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Aqui Cal-Mex

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Mexican, American
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1145 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
+1 408-995-0381
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: Real food, remarkably priced at your neighborhood kitchen and bar...
Real food, remarkably priced at your neighborhood kitchen and bar. Featuring California cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Southwest, Asia, and Latin America. Offering wild, natural and organic ingredients in dishes made fresh daily by chefs, and our award winning Industrial Strength™ Swirls and Margaritas.
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice, inexpensive meal out

This is a cute little order-then-sit restaurant that has a similarly cute patio when the weather is nice. Food is fairly reliably good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
rivenmyst137
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Santa Clara, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went here for the first time about 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night. They are CRAZY busy, it is like standing room only in a club for 18 - 25 year olds. when we finally got a table, it was along the wall outside of the bar. Turned out that became the line for bar service,... More 

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Milpitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I think calling this place Cal-Mex is a bit of a stretch. Lets just say its American food with a Mexican flare! The food is okay...I'd even say sub-par. The test of a good Mexican food place is the chips...and well, the chips aren't good. BUT (yes there is a but), if you are looking for organic, local and sustainable... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a cute little order-then-sit restaurant that has a similarly cute patio when the weather is nice. Food is fairly reliably good.

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is an order at the counter and pick up your own food place that provides food quality as if it were a full service restaurant. Pricing is very reasonable and the plate presentations are attractive and colorful. Getting a seat might be a bit of a challenge so get your seat then order because doing it the other way... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Simply amazing dining experience! Healthy but delicious Mexican menu. I seriously could have ordered anything and it would have been outstanding. Service was fast and friendly, food was hot and delicious and I can't wait to go again. Every city needs this restaurant. Go. Don't walk...run!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was my 2nd visit, but my friends and family eat here all the time. The menu is always diverse with good flavor, and the prices are very reasonable. If you enjoy fusion and Mexican food, this is a great place to eat.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Came in for early Sunday lunch, delighted to see they had a brunch menu. My 82 year old Mom usually shies away from natural and organic type restaurants but we decided to give it a try. The Paradise Patron Swirl drinks (passion fruit juice, orange juice, Patron Citronge,vodka and margarita) were a delight and we could see many people had... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant has delicious food, variety of items in their menu including drinks and desserts. The service is good, fast and the price is right for the amount of food that you are getting.

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place with several locations in San Jose and one in Campbell, Ca. The food is always fresh and hot. Though calling it Cal-Mex is a bit of a stretch, lol. However they do sell Burritos, Tacos & Enchiladas. It is definitely with a California twist. I've been coming here for quite a few years. You walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great fun. Food is always great. Interesting specials. Great bar. Can't go wrong here. Outdoor seating is a plus. I like the enchiladas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1145 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-995-0381

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children

Description

Real food, remarkably priced at your neighborhood kitchen and bar. Featuring California cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Southwest, Asia, and Latin America. Offering wild, natural and organic ingredients in dishes made fresh daily by chefs, and our award winning Industrial Strength™ Swirls and Margaritas.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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