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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unusual Mexican on Santana Row

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Ascot_Flyer
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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373 reviews 373 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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
69 helpful votes 69 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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Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Was quickly seated and was greeted with warm tortillas, 3 salsas, and a glass of water. Unfortunately, service went down hill. I was never told what the 3 salsas were. I figured out which one was spicy pretty quick, but would have been nice to have a description of each. The website's menu is not even close to the menu... More 

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was here a couple of nights ago. We sat outside along the street at night. It was lovely with all the sparkling lights and park across the street. We had appeitizers of chips and guacalmole which is to die for. They make the guacalmole right in front of you and you tell them how spicy or mild you want... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had dinner with family at Consuelo. Rather disappointing. I had Carne Asada which was flavorful but very chewy. My wife had carnival tacos which were bland. Meals were not inexpensive. Pretty disappointing overall.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had dinner Saturday night at Consuelo Mexican Bistro at Santana Row. First they couldn't sit us outside due to reservations which tables were still empty when we left 1 hour later. Then the service was terrible. Asked to share a salad with my wife which they just brought a big salad but we had to eat off our small bread... More 

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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, Outdoor seating
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?