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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
“thai chicken” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
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11 - 20 of 196 reviews

Reviewed August 5, 2017

Good food, plenty of space inside. Being vegetarians, there was no issue. Parking is an issue. Finding a place to park is a difficult task

Thank Hello0
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This place is just wonderful, great Mexican food, salads and my all time favorite Aqui's drink, Swirls. Be careful with these little guys because even though they look like an Icee or Smoothy, they pack a wallop. Great place to go with a crowd; fun,...More

Thank sjsubabe
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Aqui is a great place for individuals, family or friends can get together for excellent food and drinks. I've never ordered anything I did not like here. The swirls are bomb along with their fresca options. It's always a hit!

Thank Missgoolcharan
Reviewed June 19, 2017

I love how the chefs are always creating NEW dishes for their patrons to delight in. Always plentiful and tasty their fare is fun to share, as we order multiple dishes and share tastes. Always satisfying! Uh, beware - if you want to conduct business...More

Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekday for lunch. The place was bustling! You order at the counter and they give you a pager for when the food is ready. I asked for and received delivery of my food to the table though, as I was there with...More

Thank waterangel21
Reviewed June 1, 2017

For me, this is the place I go to when I can't make up my mind on anything else, it's that go to kind of place. The place where you know the food is gonna be delicious, consistent, with lots of choices! I love the...More

Thank Jimmy95125
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Our associates usually hit aqui's 3 times a week and when we have staff luncheons. Today we had a large order and everything was perfect! Many of us tried the daily specials which are never a disappointment. Their food is fresh and well presented. The...More

Thank m r
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We were in town visiting family. This is one of their favorite casual dining restaurants and we can see why. Everything from the appetizers to the entrees were fresh and super flavorful. Their cocktails were creative and delicious. We'll definitely be back next time we're...More

Thank NMM05
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Aqui with family and friends for over 15 years now, so needless to say, I am a huge fan. Highly Recommend sitting on the outdoor patio and ordering something with salmon in it (although it's all really delicious), and if...More

Thank Tori M
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Correct because it was not greasy or too melt down. Expect a correct, decent mexican but not great. They do have good cocktail.

Thank PierreB13600
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June 22, 2017|
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Response from REALTOROY | Reviewed this property |
Aqua has "outdoor patio seating" 😊
Asha A
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Craig T | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in Aqui and for reaching out. Tina is correct, we do not take reservations. 1st come 1st serve works best for our counter casual restaurant model. Thanks again! Aqui Cal-Mex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-995-0381
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Real food, remarkably priced at your neighborhood kitchen and bar. Featuring California cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Southwest, Asia, and Latin America. Offering wild, natural and organic ingredients in dishes made fresh daily by chefs, and our award winning Industrial Strength™ Swirls and Margaritas.
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