Adolfo and his staff are delightful
Adolfo and his staff are delightful! The food, ambiance and service were all great. Mezcal is a welcome addition to the downtown San Jose dining scene.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tried this place for the first
Tried this place for the first time Saturday night. Very good food. Excellent tableside-made Guacamole.....
My friend ordered something that came with the wrong sauce and they quickly cooked another plate for her.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best Mexican or Oaxacan restaurant in San Jose. Try the Mezcalrita !
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best Enfrijoladas & Tlayudas!
This is a wonderful place to have *real* mexican food from Oaxaca. The moles are excellent and the 'enfrijoladas and tlayudas' are the best in the Bay Area.
The environment is fun and colorful!
A great place to eat great food and drinks...
Don't forget to try a Mezcalrita!!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mezcal is amazing! It is my favorite restaurant in the bay area. I always recommend it to family, friends and colleagues.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good. I
The food was very good. I have Celiac disease, so I am gluten free. The waiter was very knowledgeable about gluten issues. I would definitely recommend it.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best Mole dishes
One of the best Mole dishes I have tried! Martha our server was wonderful!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a delight. The special
Always a delight. The special menu for restaurant week was full of surprises. It made a nice compliment to the regular food.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was nice to be back in downtown San Jose visiting old friends and getting to see one of my favorite downtown restaurants while there. Aldolfo at Mezcal has always provided a consistent, quality experience. The food is great and the service was excellent
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor wonderful environment!
Very good food, service and atmosphere -all rolled into one!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been here twice and both times the food was delicious! The guacamole is made fresh at the table with a mortar and pestle (could use more spices, but very fresh. All of the mole's are delicious! This restaurant adds character to DTSJ!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ate at Mezcal for dinner after a Saturday afternoon performance at the nearby Rep. While we had reservations, the restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived at 5:30 PM. The outside dining area looked beautiful and inviting, but we opted to eat inside because the outside chairs appeared uncomfortable for some in our party. Right off the bat, our server made sure we knew that this was not a "burritos and chimichangas" type of Mexican restaurant. Instead of a traditional salsa, chips were served with a sampler of 3 different moles which were excellent, though not spicy. House margaritas were very good, though not the best I've had. We stuck with the mole theme for our main courses which were, again, good but not stunning.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's worth doing again.
I particularly enjoyed the fresh guacamole made at the table with all fresh ingredients. Very flavorful!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Mexican food in SJ
Great spot for some traditional Mexican fare. Prices more than reasonable and food is exceptional.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small group gatherings
I made a reservation for a company luncheon to wish a co-worker farewell and good luck as he was leaving to join another company. We had 7 people in our party and were easily accommodated. The food was served expeditiously and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I was given high compliments on the restaurant choice and I owe it to the staff of Mezcal! Kudos to you and thanks for making our visit memorable.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic and different
I've come to dine at this place several times. The service is great and servers are knowledgable and respectable. The owner is usually at the restaurant and greets you which makes it personal and a plus. The food is awesome. It's different from all other Mexican restaurants that I've eaten at. The restaurant is clean with a nice covered patio which gives it warmth for dining outside. I would recommend this place to others!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual great experience
I went with my coworkers for lunch and we enjoyed our food and service, they were happily surprise for the kind of food served, authentic Oaxacan food.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Mezcal several
We have been to Mezcal several times and enjoyed each visit. We brought guests from out of town this time. They too thoroughly enjoyed the dinner.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Atmosphere, Limited Menu
This was our second visit to this pleasant Oaxacan restaurant in Downtown SJ. We dined in the courtyard--a nice outdoor space--and had a prix fixe menu for a food event. We started with the guacamole--made fresh at your table and served with house made chips--that was excellent. My margarita was very good, made with fresh lime juice that they squeeze daily. Our first course was a spicy Oaxacan shrimp dish that was delicious. Our entrees were only average: My pork chop was tasty but somewhat dry and overcooked, and my wife's sea bass was a not as fresh as we would have liked, though was nicely sauced. Dessert was a chocolate cake that was very good. Generally, presentation of dishes was appealing. Menu is limited, focusing on Moles.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Mexican Food
We went for the San Jose Restaurant week special. The choices were delicious, especially the prawn appetizer and the seabass main course. My husband had the flourless chocolate cake and found it to be delicious.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic food!!!
