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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
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71 - 80 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2015

I absolutely love Aqui- in all their locations. My favorite meal is the salmon- which is served with tofu and the best lemon sauce I've had anywhere, but I don't think I've ever ordered anything I wasn't happy with. Fresh, great food, atmosphere, and prices...More

Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Aqui does what it does well. You order from the kitchen, they give you a "beeper" and you go pick it up when it's ready. Quick, no hassle service and the food is excellent

Thank RACurry1112
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

One of our evenings, me and my son wanted to go out for some Mexican food for dinner. We found Aqui and thought we would give it a try. WOW! very fresh. Food was delicious and staff was very attentive. We tried the sampler trio...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 22 May 2015

My husband and I were ready for a casual meal, so we decided to try Aqui Cal-Mex. Even though it was only three miles from our hotel, the drive through rush hour traffic was a nightmare! It was stop and go the entire route, with...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Aqui is a pretty good restaurant. It doesn't have table service, but what really matters is how tasty the food is. Last time I went, they had Blackberry Pineapple Agua Fresca as a choice of beverage, which was awesome! For an appetizer, they have tortilla...More

Thank GarneshibuaVEv
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Wow! Great variety! Includes unusual variety of veggies, unusual specials (eg Saturday: grass-fed beef enchiladas w/ chopped marinated carrot relish and side of mashed potatoes). The "guacamole" is a DELISH mash of avocado, and their signature "swirls" cocktails are killer. Busy, busy on a Saturday...More

Thank SoCalGal52
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Food is okay - some unusual combinations offered. Orders taken at counter and then you pick up food - no servers. Nice selection of entrees and drinks as well as a full bar.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We have one word in our extended family for a meeting place: AQUI's! We love the patio, the food and the "Cali" laid backness. We visited on a Sunday afternoon for a celebration. We had some birthdays and a couple of joggers having done a...More

Thank Chris94545
Reviewed 5 January 2015

A San Jose friend recommended this place for our lunch meeting. The food was very tasty and (if their claims are true) healthy. You order at the counter, and they bring the food to the table. Service was friendly and prompt, and they have a...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Aqui Cal-Mex (Aqui) is a very interesting dining concept, and very well executed. It is essentially a very high-end cafeteria serving very good Cal-Mex food. There are currently 4 locations (San Jose, Campbell, and Cupertino). This is one of our favorite restaurants in South San...More

Thank DHook
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22 June 2017|
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Response from REALTOROY | Reviewed this property |
Aqua has "outdoor patio seating" 😊
Asha A
9 July 2016|
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Response from Craig T | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your interest in Aqui and for reaching out. Tina is correct, we do not take reservations. 1st come 1st serve works best for our counter casual restaurant model. Thanks again! Aqui Cal-Mex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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