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Plaza Garibaldi

Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian
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1170 E Santa Clara St, Ste 10, San Jose, CA 95116-2387
408-298-0121
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great service, weak margarita

So, my wife makes fun of me because I have four categories that I rate Mexican restaurants on: atmosphere, chips and salsa, margaritas, and the meals. Well, tonight Plaza Garibaldi did a really good job on three of those categories. Plaza Garibaldi has a very relaxing environment where I would love... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Timothy S
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San Jose, California, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You would think a place like San Jose would have great Mexican restaurants. They don't seem to turn up on any internet searches. We were looking for a little ambiance along with some authenticity. This place did not fit the bill. Our waiter was nice so, points for good service. The food was mediocre at best. People in my party... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

So, my wife makes fun of me because I have four categories that I rate Mexican restaurants on: atmosphere, chips and salsa, margaritas, and the meals. Well, tonight Plaza Garibaldi did a really good job on three of those categories. Plaza Garibaldi has a very relaxing environment where I would love to hang out with family and/or friends. When my... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food, drinks and ambience Try fish tacos Ceviche Pastor tacos Authentic Mexican food, great frozen margaritas Fairly priced and live Mariachi music

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Positive: the handmade corn tortillas were a nice surprise. My husband and I both ordered the chicken tacos. They were excellent! Grilled chicken to perfection, seasoned with lemon and cilantro, mexican cheese and a chile garnish. 3 tacos to each plate, served on a wood cutting board. $9/each plate. Definitely no complaints in this department! Otherwise, they have a limited... More 

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were there with a group expecting good Mexican food and it was not up to our expectations. The shrimp ceviche appetizer lacked flavor, the shrimp "a la diabla" came with the same mole sauce used for the enchiladas and while it worked for the enchiladas it was not appropriate for the shrimp dish; the one meal which was good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Came here after a long day at work and I was thrown back by the authentic corn tortillas and chicken tacos and great cheves to wash it down.. Even though there was a guy here making a scene about God knows what with looks like the owner.. I live this place and I am coming back..

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Costa Mesa, California
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We are from Southern California and we love our Mexican restaurants. When we travel and look for places to eat, Mexican restaurants are naturally at the top of our list. We found Plaza Garibaldi completely by chance several years ago. I didn't remember the name, and the next time we traveled through San Jose I wandered around aimlessly until we... More 

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San Clemente, CA
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

Found out about this restaurant while staying in San Jose and visiting the Winchester Mystery House. Absolutely delicious Mexican food!!! Great salsa!!! Live Mariachi Band while we were there on a Friday evening. We are looking forward to going back someday whenever we visit San Jose again. This is a keeper.

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Edmonton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

We left here with full bellies and light hearts. Not only was the food excellant and plentiful, and the value the best we found on our weekend get-a-way, but even the other diners were cheerful, introducing themselves and chatting as if we were all old friends. This place reminded us of all the things we have enjoyed about our trips... More 

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Cork,Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

We are both Irish and we got the recommendation from a nice mexican couple we met. After walking in we were the center of attention. We ordered or food which was great. Then bring on the gang bangers who wanted to bottle us. They tried to gain entry and pointed to us and said " What are those two mother... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1170 E Santa Clara St, Ste 10, San Jose, CA 95116-2387
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-298-0121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?