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“Another staple for me - I love their salsa bar and my favorite dish is the BBQ chicken burrito with chips and beans.”
Review of Aqui Cal-Mex

Aqui Cal-Mex
Ranked #9 of 2,232 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Real food, remarkably priced at your neighborhood kitchen and bar. Featuring California cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Southwest, Asia, and Latin America. Offering wild, natural and organic ingredients in dishes made fresh daily by chefs, and our award winning Industrial Strength™ Swirls and Margaritas.
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Reviewed October 31, 2007

Another staple for me - I love their salsa bar and my favorite dish is the BBQ chicken burrito with chips and beans.

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Reviewed October 20, 2006

Amazing place to eat. Kid friendly. Not exactly quiet, but not very loud, either. Good, healthy food. Fantastic salads, burritos and the specials of the day are great. Awesome for vegetarians and celiacs. Great with food allergies. Weight-watchers friendly, too. Their full bar is great and the bartenders make the best margaritas ever. They even let you order a kids meal if you're an adult! price range starts at $1.99 for kids meal to about $8.00 for fish tacos. My favourite thing is the blue corn tamales. My father loves the rice and bean burrito, but I find it bland. Their chips and salsa or chips and guac are a great starter.

Best meal(s): the blue corn tamale meal OR kids burrito and a side of chips/salsa.

Oh, forgot to mention: great place to meet friends. Plenty of seating. During the summer I'd recommend sitting outside at either location. Of course, during the winter there are heater lamps outside, too.

Bottom line: The food is good and plentiful. Reasonable prices. Awesome presentation.

The two locations might be a little out of the way, but take the few extra minutes and check em out. If you want to have some fun, go to the Willow Glen location. There is lots to do in this older SJ area.

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Reviewed May 29, 2005

This is a wonderful restaurant. Don't expect table service (there isn't any). You order in line and wait for your number/order to be called. Don't let that scare you away. The food is as good as any Mexican/California fusion restaurant on the planet. Prices are reasonable because of low overhead/low service. Tequila Bar is attached. Great for families.

Expect a crowd on warm weekend nights.

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