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Taqueria Tlaquepaque

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721 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-1747
+1 408-287-9777
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Adelaide, Australia
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We turned up at about 8:30pm, and the kitchen was closing, but they kindly took our order, and brought out a great dinner for the 4 of us. We were made very welcome, and would be pleased to eat there again.

Thank Jenny M
Pahoa, Hawaii
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

i have twice lived in willow glen area of san jose the second being for a 2 yr period in the mid 2000's. i had gone to Taqueria Tlaquepaque many times for anything from lunch to donner to just grabbing chips and salsa. my friend hector mentioned it as a possible meeting place for lunch, i was very happy! got... More 

Thank punadude
San Jose, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

If your looking for a great Mexican resturant you have to try T.T.. From the chile verde to,the tostada pulpa all hummy. You also have to try a chevella. Try it all you will dinfinently enjoy.

Thank Brian L
San Jose, California
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

This little place is delicious. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but the food is really good. It is small, only about 15 tables, but the food is really good. They have a small area you can stand and drink while waiting for a table, but there is no air conditioning, so if it's really hot outside,... More 

Thank 14hungrymama
Bay Area, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have gone here twice for lunch and both times the food has been good. Service was slow the 1st time, but improve the second time. The refried beans are delicious.

Thank snikcod
Green Valley, Arizona
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273 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is a favorite of our son who took us there. To me it seems to be over rated. If this is one of the best in San Jose for Mexican then the area is lacking in really good and flavorful Mexican food. Have lived in Texas and Arizona and traveled through out the Southwest. I have had much... More 

Thank jcjr2
San Jose, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Consistently some of the best Mexican food anywhere can be found at Tlaquepaque. It is a real treat to go there and start with a Chavela (beer with lemon juice and a salted rim margarita glass) or a Super Chavela (add a shot of tequila). You can get these in either light or dark and each is about 20 ounces... More 

Thank AndyP53
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants in San Jose! The service can sometimes be slow but the food is awesome. A great place to eat and drink with friends.

Thank Eric N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very authentic menu. The place is extremely popular and has 2 or 3 other restaurants. We went to the Willow Glen location. Love their salsa. We ordered tacos and all variety were very good.

Thank scdreno
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351 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Taqueria is a good place to eat. There is usually a wait, but well worth it. The chips and salsa are yummy and the Super chicken Tacos are great. I also had a bean tostada that was 1 of the best and freshest I have had at a restaurant. Great place to get lunch or dinner.

Thank ducka62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-1747
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-287-9777

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