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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

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377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053 (Olsen Drive)
+1 408-260-7082
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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242 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to going there, based on my earlier experiences about a year ago. This time it was a mess. Started with a table that had to be repaired before we could be seated. The filet mignon was cook to crisp--not medium as ordered-- and the meat was tough. Did not even look like filet. Salmon tacos were... More 

Thank bubba65
Fairfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Really nothing special. So unless you just have to have Mexican food, suggest you choose among better places walking distance away.

Thank ajcricket
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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409 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I keep coming back here whenever I'm in Silicon Valley... just love the guacamole. Varied menu, very tasty food and friendly service to boot. All good!

Thank ChrBrd
San Diego, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The front staff, hostesses, were a bit flacky but the food was good as was the service. I would definitely go back.

Thank Rodney A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were really hungry and went for a late lunch. The food was excellent. Guacamole made fresh at the table in front of us. Fresh ingredients and great taste. Imaging the atmosphere is great at night time. The service was great with waiters being attentive.

Thank Jo R
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Consuelo will not accommodate any of your dietary needs. They tell you that it comes the way it comes, & they will not make any changes, even to leaving onions out or changing the vegetable that comes with the meal. The greet staff and wait staff are arrogant & try not to notice you when you enter. This was a... More 

Thank kpowers101
Whittier, California
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Walked by and saw the table-side guacamole and I was sold. We were told it was a 25 minute wait, but it was actually less than 10. The fajitas were amazing! I shared with my 12 year old who loved the chorizo. It was very expensive but delicious.

Thank Beth B
Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I asked to go eat at a Mexican restaurant and my friend bought me here. The chips and salsa were great! Margaritas were watery. Shrimp tacos were just okay. My friend liked her salmon tacos.

Thank Tennismel57
Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great service and great food. I had tortilla soup which was lovely and followed up with chicken enchilada en mole which were good and made with quality chicken. Staff were busy but attentive. Will certainly return.

Thank Andy B
San Francisco Bay Area
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

They have lots of different mescal drinks, the Oaxaca favorite. It's old Mexico inside, and they make guacamole at your table, and have terrific fish.

Thank Giancarlo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128-2053
    (Olsen Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-260-7082

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