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Aqui Cal-Mex

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201 E Campbell Ave, Downtown Campbell, Campbell, CA 95008-2009
+1 408-374-2784
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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142 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a lighter meal in the early afternoon. The restaurant was busy and we had a little wait to order our food. Once we were seated the food arrived quickly and we all enjoyed it. We were a group of a 9. We found seating by moving some table together. We each ordered at the counter and paid... More 

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Thank MerryTravels11
NH
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The menu is confusing and I didn't expect self service where I couldn't enjoy margarita while reading menu. Huge number of screaming kids - staff did wonderful keeping it all cleaned up. Margaritas strong, good and cold. Steak burrito bland and more rice than anything. Could not taste any cheese. Cabbage slaw sweet if you like that and could use... More 

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california
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We tend to come here almost every other week, while we are coming to the Farmer's market on Sundays. After shopping, we'll go in for lunch. It's an informal place -- you wait in line to put in your order. You get yourself the utensils, napkins, pick up water or fountain drinks. You get a beeper to let you know... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very fun atmosphere, sparkling clean, wonderful aromas, reasonable prices, freshest and healthiest choices offered! My absolute fav was the Adobo chicken bowl with lime and avocado. With all the yummy ingredients, who needs gluten? So nice that it was clearly stated to be gluten free, and so lucky for me that it was to die for!

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Thank Laura W
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The menu was very different from others in the area. I like that the food was cooked fresh to order and used quality meat and veggies.

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Thank kimmarieg2016
Soquel, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Reading the well-explained ingredients on the menu, I was a bit skeptical. But my dinner was delicious and I knew I was eating healthy. We ate outside both times, but inside seating also looks enjoyable. It's self-service but conveniently organized and probably what makes meals and drinks affordable. I look forward to going back.

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Thank Lora P
Campbell, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been here many times during my lunch hour and I have always been able to get a fantastically delicious and affordable meal, in and out within an hour.

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Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to meet some friends and tried the Makers Mark swirl. I hear they have a 3 swirl limit, and I had 2. I'm no light weight, but 2.5 hours later still feeling good. Food didn't look appetizing for me, but My friends say there's great flavor. Maybe I'll try next visit.

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Thank Michael A
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Im not sure what I was expecting but from the service ( there is no service) to the drinks were mediocre at best. Maybe I was in a bad mood, ill rate it again as soon as I can.

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Thank dogs123terry
Cave Creek, Arizona
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203 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a mixture of fast food and gourmet... Don't let the pay-first-and-pick up-at the counter style fool you. The food is Great! I had crab cake on potato enchiladas and I cleaned my plate. I am a believer... the dining room is clean and modern, and the atmosphere is great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Campbell Ave, Downtown Campbell, Campbell, CA 95008-2009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Campbell
  • Phone Number: +1 408-374-2784

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