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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
“thai chicken” (2 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, plenty of space inside. Being vegetarians, there was no issue. Parking is an issue. Finding a place to park is a difficult task

Thank Hello0
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is just wonderful, great Mexican food, salads and my all time favorite Aqui's drink, Swirls. Be careful with these little guys because even though they look like an Icee or Smoothy, they pack a wallop. Great place to go with a crowd; fun,...More

Thank sjsubabe
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Aqui is a great place for individuals, family or friends can get together for excellent food and drinks. I've never ordered anything I did not like here. The swirls are bomb along with their fresca options. It's always a hit!

Thank Missgoolcharan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I love how the chefs are always creating NEW dishes for their patrons to delight in. Always plentiful and tasty their fare is fun to share, as we order multiple dishes and share tastes. Always satisfying! Uh, beware - if you want to conduct business...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekday for lunch. The place was bustling! You order at the counter and they give you a pager for when the food is ready. I asked for and received delivery of my food to the table though, as I was there with...More

Thank waterangel21
Reviewed 2 June 2017

For me, this is the place I go to when I can't make up my mind on anything else, it's that go to kind of place. The place where you know the food is gonna be delicious, consistent, with lots of choices! I love the...More

Thank Jimmy95125
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Our associates usually hit aqui's 3 times a week and when we have staff luncheons. Today we had a large order and everything was perfect! Many of us tried the daily specials which are never a disappointment. Their food is fresh and well presented. The...More

Thank m r
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were in town visiting family. This is one of their favorite casual dining restaurants and we can see why. Everything from the appetizers to the entrees were fresh and super flavorful. Their cocktails were creative and delicious. We'll definitely be back next time we're...More

Thank NMM05
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Questions & Answers
23 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
USD 3 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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