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Aqui Cal-Mex

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1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Aqui with family and friends for over 15 years now, so needless to say, I am a huge fan. Highly Recommend sitting on the outdoor patio and ordering something with salmon in it (although it's all really delicious), and if you aren't driving, order a swirl! They are known for these very strong very delicious... More 

Thank Tori M
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93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Correct because it was not greasy or too melt down. Expect a correct, decent mexican but not great. They do have good cocktail.

Thank PierreB13600
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great food in a trendy spot. Lots of cool stores all around, so you can walk around after dinner. I travel on business and am always looking for a place for good food that doesn't have a long wait. Fast casual food - that was great ($10) and a slushy buzz ($8).

Thank jeremyf649
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with family while visiting. I ordered the chicken burrito with green rice and lettuce. I got the soup with it, guess you can have soup or salad with this entree. So I had the potato soup, very good. Burrito was excellent, took half home as it was a lot of food. I had a swirl drink, limit of... More 

Thank blvnu
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was in Campbell, charging up my SMART Electric Drive for the return trip back to Santa Cruz from a day of shopping in the Santa Clara Valley. Campbell is a cute little "town", a little main street about 5 blocks long, 3 blocks wide. Campbell's food offerings are quite good, and today I was hungry, I had 1 hour... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is an interesting blend of hip local place and fast food/ counter service. We were looking for something with vegetarian options and found Aqui. It has a really casual look and it can get busy but step up to the counter: service is pretty quick and they'll pour you a margarita or some wine right at the counter. Or--... More 

San Jose
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There Salmon taco's are great and they have a lot of very good dishes to pick from. They also have a room with a bar. ALL GOOD.

Thank josephr370
The South
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for something different while traveling to San Jose for business. This place is worth the effort! I had the avocado dip as an app, and the blackened salmon as my entree. Both were wonderful. Rocket fast service. The place was bustling. Great people-watching, to boot.

Thank kevster28
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I appreciate TripAdvisor reviews from locals when I travel so here is one of mine for the San Jose, Campbell and Cupertino areas. My wife and I find ourselves going to Aqui very often. We usually visit the one I'm reviewing here, but the food and atmosphere are similar at the ones in Campbell and Cupertino. I haven't been to... More 

Thank asp3a
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our millennial family friend was surprised that the oldsters found this very hip place. Easy to eat healthy, lots of choices and interesting menu items. Love the seasonal menu and while always busy, good service too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-995-0381
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?