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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053
408-260-7082
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Ranked #105 of 1,906 Restaurants in San Jose
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Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
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, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Olsen Drive
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

With three kids in tow, four adults wanted a meal after visiting Valley Fair Mall. Santana Row seemed a good idea but it was a busy Friday night. We waited for half an hour at the Italian joint over the road, as they had only a few tables big enough. In exasperation my daughter went over the road to the... More

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Newark, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As frequent visitors to Santana Row, we've eaten at most of it's delightful restaurants, but had never been to Consuelo. We had passed it many times and always admired the decor and charming atmosphere. So on a recent Saturday evening we decided to give it a try. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and seated at one of the... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After traveling all the way across country for a wedding, I arrived at SJC airport after 11pm. I wasn't keen on trying to find real food that late so I just checked into my hotel and feel asleep. When my friend suggested I meet her at Consuelo's Mexican bistro, I was cautious. I'm picky about my Mexican food. Plus I... More

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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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
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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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7 reviews 7 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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