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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

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377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053 (Olsen Drive)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fair Oaks, California
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Guacamole was good, but queso came after meals were served and was almost inedible because the cheese had separated and was taffy like in consistency. The carnitas were a disappointment as was the rest of the food. The service was friendly but forgetful; we had to remind the waiter several times for things he forgot. He was not busy so... More 

Thank DiDifoodie
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were greet promptly! Margaritas were delicious!!! We ordered a few different items and it was so fresh tasting! We really enjoyed it! It was nice to sit outside too! Our server Kevin was very good!

Thank Nancy A
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

food was bland and tasteless. service was good and fast - maybe too fast. we barely had to wait for the food and it was a busy saturday night. margaritas were nothing to write home about. churros with icecream was good for dessert

Thank Balakrishna R
Alexandria, VA
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138 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Santana Row may be a San Jose hot spot, but it does little for me. I can't stand restaurants that use "fusion" anywhere in their description, so that really narrows it down in this place. Hey, but Consuelo advertises "authentic Mexican food". OK but I have 2 comments: 1st, I don't know any Mexicans who prefer their food as bland... More 

Thank fcfrag
Fremont, California
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4,173 reviews
1,261 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We went for lunch. I liked their three salsas that they serve with their complementary chips. For lunch we had their enchiladas. I liked their mole sauce enchiladas. The flavors were good I also liked their beans. Our drinks were a Bohemia and ice tea. The restaurant has both inside and patio seating. We opted for a booth inside. International... More 

Thank mini
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Like all of the "Mexican" restaurants of this region, this restaurant was mediocre. We went mid-afternoon and found the service to be pleasant, if not very slow. We tried the guacamole (more seasonings than avocado) and ordered the mole enchiladas and carnitas (both severely lacking in seasoning). Sadly, this is yet another disappointing Mexican restaurant outing for us in this... More 

Thank Luckyenough
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great service for regular Mexican food; a bit pricey because of its location on Santana Row, which means, you pay for the high-end image they sell you when you stroll down Santana Row.

Thank Estela T
Saratoga, California
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The food is just ok. The service was good. With so many other really good restaurants around the Row, I don't think I will come back here again.

Thank JoanJh
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

It's worth going to this restaurant just for the novelty of seeing the guacamole being made at your table. Food and drink is all of a good standard.

Thank Helen B
Aptos, California
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We ate here for our valentines dinner a day early. Conveniently located by the theater as we were seeing a movie, there was also no wait. i recommend the sangria and fresh guacamole prepared at the table. Don't be afraid to ask for it spicy! We said medium and it was pretty tame. I had the tiny tostada appetizer as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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