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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
+1 408-995-0381
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“avocado dip” (4 reviews)
“thai chicken” (2 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3002
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

I think calling this place Cal-Mex is a bit of a stretch. Lets just say its American food with a Mexican flare! The food is okay...I'd even say sub-par. The test of a good Mexican food place is the chips...and well, the chips aren't good....More

1  Thank SadeJL
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a cute little order-then-sit restaurant that has a similarly cute patio when the weather is nice. Food is fairly reliably good.

Thank rivenmyst137
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is an order at the counter and pick up your own food place that provides food quality as if it were a full service restaurant. Pricing is very reasonable and the plate presentations are attractive and colorful. Getting a seat might be a bit...More

Thank Patrick_J_Lane
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Simply amazing dining experience! Healthy but delicious Mexican menu. I seriously could have ordered anything and it would have been outstanding. Service was fast and friendly, food was hot and delicious and I can't wait to go again. Every city needs this restaurant. Go. Don't...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit, but my friends and family eat here all the time. The menu is always diverse with good flavor, and the prices are very reasonable. If you enjoy fusion and Mexican food, this is a great place to eat.

Thank COLE M
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Came in for early Sunday lunch, delighted to see they had a brunch menu. My 82 year old Mom usually shies away from natural and organic type restaurants but we decided to give it a try. The Paradise Patron Swirl drinks (passion fruit juice, orange...More

Thank terriam
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This restaurant has delicious food, variety of items in their menu including drinks and desserts. The service is good, fast and the price is right for the amount of food that you are getting.

Thank Love2travel2222
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a great place with several locations in San Jose and one in Campbell, Ca. The food is always fresh and hot. Though calling it Cal-Mex is a bit of a stretch, lol. However they do sell Burritos, Tacos & Enchiladas. It is definitely...More

Thank russ v
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great fun. Food is always great. Interesting specials. Great bar. Can't go wrong here. Outdoor seating is a plus. I like the enchiladas.

Thank Onefranktraveler
Reviewed 14 June 2015

An experience . A bit like a school canteen - very clinical and loud but the food was good and reasonably priced.

Thank Judivipers
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Questions & Answers
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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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