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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

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377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053 (Olsen Drive)
+1 408-260-7082
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During or after Shopping in the santana row that is the perfect place to relax. During the cold Season you can take your seat in the cozy retaurant while during summer a Patio in the middle of the street invites you. Guacamole tableside prepared, Chips and Dips, tacos,.... good Food in a nice atmosphere. And a large variety of Drinks... More 

Thank Michael R
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244 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I was looking forward to going there, based on my earlier experiences about a year ago. This time it was a mess. Started with a table that had to be repaired before we could be seated. The filet mignon was cook to crisp--not medium as ordered-- and the meat was tough. Did not even look like filet. Salmon tacos were... More 

Thank bubba65
Fairfield, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Really nothing special. So unless you just have to have Mexican food, suggest you choose among better places walking distance away.

Thank ajcricket
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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414 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I keep coming back here whenever I'm in Silicon Valley... just love the guacamole. Varied menu, very tasty food and friendly service to boot. All good!

Thank ChrBrd
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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39 reviews
19 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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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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40 reviews
17 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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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

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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, Spanish
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, Kids, 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: +1 408-260-7082

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?