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Mexicali Grill

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3149 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1832
+1 408-588-9865
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fremont, California
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5,139 reviews
1,524 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went to Mexicali Grill. Its a good place to dine with good service, We went after seeing Dangal (a supeb movie). We were seated at a a table. There is nice TVS and bar area as well The decor is beautiful. They serve complementary chips and salsa. We shared their butternut squash soup which was superb. I had their... More 

Thank mini
Ripon, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Guacamole prepared tableside was yummy. Appetizer of nachos so good they should be considered an entree. Mole sauce rich with just the right amount of spices. Found table for 6 worked beautifully for our party. Waiter was superb.

Thank constancesue57
Huntington, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The guacamole was terrific with mango, so tasty. The rest was good, traditional mexican food. Service was fine.

Thank Diane787
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The thing about Mexican Grill is that it is an independent, non-corporate restaurant that really mimics a corporate chain. The food is fine but if I closed my eyes and ate my meal, I would believe that I was at an El Torito or On The Border. Even the location and atmosphere seem corporate, meaning that when I opened my... More 

Thank Valleyblue
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The food is very good, had the steak rancheros. Can recommend it. Liked the chips and salsa which are complementary.

1 Thank Wim G
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night at 6:30. The parking lot is crowded but we managed to find a spot. The food was really good. Service was good. I ordered the two tacos Carnitas. We also ordered the inch a lot of platter, ceviche, Tamind margaritas. Everyone liked their meals. Our waiter was very attentive and sweet. The service wasn't... More 

1 Thank Doreen R
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The salsa is probably the best in the area, worth the trip alone. The enchiladas are very good, though I get a different answer whether the rice can be made vegetarian. Service is fast, especially during the lunch rush.

Thank johndoe13
San Jose, California
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210 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lunch on a Friday with a friend. Liked the ambiance - quite spacious and we got a good seat too. Good service and quite good food. Enjoyed this outing.

Thank Sandy D
Göteborg, Sweden
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107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Quick service and interesting menue. Friendly and effective service. Good place for a business lunch.

1 Thank Leif-Olof W
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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Everything I was excited to try, our server discouraged me away from. Which if the food is bad, I guess you want to know that! But disappointing nonetheless. I ended up with a Fajita salad, and I don't usually go to Mexican restaurants to eat salad if you know what I"m saying! It was tasty anyway. Dinner and drinks for... More 

Thank shalisa22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3149 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-588-9865

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