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La Victoria

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Mexican, Californian
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140 E San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113-2005
408-298-5335
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7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Fast, Casual, Mexican Food - Late Night Option

My partner and I visited San Jose and stayed at the Marriott Downtown. We headed to the San Carlos Street location of La Victoria for a late night dinner when returning to the Downtown San Jose area. It was late and not many places were open, but La Victoria was open late! So we headed there (by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
JTF_1977
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St. Louis, MO
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My partner and I visited San Jose and stayed at the Marriott Downtown. We headed to the San Carlos Street location of La Victoria for a late night dinner when returning to the Downtown San Jose area. It was late and not many places were open, but La Victoria was open late! So we headed there (by foot - a... More 

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Cary, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had the torta, chips and salsa. All were very good. Not much room to sit so I stood at the side counter thing. Lots of college kids at 10 pm or so when I was there. It is a block or two from the SJSU campus. Fun college vibe for a forty something business traveler looking for a quick bite... More 

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went to La Victoria for a casual meal. I had their taquitos with rice and bean. My husband had their burrito and also ordered chips. We had soft drinks with it; there is a 60 cent price for refills here. Overall its reasonably good Mexican food with student friendly prices and good size portions. The orange sauce is good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When we travel to bay area, our first stop is this place. Reason why we keep coming back is because of their famous vegan Orange sauce. Today we finally decided to try their food for the first time. I got the regular burrito (lengua meat) and my boyfriend got a torta (asada). Traveling from the central valley (fresno region) we've... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

i have been to the one next to sjsu and the downtown one is fancier. same great food. EXCELLENT!!!! you will not find better mexican in san jose.

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san jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

very slow cook. probably 15 minutes for my service. one taco & one plain quesadilla, $6.00 holy cats! steak seems to be fried, not cooked over gas flame like the other major provider. missing the approprate flavor. (although the kitchen area was not visible, no confirmation). i will stick with the other major taco vendor in the area, super taqueria.... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a great place if you are looking to try some Mexican Fast Food. It is open from 7am to midnight during the week. And later on the weekends. Don't forget to try the orange sauce. It is amazing. (No Judgment) I have drank it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not only are their burritos delicious but their secret sauces are to die for. Every guests I have taken here have loved the food and fell in love with their secret sauces. I would recommend everyone to try this place and be a repeat customer.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My friends took me here a while back (I think in 2009), and I have to say that I've had one of the best burritos from this place. They are known for their famous sauce, which I had the privilege of tasting. There's just something in that sauce that made me remember this place, even after many years.

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food is always great here. It is located right next to SJSU. There are many college students and young adults that come here. The restaurant is in an old victorian house on San Carlos, so it is pretty tight when it is busy. Great Mexican food!!

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Additional Information about La Victoria

Address: 140 E San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113-2005
Phone Number: 408-298-5335
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 E San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-298-5335

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?