La Victoria Taqueria
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- 75%Family Travelers
- 65%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (12)
- La Victoria TaqueriaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 02, 2013
Orange sauce! That explains La Vic's in a nutshell. Standard burritos and quesidillas and other Mexican fare, but it's the infamous spicy orange sauce that makes this place stand out! The orange sauce is so popular that they even sell it in a bottle to go for $6! The fare itself is OK, but once you add the orange sauce, you're taken to a whole new world!
- La Victoria TaqueriaMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
People flock to this place after clubbin like moths to a flame. My faves are their super quesadilla, super burrito, and super tacos, all with carne asada. Of course, I won't order all 3 of these at once, because that would be crazy. If you want to claim a table, better head here before 1am. Afterward, be prepared to either stand around and wait for one or take your order to go. And please, if you know what's good for you, don't forget "the sauce"! You won't find that stuff anywhere else but here.
- La Victoria TaqueriaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 23, 2013
Really great taqueria a few blocks from the Tech Museum. Its located in an old house. The chile relleno burrito was amazing.
- La Victoria TaqueriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Nov 04, 2012
I found the idea of orange sauce as the main draw to be an interesting vantage point. Why sauce? What is the point?
With that said, a couple of my friends and I decided to wander over here on New Year's Day for dinner, a biannual gathering of high school alumni.
Walking in at first, the place is dimly lit. Unlike Chipotle, where you get a brighter and lighter feeling, the red walls here really reflected in your eyes.
Service was fast, and I ordered two Tacos. They were tasty but overflowed a bit. There weren't very spicy either, and I washed down the food with water.
I also couldn't help but notice that there was a refill charge of 60 cents at the fountain. The fountain was also unguarded too -- so how do these guys make sure no one steals from them?
With that said, there's really nothing overly special about this place. Don't bring your date here, don't eat here to celebrate. Just come and go, and meet friends. It will be a nice experience, but don't expect the food to be the best thing you've ever had.
- La Victoria TaqueriaAug 22, 2012
La Victoria Taqueria, or more commonly known as La Vics, is an amazing stop to get a burrito at. They have the fattest cuts of tender lengua in their burritos/tacos and their special orange sauce is enough to make the worst burrito taste good. Combine their tasty lengua super burrito with the sauce and you have gold.
The best part? All this nommy food is super cheap...my burrito only cost around $6.45 with guacamole and sour cream included in it
- La Victoria TaqueriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 1Jul 04, 2012
The carne asada super burrito with orange sauce was among the most satisfying meals I had while I was in San Jose.
The burrito itself was good, but the orange sauce was fantastic. The sauce certainly lives up to the hype.
I had high hopes, and I was not disappointed!
- La Victoria TaqueriaJul 04, 2012
I like La Victoria, but I don't think it deserves the hype it gets... I swear the orange sauce is just mayo with spices added to it, lol.
I would say this is def a good local spot to grab some Mexican food, but people who think this place is the best Mexican food in the world obviously haven't had Mexican food down south yet...
- La Victoria TaqueriaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Like some other places - if you're in San Jose and find that it's the middle of the night odds are this place should be open.....at least I hope it's open for your sake because the orange sauce is to di........make that to kill for.
Location - There are two of them and I think last I checked (that is another story altogether) the other one is still closed. This one on the other hand is kind of hidden on Santa Clara street. Parking again is hard to find unless you don't mind walking...I like to walk.
Ambiance - It can get roudy and loud and I wouldn't have it any other way. Anything else....and it's not La Vic's. Nothing to spectacular at either branch - just a lot of college kids tightly packed eating some good food.
Food - It's good......orange sauce a definite. I don't know too much about the tostada....perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for that. But nothing like a super burrito anything. Super Burrito Anything!
I go there often enough. If you see me say hi. Better yet... buy a bottle of Orange Sauce!