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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The front staff, hostesses, were a bit flacky but the food was good as was the service. I would definitely go back.

Thank Rodney A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were really hungry and went for a late lunch. The food was excellent. Guacamole made fresh at the table in front of us. Fresh ingredients and great taste. Imaging the atmosphere is great at night time. The service was great with waiters being attentive.

Thank Jo R
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Consuelo will not accommodate any of your dietary needs. They tell you that it comes the way it comes, & they will not make any changes, even to leaving onions out or changing the vegetable that comes with the meal. The greet staff and wait staff are arrogant & try not to notice you when you enter. This was a... More 

Thank kpowers101
Whittier, California
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Walked by and saw the table-side guacamole and I was sold. We were told it was a 25 minute wait, but it was actually less than 10. The fajitas were amazing! I shared with my 12 year old who loved the chorizo. It was very expensive but delicious.

Thank Beth B
Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I asked to go eat at a Mexican restaurant and my friend bought me here. The chips and salsa were great! Margaritas were watery. Shrimp tacos were just okay. My friend liked her salmon tacos.

Thank Tennismel57
Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Great service and great food. I had tortilla soup which was lovely and followed up with chicken enchilada en mole which were good and made with quality chicken. Staff were busy but attentive. Will certainly return.

Thank Andy B
San Francisco Bay Area
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

They have lots of different mescal drinks, the Oaxaca favorite. It's old Mexico inside, and they make guacamole at your table, and have terrific fish.

Thank Giancarlo
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

When we arrived, they seemed annoyed we had children with us. They were also completely un-accommodating for the children when it came to finding a suitable lunch option for them. Service was slow, though the place was practically empty. And, they somehow messed up my lunch and had to re-make it. It arrived after everyone else had finished eating.

Thank Amanda K
Fair Oaks, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?