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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

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377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053 (Olsen Drive)
408-260-7082
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chimichanga

I've tried Chimichanga de salmon and Mole negro and they both were great! There is also a small selection of nice desserts. And there was the most wonderful waitress I've ever seen... 45 bucks with the wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Taurz
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Three of us had lunch, Fajita, Molė and Scrimp Tacos. Food was terrible. Over cooked, tasteless but still better than the service. Staff were obviously not happy to be there and it was painfully obvious.

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

1. I booked a outdoor table. When they called me back to confirm my table one day before my dinner, I told them one more time. But they totally have no clue when I arrived👎. 2. There were some kind of junk in my water. When I told the waitress, she just replaced my water without apologies. Never have this... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've tried Chimichanga de salmon and Mole negro and they both were great! There is also a small selection of nice desserts. And there was the most wonderful waitress I've ever seen... 45 bucks with the wine.

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San Jose, California, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I've given this place 3 chances to impress me. Third and last time I'll go. Don't be fooled by the fresh made guacamole (which IS the only good thing in the menu). This is NOT authentic Mexican food. It's like a fushion menu but uninspiring. The menu had very limited options and all are trying to hard to be "gourmet"... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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175 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Staying in Sunnyvale on business, we decided to visit Santana Row one evening, after strolling along the Row, looking at the ( very ) expensive shops, we decided to visit the Mexican Bistro at the very end of Santana Row. The menu was quite small with a lot of, at least to us, unusual dishes. We ordered a variety of... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Unique food, very small menu of interesting combinations. Not blow-you-away great but decent for the price in this pricey area. The 3 salsas that came with our chips were very different from a 'normal' Mexican restaurant - a nice variety.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Was really hoping this would be as amazing as the neighborhood. Santana Row shopping is top shelf. The food was disappointing. Lunch menu is very limited. Tacos had Not much flavor. Steak was tough. Salsa tasted like out of a jar. Friendly service but food fell way short.

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Consuelo's Bar and Restaurant is located in Santana Row in San Jose. It is a great place to visit because they have outdoor sitting and if you want to enjoy a stroll there are other stores and shops to visit. The movies are right across the street too! The staff at Consuelo's are very friendly and I encourage you to... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We all ordered the pod ole, which wasn't exactly like we expected, but it was very good. The portions however were small as was the number and f selections available on the menu. Service is slow, outdoor heater requested to be turned on several time as it was a little cold however it never happened. We ordered a salad to... More 

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Riviera Maya, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

On a family trip to Santana Row, we stopped at Consuelo for dinner. There was a short wait to be seated, the staff was friendly and service good. The atmosphere here is vibrant and loud and the food delicious. I recommend you try the carnitas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053
    (Olsen Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-260-7082

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?