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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

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377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053 (Olsen Drive)
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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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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2 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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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 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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28 reviews
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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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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

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?