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Aqui Cal-Mex

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1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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San Jose, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is the perfect place for a reasonable and tasty meal. There is a changing menu in addition to the standards. We usually order what's on the board and have enjoyed all the items. This is Mexican fusion. Fresh salmon or meat accompanied by a variety of interesting fresh ingredients and sauces. This place is great for dinner and brunch.... More 

Thank ChristmasSJ
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Just off the plane to visit my niece and head downtown Willow Glen to Aqui - great format - grab a table and head up to any of the friendly cashiers to order. You can order from a gourmet menu or the daily chalkboard specials. The creative recipes are great pairings of mexican and local sourced gourmet ingredients, worthy of... More 

Thank kauaivalentine
Fresno, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

If a place is usually as busy as this place was I'll walk out, but I had to try it and I'm sooo.... happy I did because the food was amazing!!!! It is well worth the wait and I'd come here again and again!!

Thank Zsurfer
Paradise, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

We've moved from our many decades in the Bay Area into retirment in the Sierra North... Having lived and worked in the Willow Glen neighborhood for many years, I can say Aqui, is more than you would expect from it's humble street front visage... I ran a number of retail businesses in and around this easy going burb with one... More 

Thank clayton-paradise
Scottsdale, Arizona
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165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We did the California Enchi, Salmon Taco, Chicken Verde and Avocado corn burrito for a working lunch. The dishes were so good we shared everything. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly waiter made this a must visit next time I'm in town. At 1 pm on a Thursday it was busy so be prepared to wait at the weekend!

Thank BrianJonestown
Escondido, California
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130 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Sunday brunch is great. Only thing is there's no Bloody Mary's and all drinks have a Margarita swirl, so if your not into Margaritas make sure to take that into account. All four different plates we had was very good.......plates clean are a good sign.

Thank R A
San Jose, California, USA
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

There is no sign posted that dogs are not allowed. There is a pet store two storefronts away. We were I'm this neighborhood called Willow Glen. We were very hungry and we sat in the back patio with out 4lbs puppy. We are asked to leave. Took the food home, which we thought we could enjoy in the back patio... More 

Thank Cyndee R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

The food is almost an art form. I had green rice with mango, fruits, edamame and grilled chicken. I finished every bite.Very creative and different palate mix- and very delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Always a new entrée to try, and always tasty and unique! Never a bad visit! Lunch or dinner - both are equally excellent at all locations.

Thank daveb393
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Aqui is a hideaway in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. The outdoor seating makes you feel like you nestled in a cozy hacienda. Every time we have dined there the food has been excellent. The sangria is very good. Afterward, you can enjoy the quaint setting of Willow Glen. Visit the shops and browse.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 13
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?