Taqueria Tlaquepaque

★★★★★
  • 699 Curtner Ave

    San Jose, California 95125

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  • 408-448-1230

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Came here with 5 of my family members to try out the food. We were waiting in the lobby after being told to sign in. I asked to be seated, to have some beer, chips and salsa, while we wait for the rest of our family to arrive. The chubby Hispanic lady pointed to a sign on the wall that stated you must wait for your entire party to arrive before being seated. I replied by saying that's a stupid sign I could be buying drinks and appetizers. The chubby lady gave me a real nasty look and said esscuzze me. I repeated what I said and she pointed to a sign that stated " we have a right to refuse service. I told her that's her right and that I understand. I was just commenting on the sign and that I thought it was a stupid sign and that I was exercising my constitutional right to free speech. She walked away with a puzzled look. 15 minutes later a different woman came out and said we are going to refuse you service. I said what are you kidding me. Does that lady that I was talking to understand English at all????
Don't waste your money coming here, they obviously need some training for its employees. This is not good friendly family restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Came here with 5 of my family members to try out the food. We were waiting in the lobby after being told to sign in. I asked to be seated, to have some beer, chips and salsa, while we wait for the rest of our family to arrive. The chubby Hispanic lady pointed to a sign on the wall that stated you must wait for your entire party to arrive before being seated. I replied by saying that's a stupid sign I could be buying drinks and appetizers. The chubby lady gave me a real nasty look and said esscuzze me. I repeated what I said and she pointed to a sign that stated " we have a right to refuse service. I told her that's her right and that I understand. I was just commenting on the sign and that I thought it was a stupid sign and that I was exercising my constitutional right to free speech. She walked away with a puzzled look. 15 minutes later a different woman came out and said we are going to refuse you service. I said what are you kidding me. Does that lady that I was talking to understand English at all????
Don't waste your money coming here, they obviously need some training for its employees. This is not good friendly family restaurant.

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Yea, they are slow. They run their own show there. The food is great and authentic. If you have been in the excruciating wait for this place, you know they are just like printing money there.

You want fine dining, go some place else.

3
★★★★★

Yea, they are slow. They run their own show there. The food is great and authentic. If you have been in the excruciating wait for this place, you know they are just like printing money there.

You want fine dining, go some place else.

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Everything is excellent! From the horchata to the beans. Never been disappointed, huge portions, closest you can come to mexican food from S. California. authentic

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★★★★★

Everything is excellent! From the horchata to the beans. Never been disappointed, huge portions, closest you can come to mexican food from S. California. authentic

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This is 1 of the 3 restaurants that are all in close proximity to each other and are owned by the same people. The breakfast here is yummy and inexpensive. The homemade chips and salsa are to die for...and then there are the chevalas! You can only order 3 and you HAVE to order food. I recommend the super dark...you won't walk out without staggering so bring someone to drive you because you CANNOT go here without having one. All of the food is good and fast/efficient service!

5
★★★★★

This is 1 of the 3 restaurants that are all in close proximity to each other and are owned by the same people. The breakfast here is yummy and inexpensive. The homemade chips and salsa are to die for...and then there are the chevalas! You can only order 3 and you HAVE to order food. I recommend the super dark...you won't walk out without staggering so bring someone to drive you because you CANNOT go here without having one. All of the food is good and fast/efficient service!

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There are 2 other taquerias by this name..This one is smaller than the others..but that is the only difference. The food is great!
Authentic Cal-mex..with lots of fresh ingredients.

4
★★★★☆

There are 2 other taquerias by this name..This one is smaller than the others..but that is the only difference. The food is great!
Authentic Cal-mex..with lots of fresh ingredients.

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I haven't tried too many of their dishes because I always get their carnitas burritos (their Al Pastor and chicken is quite good as well). They are around 5 bucks and I must say they have the some of the best in town. They do have two other locations that are very close by: the one on Lincoln (which I think is their first restaurant); and the other is a MUCH larger place (with a bar) on Willow Street near 87. They are all casual, everyday-type places and all have comparable food.

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★★★★★

I haven't tried too many of their dishes because I always get their carnitas burritos (their Al Pastor and chicken is quite good as well). They are around 5 bucks and I must say they have the some of the best in town. They do have two other locations that are very close by: the one on Lincoln (which I think is their first restaurant); and the other is a MUCH larger place (with a bar) on Willow Street near 87. They are all casual, everyday-type places and all have comparable food.

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I totally agree with everything Jenni E. said about the food, but she was talking about the location on Lincoln Ave. This location is even smaller than the one on Lincoln and not as well decorated, but okay for a quick, casual meal. I've usually been able to get a seat here, even though it's smaller than the Lincoln one, it's not as busy. I haven't tried too many of their dishes because I always get their carnitas burritos (their Al Pastor and chicken is quite good as well). They are around 5 bucks and I must say they have the some of the best in town. They do have two other locations that are very close by: the one on Lincoln (which I think is their first restaurant); and the other is a MUCH larger place (with a bar) on Willow Street near 87. They are all casual, everyday-type places and all have comparable food.

5
★★★★★

I totally agree with everything Jenni E. said about the food, but she was talking about the location on Lincoln Ave. This location is even smaller than the one on Lincoln and not as well decorated, but okay for a quick, casual meal. I've usually been able to get a seat here, even though it's smaller than the Lincoln one, it's not as busy. I haven't tried too many of their dishes because I always get their carnitas burritos (their Al Pastor and chicken is quite good as well). They are around 5 bucks and I must say they have the some of the best in town. They do have two other locations that are very close by: the one on Lincoln (which I think is their first restaurant); and the other is a MUCH larger place (with a bar) on Willow Street near 87. They are all casual, everyday-type places and all have comparable food.

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Despite being located in an aging strip mall and next to a lube-n-tune shop, this is the best Mexican food in San Jose! We have been going here on a regular basis for about 10 years. The decor inside has been upgraded over the years, but the food has not changed...and that is a good thing! This is excellent, home-style Mexican cooking. Not too spicy. No frilly stuff on the plate. Just lots of delicious food. My favorite is the pork chimichangas. The steak tlaqupaque is excellent as well. Many nights there is a long wait, but it's worth it. Go early and beat the crowd. Or, sit and wait. Either way, you'll be glad you went. It's very casual, so you wear shorts and a t-shirt if you want.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Long Wait - but worth it!

5
★★★★★

Despite being located in an aging strip mall and next to a lube-n-tune shop, this is the best Mexican food in San Jose! We have been going here on a regular basis for about 10 years. The decor inside has been upgraded over the years, but the food has not changed...and that is a good thing! This is excellent, home-style Mexican cooking. Not too spicy. No frilly stuff on the plate. Just lots of delicious food. My favorite is the pork chimichangas. The steak tlaqupaque is excellent as well. Many nights there is a long wait, but it's worth it. Go early and beat the crowd. Or, sit and wait. Either way, you'll be glad you went. It's very casual, so you wear shorts and a t-shirt if you want.

PROS: Great Food
CONS: Long Wait - but worth it!

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