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ChrisA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Reviewed on December 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The food was flavorful, and authentic, Service was stellar

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vipBeautifullyOrchestrated
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good based on my group's reviews to me. The chili relleno and bunuelo were not what any of us expected, we should have asked more about them before ordering.

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Anonym
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Vegetarian choice is very limited. But good ambience .

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Mirna
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

When I arrived I asked for a high chair and the waiter said no because it was on her way and the others waiters,

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vipcreekdwlr
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A bit too quick on service...but overall good food and fun envelope

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and good food. Food came out really fast.

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome food, drinks. Loved it! My fav place for mexican food.

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vipWineLovers
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Margaritas were awesome. Enjoyed the sopas and enchiladas and chili verde very much
Looking forward to our next time

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FoodE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Flavorful, well presented food in a lively full restaurant. Wonderful trio of salsas was refreshingly tasty with a range if heat. Artistically presented sopes were full of flavor and a very positive beginning for our meal. The green pozole was ethereal, warm, satisfying, and perfect for the chilly evening. Would recommend and return!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I am disappointed to be saying that our meal here was not good. We love Santana Row & had good expectations because this restaurant is located there. Unfortunately, there was a reason there was no wait on a Saturday night. The food on the whole lacks flavor of any kind. We ordered the fajitas & although served on a cast iron skillet, the meats were cold, very thin pieces of chicken and steak and the chorizo didn’t even taste like anything & had clearly been reheated. The tortillas were terrible & there were no other accompaniments...just a plate of salsa. The Chile Relleno looked more attractive but tasted like nothing in particular. Made for a very disappointing night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As far as experience goes, we had a blast celebrating my sisters birthday! The server was friendly and attentive. I order the bacon wrapped shrimp and have to say was dissatisfied! Someone else ordered shrimp tacos and was unhappy as well. Everyone else seemed to have enjoyed their dish so that was good. Prices were reasonable for food, except the drinks! $24 a shot was ridiculous!

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vipNLBdining
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is the third time that I have been here and honestly I won't be back. The food is tasty but the service is very slow. It took quite awhile to be greeted by our waitress and once we ordered it took a very long time to get first our appetizer then our food. Our table was sticky and it was very loud in the restaurant.

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vipsanjosePat
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time there for dinner. I loved their version of Chile Relleno as it was not deep fried and was stuffed with veggies and cheese. My husband had the Posole, which is one of his favorite soups, and said he would come back just for that dish, as it was so good. They had a great tequila and mezcal list as well as creative margarita offerings. Loved the fact that it was right across the street from the movie theater...only had to park once!

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vipSummer
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Consuelo

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Location and moderate prices make Consuelo Mexican Bistro worth visiting. The menu has not changed much, if any, over the years and they don't have specials. Service is quick though and food is attractive and we'll prepared, but not that special. If you want creative Mexican go to Zona Rosa, but if you want typical margaritas and Mexican food while shopping and being seen at Santana Row then by all means don't think twice, just go and have fun.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. I had the Tortita de Papa. It was delicious. My son had the cheese enchiladas and they charged him $22 for it 😱 while my dish was $17 So check prices before you order.

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vipTreavorS
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Enchiladas Souza’s were amazing. Service was very slow and several mistakes were made, but corrected right away. Filet was perfect. Mashed potatoes were cold. Hot sauce is amazing.

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GiselleS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Guacamole was completely overpriced. I understand avocados are expensive but not to the point that you have to charge $25 for guacamole in which half an avocado was used. The food was ok. My husband got the barbacoa and he didn’t like it all, it was not authentic. The tortillas never came out and the server only came around twice throughout the entire time

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MarcelaP
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than we expected

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vipWineLovers
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, drinks and food
Can’t wait to come back and enjoy a few more margaritas

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MtFolk
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your typical "American-style" Mexican food — truly authentic dishes like the ones found in Mexico. Been going there since they first opened, and will continue to return!

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am1e5ue
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had great food, nice booth, polite waiter. I wasn’t offered coffee with dessert which is why I docked the server a star. If a server is taking the time and effort to bring a comped dessert, offer all of three of us coffee and make 15.00morer on the tab? Win/Win

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere
Food was blah...not a lot of flavor
Guacamole was no bueno

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Jays
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The place is good. Loved the fresh guacamole they prepared on our table in front of us, that was delicious. The food was good, and definitely good for a group

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vipvillageluv
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unfortunately they don’t have enough servers. Their food and drinks are pricey, but great. However the servers are all over the place. We had one lady serving all the outside tables plus some inside. This was on a Saturday night. We had to beg for our check and then go inside to actually pay it.

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Agonzalez2290
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was satisfying, but wish it would have been beter like the first time we eat there. I do have to say the quality has gone down.

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prijeshp
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Not good food. Few dishes we ordered came cold (not even warm) and they were supposed to be hot.

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aaront
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was amazing ! The guac was the best we have ever had and the fajitas could feed a small family! Delicious.

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Slcj
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Noise level is over the top loud. Not possible to have any kind of conversation without yelling.

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vipFoodie4life
San Joaquin
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been here a few times when we are are at Santana Row. The food and service are always good, as well as the drinks. It is a good place for a quick bite to eat before venturing on. The tableside-made guacamole is a real treat!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice for Mexican fare and drinks. Helpful hostess and server. I'll be back again! :^)

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vipSuzanneD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my parents here to celebrate a birthday and we had the guacamole (delicious) and split the fajitas 3-way with enough to take home for another meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our margarita’s too, however, they are on the small side and quite expensive. I will come back, however, it was too loud and we had trouble hearing each other.

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MrsBlu
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience2

We went with a reservation, 2 adults and 2 kids. They sat us at a middle table that had bench seating (not great with a 2 year old) and then brought us a highchair. We made it work until they slip the tables next to us and pushed a table agains the back of the highchair and they were making room for other tables. It’s was very rude and my son kept turning around trying to grab things off the other table. The food was aweful Mexican food, not just Americanized, it just didn’t taste good (FYI... I am Mexican). We had gone about a year ago but we will not be going back again any time soon.

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vipJimM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding. We loved and will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good Mexican food

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EugeneF
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

"That's how it is" was not only the response to a questionable dish but the overall attitude of all staff. Many standing around while I needed service but every time the catch my eye they turn away. Overpriced, lazy staff, and bad attitudes all make for awful experience. I will not go back or recommend. I wish I read the other reviews before going. The food you ask? It was ok. Just ok. Not worth the money.

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vipTerry
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Has been one of our favorite restaurants over the years. Disappointed in the quality of the food this time. Carnitas were overcooked and tough, rice dry, fajitas a bit overcooked. Restaurant was only half full so no one waiting for table and our server promptly gave us our bill and had written the 'suggested' 20% tip amount on it and circle it for our party of 4. Even if we had considered 20% which I normally due in this expensive valley I thought it was presumptuous and rude.

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vipLDewey
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are great and the service is excellent! I always get the guacamole. It’s made at the table and delicious! The food is great quality and very tasty.

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vipAnnG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent. I love the decor as well! My favorite is always the table-side guacamole. My carnitas were a tad dry, which was surprising since I've had it before, and it's been superb. Despite that, the combined flavors made it still tasty. My only complaint was that it was very loud. All told, I would highly recommend Consuelo.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great the waitress seemed annoyed with everyone.
Ceviche, qucamole

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