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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 1,905 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
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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
Durango, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

There are 2 Aqui restaurants in the South Bay, on Lincoln in the Willow Glen area of San Jose and on Campbell Ave in Campbell. Our favorite is the one in Campbell as it is closer to us but both Campbell and Willow Glen are great. The chef in Campbell is usually available near the ordering stations to talk about... More

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Hollister, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Cal-Mex at its finest. Green Beans with a quesadilla, a little strange, but it works here. Drinks are fairly strong, and they should be for the price!! Gets a little busy with singles in the evenings, so if you bring children do so in the daytime.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We came here late after a day in Monterey and it was awesome! Perfect balance of spice, salt, and sweet. The Colorado Angus beef was delicious, especially with a little bit of ghost Chile salsa!

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San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

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
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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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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
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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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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