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“Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mexicali Grill

Mexicali Grill
Ranked #171 of 427 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Vancouver
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had dinner here one night - special was 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert for $25 - we certainly got a lot more than we expected and it tasted really nice.

Only negative is that a live band started playing and while their music was okay, the test one two etc went on forever and then someone did a horrible loud drum solo.

I think they should stick with the canned music.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
San Francisco
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1,139 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Good food. Hit-and-miss service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great place for some Mexican food before or after a movie.
Everything I've ordered turned out good.
Chips and salsa are fresh and tasty.
Easy walk from the Santa Clara Marriott and the Hotel Avatar.

Service is marginal during off-peak hours.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 7268
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San Jose, California
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273 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“A mainstay for Mexican in Silicon Valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

This restaurant is located in the Mercado Shopping Center at the intersection of 101 and Mission College Blvd. It's not your usual Mexican restaurant. Sure, they have tacos and burritos but they also specialize in fish, mole, and other high-end dishes. I get their Cabo salad nearly every time. A great mix of greens covered with marinated grilled chicken, guacamole,
jicama, blue cheese, bacon, hard boiled eggs,
and salsa fresca. People who have eaten there with me (and there are many) have ordered a variety of things and liked them all. A great lunch place. Oh, and the chips and salsa are addictive!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Steven L
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good, but non-traditional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

"Dark" mole on the enchiladas, not the usual New Mexican red sauce. Guajillo chili in the Chili Colorado dish. Good, just a little different. Not like Chevy's. Less mainstream, for lack of a better world.

Visited May 2012
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Thank JL0719
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Camino, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Little pricey. Salsa and chips are awesome!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Live music, yummy chips and salsa, good service. Location is close to the convention center and in a very busy shopping center.

Visited April 2012
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Thank klepore
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