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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
“sangria swirl” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience here for a large order pickup. The food was delicious, ready ahead of time (and labeled), and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this place!

Thank sloriding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome, and big portions! I got a salad with a crab cake that was delicious. Prices lower than the average. Very recommend!

Thank Valeria P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I frequent this restaurant because of their Unique foods and beverages. They have a chicken mango rice bowl that is my favorite and their flavored Ice teas are Wonderful too.

Thank LeanneLangan
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We go here about once per week. Mostly locals, Cali-style Mexican food with awesome fresh ingredients. Great specials each night. You MUST get an Industrial Strength House Margarita.

1  Thank S S
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Aqui is one of our favorite restaurants. They have very creative menus and specials. I love the Sonoma goat cheese quesadilla. My wife loves the Thai peanut bowl. The salsa bar is great as is the hummus. Both large and small plates available.

Thank rayjturner
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, quick ordering at counter, good value, nice range of indoor/outdoor seating, plus great prickly pear margaritas. I'm prone to the enchiladas, but the bowls are terrific and you'll find lots of healthy options here. And if you don't want healthy broccoli with your...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A lively local eatery that serves yummy Cal-Mex food. Prices are reasonable and portions are quite large, thus giving good value.

Thank artchan93
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Aqui is one of our favorite local restaurants and we eat there twice a month, usually at the Cupertino location but sometimes Campbell. All the locations have fantastic fresh Cal-Mex food. The Cupertino branch is the newest one, we like to eat on their large...More

1  Thank CaliforniaSJmom
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Margaritas are fantastic as are the swirls. The chicken enchiladas are good but you can only have that so many times. Stick to the specials and the soup or the enchiladas. The steak salad is pretty good too but the drinks are what you...More

Thank Mdavey
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I tried the barbecue burrito and it was wonderful. It came with soup and I chose tomatillo. It was intensely flavorful. Also ordered chips and salsa.

Thank Scuffy13
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22 June 2017|
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Response from REALTOROY | Reviewed this property |
Aqua has "outdoor patio seating" 😊
Asha A
9 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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