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Aqui Cal-Mex

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 58
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Pleasanton, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An experience . A bit like a school canteen - very clinical and loud but the food was good and reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was a bit of drag to get a parking around but just be a little patient and once you get parking the restaurant will pay it off - food was awesome, quick and tasty. The daily special drink they had was really great (I think Mango & Cantaloupe or something) - and the staff was excellent. Overall, the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I absolutely love Aqui- in all their locations. My favorite meal is the salmon- which is served with tofu and the best lemon sauce I've had anywhere, but I don't think I've ever ordered anything I wasn't happy with. Fresh, great food, atmosphere, and prices all fit together well. It's always busy- sometimes a little loud, but definitely a family... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Aqui does what it does well. You order from the kitchen, they give you a "beeper" and you go pick it up when it's ready. Quick, no hassle service and the food is excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

One of our evenings, me and my son wanted to go out for some Mexican food for dinner. We found Aqui and thought we would give it a try. WOW! very fresh. Food was delicious and staff was very attentive. We tried the sampler trio of hummus, guacamole, and black bean dip.....highly recommend!!! My son had the chicken Enchiladas and... More 

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Additional Information about Aqui Cal-Mex

Address: 1145 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone Number: +1 408-995-0381
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, 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?