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Taqueria Tlaquepague

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2222 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3543
(408) 978-3665
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite of the 2 (formerly 3), it is big, has a large menu, reasonable prices, and everyone I take there loves it. Machaca and tortas are my favs. It can be a long wait if you go for dinner or on week ends, but hey, it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank rmromandia
San Jose
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Majority of the servers are RUDE. You are lucky if you get one of the 3 servers that have been there the longest. They are friendly, always smile and hustle to get what you need. The others never smile, are rude in their tone, roll their eyes, and make it seem like they hate being there and they will let... More 

Thank Veronica J
Level Contributor
120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good but the service not so much. Just seemed a bit unorganized. The chips and salsa were so so so yummy!

Thank Abby T
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

When we first arrived to this restaurant all the tables were full and we had to wait about 15 minutes for a spot. This I took as a good sign of the food we were about to eat. However I was disappointed and felt it discourteous that no-one came to great us and tell us how long the wait would... More 

Thank Pieroapc
Saratoga, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Wanted to try out something new so thought it would be a good place since the reviews were glowing. However, it turned out to be a disappointment since the service is quite poor, once the order is taken, the server is nowhere to be found. The food was also nothing worth writing home about. The only positive was the salsa,... More 

Thank sjcphx_musketeer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

This place has some funky interior, but it's always packed - because the food is legit! Big portions, tons of great combo meals so you can try different dishes. Call ahead because lines for tables can get long. Service needs to improve - some unfriendly faces from the waiters.

Thank Steven1056
San Jose, California
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is an excellent mexican restaurant. They have killer salsa and chips. The main thing to order is the Super Chavelis. It's a shot of tequila, a shot of Citrus and 1 and 1/2 beer ( Mordelo Dark or Light) in a frosty Scooner! There is a 3 drink maximum! The tacos and burritos a la carte are Awesome. The... More 

Thank fooddentista
Danville, California
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228 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I met a friend here who lives in the neighborhood. It is in a strip mall beside a dry cleaner. There is parking out front, however, there was a long line of people waiting so the parking was tight. I had a meat taco (only one as I was not hungry) and a Super Margarita (the "jumbo" size). Both were... More 

Thank SandraBaja
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I recommend this place. Don't expect complex ingredients or preparation. Don't demand fawning service. Go and eat, go and relax, go and enjoy yourself. It is not complicated.

1 Thank HeadedOut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We went there with my family, the food was good except the nacos (not so good). They can do better with service...

1 Thank Andrew6464

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2222 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3543
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 978-3665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?