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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053
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Ranked #95 of 1,906 restaurants in San Jose
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Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Olsen Drive
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65 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

... this delightful little place after an afternoon of sightseeing. There were half price margharitas in the bar but not 5 seats. The bartender graciously allowed us to take our drinks to the (non- happy hour) outdoor seating, and even brought half price refills. Made the top shelf versions affordable. The tableside guacamole was good, as were the fajitas and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having never been to San Jose, we sought out local recommendations for dinner. A few people suggested Santana Row for the variety of restaurants. We picked Consuelo and we were not disappointed. Very good sopes and a nice surprise, chicken stuffed with huitlacoche which was delicious. I haven't seen huitlacoche on many menus. Good margaritas too. A little on the... More

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant is located on the end of Santana Row. It serves up great middle Mexican fare and has great ambiance indoors, and fun patio outside.

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San Jose, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The table side guacamole is superb! The quesadilla with epazote is unique, try it! Overall terrific food, cocktails! It's a lively place and the service is very good. It's a little spendy for Mexican food but this ain't no Taco Bell!

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San Jose, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Besides Consuelo's being an excellent Mexican Bistro, it has the best service at Santana Row. I feel like family there! The food is authentic and the tortillas are as homemade as my mothers! And they keep them coming until you say 'when!'

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Ottawa, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I thought it was fascinating that they had over 320 brands of tequila. Their margaritas were absolutely fantastic. I went to visit with a friend, but my husband and I showed up an hour early by accident so we got a quesadilla appetizer which was really yummy. The menu didn't have much available, and a lot of it was either... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Looking for somewhere to eat on Santana Row in San Jose and we stumbled across a waiter making guacamole on demand at an outside table. Naturally we wanted the same and also had a great main course. Recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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136 reviews 136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Came here with a group, so cannot really comment on value for money. Had a great salad, and loved the fact that they make the guacamole at the table... fun evening in a nice part of San Jose!

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located on pretty much the only street with any form of life in San Jose, a great spot. Spacious inside, even if a little dated decor. Extremely helpful and chatty staff, although perhaps don't take recommendations on the Mexican beer, stick to what you know. Food wise, ask your server for their opinion, go with the flow. This won't blow... More

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San Jose, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a great restaurant with great food, good drinks and a fun atmosphere. The guacamole, made fresh in front of the table, is absolutely fantastic! The ceviche was awesome, and the meals were terrific - the lamb was superb, the shrimp tacos were excellent, and our friend loved the chimichanga. Overall, a wonderful restaurant. I know that there were... More

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