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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
(408) 995-0381
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Ranked #18 of 1,906 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
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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Escondido, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Sunday brunch is great. Only thing is there's no Bloody Mary's and all drinks have a Margarita swirl, so if your not into Margaritas make sure to take that into account. All four different plates we had was very good.......plates clean are a good sign.

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San Jose, California, USA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

There is no sign posted that dogs are not allowed. There is a pet store two storefronts away. We were I'm this neighborhood called Willow Glen. We were very hungry and we sat in the back patio with out 4lbs puppy. We are asked to leave. Took the food home, which we thought we could enjoy in the back patio... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food is almost an art form. I had green rice with mango, fruits, edamame and grilled chicken. I finished every bite.Very creative and different palate mix- and very delicious.

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