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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
(408) 995-0381
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Ranked #14 of 1,901 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
San Jose, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I enjoy going to the various Aqui restaurants. The meetup group I am in visits the various Aqui restaurants around town and because of the group I was finally able to try one first hand. I do like the presentation of the food, very creative layout and the few things I have eaten there were quite good. I also finally... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I'm not a drinker, but even I tried the swirl. It is soooo gooood. They have 4 flavors and a special of the day. I ordered one with a side. Get something to eat with your drinks, they are strong. Can be noisy, long waits, You order you food and drinks in line. Wait for you order and then take... More

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san jose 95120
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Aqui's anywhere is good: Lincoln, Snell, or Campbell Avenues. My favorite is the one on Snell, mainly because of its proximity, easy parking. The choices are varied and many, the service is efficient, and I always seem to come away with a take home box. They also have a fantastic blended Sangria, but I have to exercise restraint when it's... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of our favorite go to restaurants! Fresh, seasonal foods with something for everyone. Whether you like meat, fish, vegetarian, spicy, mild, etc. there is always something we find on the menu that fits. Great value as well. Casual indoor and outdoor dining. We usually go for dinner, but have gone many times for lunch as well. They... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Simply put Margarita, Swirl and down to Earth Mexi-Caly food!❤️ If they were in SoCal I'd be there every week! The Margaritas are industrial size and the new Swirls are an instant success! Great drinking hole. The Food is center stage! Earthy, full of flavor and lends to the Healthy side! A perfect fusion for a Friday night or any... More

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the perfect place for a reasonable and tasty meal. There is a changing menu in addition to the standards. We usually order what's on the board and have enjoyed all the items. This is Mexican fusion. Fresh salmon or meat accompanied by a variety of interesting fresh ingredients and sauces. This place is great for dinner and brunch.... More

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kauai
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just off the plane to visit my niece and head downtown Willow Glen to Aqui - great format - grab a table and head up to any of the friendly cashiers to order. You can order from a gourmet menu or the daily chalkboard specials. The creative recipes are great pairings of mexican and local sourced gourmet ingredients, worthy of... More

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If a place is usually as busy as this place was I'll walk out, but I had to try it and I'm sooo.... happy I did because the food was amazing!!!! It is well worth the wait and I'd come here again and again!!

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Paradise, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We've moved from our many decades in the Bay Area into retirment in the Sierra North... Having lived and worked in the Willow Glen neighborhood for many years, I can say Aqui, is more than you would expect from it's humble street front visage... I ran a number of retail businesses in and around this easy going burb with one... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We did the California Enchi, Salmon Taco, Chicken Verde and Avocado corn burrito for a working lunch. The dishes were so good we shared everything. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly waiter made this a must visit next time I'm in town. At 1 pm on a Thursday it was busy so be prepared to wait at the weekend!

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