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El Papucho Mexican Food

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1745 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95128-5205
+1 408-297-3166
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

THis is a mom and pops mexican Restaurant. The front part is the restaurant the back half is a store. They sell old music cassettes and have old computers laying around....But the food is surprisingly good! The tortillas are thick too. Go for the food not the atmosphere!

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San Jose, Ca
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Had seen this place for years and finally decided to try it. It's a dark little space that is a restaurant/store. It was a few minutes before an employee came out. The menu board listed several dishes, many of which were unavailable. When we finally settled on a selection ( burritos), it took ages to prepare and be served. There... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

El Papucho has the best pork or beef tamales I have had. The masa is perfectly seasoned, as is the shredded meat, so tender and flavorful! The nice man behind the counter is respectful and courteous, shout out to you, man. Prices are cool, nutrition is assured, your mouth will be happy! The store/restaurant is small, but with a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95128-5205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-297-3166

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?