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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
Good authentic food, great sidewalk atmosphere

Great authentic food with excellent sidewalk atmosphere. Great service. Had fajitas (steak and chicken) which were plenty for two. Food is very solid with plain wholesome taste. Corn tortillas. Good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Joey H
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Clarksville, VA, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Clarksville, VA, United States
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great authentic food with excellent sidewalk atmosphere. Great service. Had fajitas (steak and chicken) which were plenty for two. Food is very solid with plain wholesome taste. Corn tortillas. Good experience.

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Houst
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Took my 3 sons (22, 20, 17) to brunch here after visiting with my middle one at his internship. We enjoyed it and we can be picky about Mexican (which it is not-we're from Texas) food in California.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

As the title says, this dining experience can only be described as average - not bad, but not great either. It's, well...perfectly average...which is not bad. Upon entering, the hostess and the manage were not very friendly. They were...average. We definitely did not feel that we were welcomed inside, even thought there were plenty of other places that we could... More 

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Shimoga, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited this place after a long tiring day it was a Saturday nd we had not booked a table we approached the restaurant staff hesitating for a seat for 8 they were more than happy to seat us all in a single table with min wait, they were quick to serve also the quesadillas were great so was fajitas... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning in San Jose. Outside seating, expected a great relaxing morning with family. We have eaten at El Jardine across the street, it has the same owner and the food was fantastic. So high expectation for at least a decent brunch at Consuelo. The guacamole was fantastic, one the best, don't miss it. But that... More 

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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?