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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
(408) 995-0381
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Ranked #10 of 1,887 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
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
A TripAdvisor Member
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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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Always a new entrée to try, and always tasty and unique! Never a bad visit! Lunch or dinner - both are equally excellent at all locations.

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Livermore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Aqui is a hideaway in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. The outdoor seating makes you feel like you nestled in a cozy hacienda. Every time we have dined there the food has been excellent. The sangria is very good. Afterward, you can enjoy the quaint setting of Willow Glen. Visit the shops and browse.

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this is a fusion cuisine made terrific by the use of fresh ingredients. It can be noisy, but if you want a really gourmet experience at an inexpensive price, look no farther. they have 4 locations near San Jose and we regularity visit the one in Willow Glen or Campbell, the latter has some interesting items for breakfast on Sundays.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Had dinner here on a very busy Friday night. It was noisy but worth it. The signature drinks were delicious and the food outstanding.It definitely is a happening place! You wait in line to place your order,wait for it and then hopefully find a place to sit down. The sangria swirl and Carlito's margarita were the two drinks we had... More

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palm desert
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

this is one of the best restaurant bargains in the bay area. aqui has great food at a great price with optional outdoor seating in a beautiful courtyard setting. serve yourself and save by not paying a tip! friendly professional staff as well. try it, you'll like it!

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Belleview, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Regularly eat at Aqui when in the San Jose area; daily specials are always a great choice; menu has a lot of flavor and variety - truly inspired dishes. Their guacamole and salsa with chips cant be beat for an appetizer. Many healthier options as well for those of us watching our calories. The mango walnut salad is great as... More

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Hollister
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Now that we live out of town it makes a trip to Aqui even more special. The potato enchaldas have always been a to do but this trip we tried the crab cakes on another TripAvisor recomendation. Oh, so good. Crisp on the outside,light tasty crab on the inside. Fresh pineapple and a bed of green and a wonderful sauce.... More

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Rochester, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I'd describe Aqui's food as great Asian fusion with not-so-traditional Mexican. One of the best restaurants I've enjoyed and would have been happy to eat here every day!

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Introduced my family to Cali-Mex and we were all very pleased. The blackened ahi tuna enchiladas were excellent (daily special), and the salsa bar enabled us to try a variety of spicy concoctions! The margaritas were "okay"--perhaps a little over priced. Surprised that they closed at 9:30 on a Friday night.

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