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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am Mexican and when i travel outside my Country, i do not intend to look for the Mexican flavor as it is really hard to get. But Consuelo Mexican Bistro, in Santana Row, it is GREAT in Mexican flavor, in service and in Price. Also, the ambiance and the music transport you to my Country. Try it¡!! I believe... More 

Thank _groupsloscabos
Elk Grove, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stop and have a wonderful Mexican lunch or dinner. Sitting available outdoors on the sidewalk and food is delicious!

Thank gdandcj
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is great here but the food is a little disappointing given how expensive it is. I always end up here late at night so I want to try this earlier in the evening to see if my review of it changes.

Thank Ann S
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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was the worst food I've had on Santana Row and the worst Mexican food anywhere. We went for the Happy Hour-it is only at the bar. The bar was full so we sat at a table. We ordered $14 margaritas and wanted to relax a little while. The waitress came every minute to take our order. The cups for... More 

Thank hulamoon
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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536 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place was disappointing. The food was not very flavorful. I had the the Tilapia special. It was breaded in polenta. The polenta muted any flavor from the fish. My wife had the shrimp tacos which were ok. Again not much flavor. Our server was nice and friendly. The men's bathroom was a mess. There was standing water under the... More 

Thank Climb14ers
Wiesbaden, Germany
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

During or after Shopping in the santana row that is the perfect place to relax. During the cold Season you can take your seat in the cozy retaurant while during summer a Patio in the middle of the street invites you. Guacamole tableside prepared, Chips and Dips, tacos,.... good Food in a nice atmosphere. And a large variety of Drinks... More 

Thank Michael R
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252 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

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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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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436 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?