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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
“sangria swirl” (3 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 yesterday via mobile

While most like 'Aqui' for their "Swirls" (their signature drink) I prefer the food! 😊 The salads are all excellent! And the Chardonnay is usually the perfect pairing for me! Come prepared to wait a bit for a table, its usually packed!! And also not...More

Thank KiCane
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great menu and good food at a very reasonable price. The atmosphere is relaxed, perfect to catch up with friends after work.

Thank Elena_7
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good place to go to with family. The food is tasty, and served hot. Sometimes it is hard to find a place to sit. It can also be pretty loud.

Thank R A
Reviewed 6 days ago

I believe there are four Aqui restaurants in the Peninsula. Two are in San Jose (one in Willow Glenn), one in Campbell and one in Cupertino. My favorites are the ones in Willow Glenn and Cupertino. However, parking is usually a little difficult in Willow...More

Thank Armen G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome place. Great food ! Love the fresh organic ingredients and the awesome salsas. Industrial strength margarita is awesome too

Thank thePatels
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing food at great pricing..I have been going here from the day they opened .. Dave and Rob have teamed up and included some great local chefs to create an amazingly fantastic cal / Mex food at fast food pricing.. the crab cake salad is...More

Thank Kurt K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I never get to order off the menu because the specials are always so exciting. As I approach the counter to order I am faced with the dilemma of choosing which of the specials on display looks the best to me. I have never been...More

Thank ed12string
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love this place. The food is so fresh and eclectic. They keep some things on the menu the same while incorporating new dishes all the time. I love the atmosphere, especially on the patio. It's my "go to" for visitors!

Thank daneenhfo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the menu options, fresh ingredients, ability to ask for substitutes, swirls! Can get busy after 6pm, and finding tables can be a challenge!

Thank krosie17
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While I truly hate the "cafeteria-style" setup, the food here is fresh, gorgeous, and delicious. So many options for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the dishes.

Thank Dominique T
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Questions & Answers
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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