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About Consuelo Mexican Bistro
Consuelo Mexican Bistro features a traditional and diverse Mexican cuisine. The complex flavors from the kitchen are complimented with creative drinks, selected Tequilas, beer and wine from the bar. The decor matches that found in Mexico City's cantinas in the early 1900's. Bienvenido a Consuelo Mexican Bistro y buen provecho!
San Jose, CA 95128
Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: weekdays: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday, Tuesday 5:00- 9:00 PM; Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 - 10:00 PM; Friday, Saturday 5:00 - 11:00 PM Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour Weekdays from 3 to 5 PM.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Many public lots within Santana Row.
Private Party Facilities:
Consuelo can serve to any size group from an intimate party of 2 to a larger group of 80. We have a few different styles of parties that we offer from a sit down dinner to a cocktail style reception with passed appetizers. Buyouts are available; please contact our Management team for details.
Private Party Contact:
Miguel Cornejo: (409) 260-7082
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
Consuelo Mexican Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The food and ambiance were good, from a service perspective though we waited so long to get the fajitas entree brought to our table. The delay was because the helper who was working with our waitress dropped off the entree at the wrong table so our waitress had to ask the kitchen to prepare the fajitas for our table again.
Reservation system needs work.
I tried to change the reservation from 5 to 6 people several times over two days and OpenTable
could not communicate with the restaurant.
When we got there no reservations (at all) were showing. It was not a problem to us as it was very early in the day and the place was empty.
Awful customer service tonight. Server was inattentive, like did not check back on how food was, or offered another round of drinks or even water refills in a timely manner, and when another person in our party arrived, had to flag server down for him to get service. Our late party member literally sat at our table for 15 minutes and watched every other glass/dish get taken away bc some of us were done dining, and he still had not even anything to drink. When it was time to pay, server kept telling our party she can't split checks - into two, not even like per person - instead of trying to figure it out. She also said we should have explicitly mentioned for our checks to be split at the beginning of dinner. We live in Santana Row, and we may not come back to Consuelo's because of this. Server also tried to say she can't apply our resident discount twice for the split checks. Never had an issue like this at any other given restaurant in the Row. Come to think of it, never had awful service like this anywhere in the Row, especially as residents. Such a wasted night and sorry that we chose Consuelo's for our gathering tonight.
Although I requested a table outside, we opted to dine inside since the outside temperature was over 100 degrees. But in retrospect we should have opted for that table outside since the air conditioning inside was sub-par if any. Very disappointing place for such a cool venue. Food is really not that great and I will not go back nor will I recommend.
It was a fantastic meal, but it ended in a huge dud. Once the bill was paid we were pretty much ignored for the last 30 minutes. Would have been nice to at least get water refresh after, but the big thud was we were literally the last table occupying inside ten minutes before they were closing for business, and one of the employees collected the empty water glasses on the table, and told us "we all done here," gave a chop signal across his neck and walked off with the glasses. Basically telling us it was time to go, nicely done, you killed the evening. More than likely will never return. Good food, but the service was less than desired.
This is a great place for a social dinner out. Outdoor patio is situated next to an outdoor tequila bar that has live latin music most evenings. Consuelo is like being at the party, but just being on the edge of the party instead of in the middle of it. Excellent people watching!
Food was good. Ordered the fajitas for two, it was delicious and offered great value especially for someone like me who cannot finish an individual order. Offers crispy tortilla chips while waiting with 3 various salsa dips-- delish! There were a couple of live bands playing outdoors in the plaza...added to a vibrant early evening!
Service was ok, there was a trainee, my cranberry club soda tasted like beer with old flat water, it was disgusting and I asked them to replace it and it still tasted horrible. The guacamole was ok, the chips were stale, the need in the quesadilla tasted old, the only decent thing was the chicken Suiza enchilada, but definitely not worth the money! Ridiculously overpriced for what you got but then again it is Santana Row.
The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived and only two or three tables were occupied when we left. The drinks were fine, but the food (salmon tacos, shrimp tacos and salad) was pretty bland and disappointing. I have not been to Consuelo in a few years, but I remember the food being better in the past.
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