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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
“thai chicken” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would you give up a waiter, and pick up your food if it meant low prices for amazing, high quality, and tasty fare? I think most of us would say "Heck Ya"! If you're in the Heck Ya camp, then skedaddle over to Aqui. There...More

Thank MaudraS
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Based on reviews, we decided to visit for the first time. We had several questions about the menu & answers were provided thoroughly. We decided on a Chicken Ranch Bowl & Adobo Burrito w/salad, iced tea & a paradise patron swirl frozen margarita. Total Bill...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

California type Mexican food did not suit those of us used to Tex mex food. This was really pricey for very little taste in the food. We were there for a late lunch so it wasn't crowded.

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Such a great place. A co-worker told me we must go here for the drinks. The swirly drinks were delicious and affordable. The hummus was amazing - bottomless chips - hooray! But the star of the show was the flourless chocolate cake - $5.23? Wow!

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food is amazing and the margaritas are deadly delicious. Because of this it gets very crowded. Our last visit had people lying in wait to take our table when we left. A very nice older woman inquired if we were leaving (we were obviously...More

Thank lovesf48
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Aqui has several locations, this visit was to Willow Glen. As per their marketing, they do serve an excellent "house" margarita! But they also serve good Cal-Mex entrees, typically heated after being cooked previously. We've particularly enjoyed their Adobo chicken dishes (e.g. quesadillas), and lemon...More

Thank DrX55
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A fresh take on California organic with a Latin influence. Great outdoor patio and, of course, SWIRLS! Wonderful place to hang out with friends or have a quick, healthy and tasty meal!

Thank Redhotroja
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place!! Healthy Mexican food with a twist Drawback... it's almost always packed They won't even make your food till you get a table and on a weekend that can take up to 15 mins Loud noisy but fun I love coming back

Thank 1959maui
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The food here is not at all typical California Mexican food; there is very little cheese, a lot of veggies, beans, lean protein. It is healthy but still tastes really good. Also the appetizer trio with black beans, guacamole, and hummus is super good; the...More

Thank brennankellyr
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We love coming to this restaurant when we are in San Jose. It is in the Willow Glen neighborhood. We are particularly fond of their unique menu, which offers daily special and changes occasionally. My family all have their favorites. My husband and son enjoy...More

Thank Ilene T
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22 June 2017|
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Response from REALTOROY | Reviewed this property |
Aqua has "outdoor patio seating" 😊
Asha A
10 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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