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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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All reviews lunch guacamole fish tacos rice and beans burrito beef great mexican food high tech san jose well worth the wait hole in the wall toda bay cucina
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Reviewed April 15, 2020

Best fish tacos anywhere. It is within walking distance of the Extended Stay Hotel. Very reasonable and excellent service and can eat outside.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

Maria Elena's Restaurant is well located near the bay. I sat outside with three friends. The prices are low and the service is ok. They only serve coffee during the weekends, so I settled for hot tea which was ruined by the local tap water...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Popular lunch spot, this place provides good Mexican cuisine at a fair price. Our large group was seated outside promptly, but by the end of our meal there were at least five bunches in wait. Our service was great and the food good. I did...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019

Here's why I'm NEVER going there again.... and neither should you.. 1. I showed up at 12:40 for lunch... restaurant seats 64. There were 9 customers... "can i sit at that table far away from the restroom"? Ans: No, we may get customers..... BUT there...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

I'm from CA and really miss Mexican food this good. Worth the drive to find this place. Be sure and try the carnitas.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Alviso is part of San Jose. The really separate part away from all the high tech, highways and shoping centers. On the north side of Highway 237 it is an isolated community just off the southern end of the bay. And once you get there...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Never had a bad meal at Maria Elena's and have been eating here for years. Everything from there chips and salsa to their entrees is good and made with fresh ingredients.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed March 7, 2019

I just live this restaurant - just an amazing food and such nice people. I am a huge foodie and this is one of my most visited places whenever I'm hungry.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband is working temporarily in San Jose and he discovered this place through work friends. We never expect good Mexican food outside of Texas and I wasn’t expecting too much when we pulled up to this rather low-key location. However, it reminds me of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I came in from the east coast and were hoping for some good California Mexican food and we got it! Sure it’s no frills but the Baja fish tacos were perfect! My hubs got the house tacos and he loved them also....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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No idea, but the unadorned and basic recipes will probably ensure that the menudo is authentic.
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