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Aqui Cal-Mex

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

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4.0 out of 5
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  • Aqui Cal-MexAmbassadorPro 2014
    Kat Sun
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    5 Nov 09, 2013

    Yum! Fresh, healthy food with a cafeteria-type of atmosphere. Located on downtown Willow Glen, such a cute little neighborhood/street! On nice days, the outdoor patio gets full.

    The swirls are awesome, but you've been warned. They're strong! I never would have expected that from a chain restaurant.

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    John G
    4 Sep 06, 2013

    This is a fun Mexican restaurant and bar. A great place to meet new people. Watch out for the Sangria Swirls! 2 is 1 too many!

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    Kim Dao
    4 May 22, 2013

    Food can be a hit or miss personally, but I do enjoy the goat cheese quesadilla. What you come here for is the swirl. A swirl is an industrial (with vodka) grade margarita. My favorite is the Sunrise swirl. Never have more than two if you can help yourself, they'll get you feeling it!

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    Connie Pistilli
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    4 May 02, 2013

    Cal Mex, Fresh Mex, whatever you want to call it... I like it. Great brunch, lunch and dinner - but make sure you have a swirl with it.

    Sometimes I just like chillin' at their Saddle Bar with an industrial strength margarita or three, and munching on some chips and guac. Don't let that margarita machine fool you. Those things will give you as quick of a buzz as Slurpees give you a brain freeze.

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    Amy Chow
    3 Mar 20, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo dinner with my friend here on Saturday. We both ordered a Swirl; she got an orangy one while I got the Sangria Swirl. Holy moly, we both got tipsy mid way thru the drink. Damn it was strong. I was expecting something sweeter, but nope.. pretty damn strong drink.

    Got the crabcake salad which was pretty good. But I still believe the best crabcake is at Hillstone's in SF.

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    Mike Pistilli
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    4 Dec 28, 2012

    Very fun, authentic decor inside and out. The back patio makes for a great place to relax with a little sun. The chips and salsa are great, but their claim fame has to be the "Swirls." About a quarter of the way through the first one you start to realize that they pack in the tequila and vodka!

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    JohnMichael
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Need to forget the stress of the day? Need to forget the stress of the last hour? Hell, the last couple seconds....
    come here and get a drink and wipe it all away.

    come here, get some surprisingly authentic tacos and get adventurous and try whatever else you feel like trying from their menu. You could get dessert but forget that and get more drinks. I always prefer the dessert in a glass.

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    Caroline Carlos
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Industrial strength margaritas! Need I say more?

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    Eunice
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    5 Dec 29, 2011
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    4 Jul 02, 2013
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