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Taqueria Tlaquepaque

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721 Willow St., San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 287-9777
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This little place is delicious. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but the food is really good. It is small, only about 15 tables, but the food is really good. They have a small area you can stand and drink while waiting for a table, but there is no air conditioning, so if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This little place is delicious. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but the food is really good. It is small, only about 15 tables, but the food is really good. They have a small area you can stand and drink while waiting for a table, but there is no air conditioning, so if it's really hot outside,... More 

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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have gone here twice for lunch and both times the food has been good. Service was slow the 1st time, but improve the second time. The refried beans are delicious.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This place is a favorite of our son who took us there. To me it seems to be over rated. If this is one of the best in San Jose for Mexican then the area is lacking in really good and flavorful Mexican food. Have lived in Texas and Arizona and traveled through out the Southwest. I have had much... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Consistently some of the best Mexican food anywhere can be found at Tlaquepaque. It is a real treat to go there and start with a Chavela (beer with lemon juice and a salted rim margarita glass) or a Super Chavela (add a shot of tequila). You can get these in either light or dark and each is about 20 ounces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the best Mexican restaurants in San Jose! The service can sometimes be slow but the food is awesome. A great place to eat and drink with friends.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very authentic menu. The place is extremely popular and has 2 or 3 other restaurants. We went to the Willow Glen location. Love their salsa. We ordered tacos and all variety were very good.

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ducka62
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Taqueria is a good place to eat. There is usually a wait, but well worth it. The chips and salsa are yummy and the Super chicken Tacos are great. I also had a bean tostada that was 1 of the best and freshest I have had at a restaurant. Great place to get lunch or dinner.

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san jose ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

When I want delicious Mexican food, no one beats Tlaquepaque! The atmosphere is ok and it is noisy, but man their food! My friend says it's the lard, lol! Regardless, if you're in the area and want to get away from the chains, this is the place. My favorite is the chicken quesadilla, with side of rice and beans. Super... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I haven't been here in a while. I don't know if they changed management, but we were disappointed. First, the place was warm and noisy. The way the place is built, it is inherently noisy already, but then it was compounded by loud music. The food wasn't bad and in some areas would be considered good. However, in San Jose... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

The menu sounds typical for a Mexican restaurant but each dish has just a little extra that adds to the flavor and enjoyment. Friends who go often took me and we had an assortment of their soft tacos supreme. Yummy! If you order an Horchata, do ask for it in a 'to go' container because it's giant!

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Additional Information about Taqueria Tlaquepaque

Address: 721 Willow St., San Jose, CA 95125
Phone Number: (408) 287-9777
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 721 Willow St., San Jose, CA 95125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 287-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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