Love the atmosphere the food and the service is great.....
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant because
We chose this restaurant because it was close to the civic auditorium. We came at 5:00, just before the dinner rush. The place has a good feeling. It's spacious, with high ceilings, but has good acoustics, The bar was busy but not loud. The outdoor courtyard eating area , enclosed by old brick walls on 2 sides and flower pots and fabric panels on the other, opens to the sky two stories above. Very nice.
Our waitress was pleasant and professional. The mole sauce was was light, velvety and tasty. The handmade corn tortillas were delicious and the black beans were not overcooked.
Even the marguerita was perfect - fresh lime juice, not too sweet, right balance of alcohol.
We loved this place and would drive to San Jose just to go there again
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very cute restaurant. A lot of big parties on the patio where they sat us.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gyrate experience! Excellent service for a birthday party--very helpful staff & delicious food!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Oaxacan food
I went with 7 girlfriends for dinner. The food was from the Oaxaca part of Mexico, which I was not familiar with, but looking forward to trying. I had the chicken enchiladas suizas. It was prepared a little differently than I was expecting. The chicken was a nice size piece placed on top of the suizas (rather than inside) and rice. Delicious! Some of my friends ordered the fish tacos, pork and other dishes that I can't remember right now. We all enjoyed our food! I also had the "Perfect Margarita" which was very appropriately named. Oh, and they were nice enough to give us each separate checks and we very much appreciated that. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch and dinner. We are planning to go back again soon.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual great experience
We had great dinner, love the kids menu.
Paloma drink is a must.
Good service and delicious food.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st impressions are great!
Got us seated rather quickly. Service was fantastic. Food was great! The Mojito was amazing! Will definitely come back.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
REALLY GREAT MEXICAN FOOD!!
Went there with a couple from out of town and was very impressed with the service, food and ambience. Would definitely go back again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
never disappointed...always great!
I have nothing negative to write about this restaurant. Every experience has been excellent. Food is amazing, bartender mixes the best cocktails, service is attentive.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun pre concert dinner
We were a party of 4 greeted with a warm three sauce Huahacan flair. The chips and pre dinner perfect margaritas hit the spot! I ordered the calamari which at the table we agreed was one of the best we've ever had.. And living by the coast that says a lot. The main meal I ordered was the chicken enchiladas with tangy green tomatillo sauce served piping hot. I didn't have room for desert but that always leaves for a next time.. I thought the dia de Los muertos/ Frida khalo art made the decor fun! Especially the beautiful Catrinas ( paper mâché female life siZe skeletons). We were a hop
Skip and a jump from
The hp pavilion and all agreed we will
Be back next concert!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but what was their hurry?
Mixed experience: We went during Restaurant Week but I had to request a copy of the special menu since neither hostess nore waiter mentioned they had a special menu for the week. The food and presentation were nice. A good value, attractive, tasty. Good overall menu. Nice ambiance. The salad dressing was sweet but acceptable. The black beans served with entree were so salty they weren't edible. The desserts were low points, not worth the calories. The most off-note was that they served dessert while I was eating my entree. There were several empty tables, it was 8 p.m, so it wasn't as though they needed us to leave. This place needs to decide how it will meet consistent standards of food and service.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an excellent choice
One of our favorite restaurants in San Jose. Excellent food and service - especially the moles. Perfect margaritas. Friendly staff. The owner, Aldolfo, always stops by our table to say hello.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy for my Tummy (:
I loved everything about Mezcal (Food (moles) , Service, Drinks (Micheladas), and the environment). I will definitely return to try another dish.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in the area and have been to Mezcal several times. Each and every time the food is outstanding. The drinks are great as well. However. the service is always subpar and this most recent visit was no exception. We even told the server that we had a show to see afterwards so would like to ensure we are attended to quickly. He acknowledged the fact as not a problem. It seemed though that he was always no where around when we needed him. This is typical of the service I receive from Mezcal and I'm not sure why. But, I still like to go because it's a very unique place and the food is great. I just put up with the poor service.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM