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Maria Elena's Restaurant

1450 Gold St, Alviso, CA 95002
+1 408-946-5336
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good50%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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1450 Gold St, Alviso, CA 95002
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Guacamole - simple, fresh and delicious - a high light of the dinner. Fast friendly service. The pork and carnitas tacos were tasty but a little dry. The chicken and fish tacos were well seasoned, moist and tasty. Shrimp fajitas were basic but well prepared....More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed 17 March 2018

There must have been 18 or more in our group so we had two tables of eight and a table of four. The waitresses were great with keeping the cocktails and beers flowing while taking our orders. I really enjoyed the Chips, Salsa and Guacamole....More

Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Hidden Gem in Alviso. Family owned for decades. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Outstanding Mexican food! I enjoyed the Chicken fajitas immensely. The chips and salsa are made on site and are delicious!

Thank Chefdad91
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The place is very casual and is located in a not really frequented area. But the food is good and the price is cheap. The salsa for the nachos was outstanding, much better than other mexican restaurant you can find nearby, for example in Santa...More

Thank ArmandoV66
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

After hearing so many positive things about this restaurant, we finally decided to make the drive out to Alviso. We were greeted by the waitress. After seating ourselves and grabbing our own menus, The waitress was very quick to take our drink order and subsequent...More

Thank amychav
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I love local restaurants- this place looks raggy and out of place with its bright colors. Perfect! Parking is mostly on the street, but is not an issue. We ate outside on the patio. The chips were thicker than I prefer, however the salsa was...More

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Worth a trip for the tacos alone! Fantastic Mexican food, from the tacos to the burritos to the enchiladas to the tamales. The guacamole is always delicious, good chips and salsa that are included. Closed Mondays, and bring a jacket-- a covered outdoor patio is...More

Thank WaveMachine
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The front of the restaurant isn't glamorous but when you see a big crowd, you know the food speak for itself. Excellent Mexican food with very friendly staff.

Thank tanvictor
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall dive. Unbelievably good Mexican food. Chips and salsa, guacamole, everything is fantastic. A Silicon Valley institution for decades!

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If I was comparing only to Mexican Restaurants, this would get the 5 dots. But I can't rate it the same as Manresa or Alinea! My enchilada Suiza was perfect, with flavorful sauce and just the right size to be filling. My friend clearly enjoyed...More

Thank Wanderdogs
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Heather C
15 July 2016|
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Response from john4bes | Reviewed this property |
No idea, but the unadorned and basic recipes will probably ensure that the menudo is authentic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Gold St, Alviso, CA 95002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alviso
  • Phone Number: +1 408-946-5336
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