Consuelo Mexican Bistro

4.0
723 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great for Lunch
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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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.
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Phone number
(408) 260-7082
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rocio Gomez
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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.
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Private party contact
Miguel Cornejo: (409) 260-7082
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olsen Drive
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Parking details
Many public lots within Santana Row.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch
Reviews from verified diners
723 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
45%
Very Good
29%
Good
14%
Fair
4%
Poor
8%
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AG
5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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

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M
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was tasty! Ambiance was terrible!
Staff kept throwing plates and silverware into the dishwashing area perhaps, but it was extremely loud! Brought it to their attention and kept on doing it. Could not have a peaceful conversation and ambiance..

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c
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great location but obviously overpriced because it sits in Santana Row. Quality was slightly above average. Margarita was too pricey but nicely made.

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KW
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We had a large family group for a special occasion. Despite calling the restaurant twice, before and after making the Open Table reservation, when we arrived they had lost the reservation. Our server worked hard at correcting the situation. They also hadn't explained that the patio, which we'd requested, was covered by plastic since there was construction going on in the street next to it. The food was good, as in the past, and our server did an excellent job.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was the most unpleasant and unprofessional experience that I encountered at Consuelo’s. Staff was rude, seating was horrible, and some dishes were cold. I will no longer be a Consuelo’s paTron.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Planned on a bday celebration for 9 ladies!
The restaurant was CLOSED when we got there.
Closed by the health department!

No message, no text! WTF?

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CF
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great meal. Service after our plates were dropped was slow. Sat with empty glasses for way too long.

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TF
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

It was our first time there. Overall it was a good experience. The server was attentive and the food was very good.
I had the Enchilada Suiza and my husband ordered the Chili Verde.
The Margarita's were awesome as well. Wish they were a bit larger.....
It was definitely very lively but we enjoyed the energy although it was hard to hear each other at times.
We will plan to go back for Sunday brunch as I heard that is very good as well.

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AT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Good food, fun to sit outside in the sun, friendly servers. Nice experience all ro7nd!

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OT
3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food was nice. But the service was extremely SLOWWWW

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OT
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We didn’t even get to be seated. They were not taking in ppl

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OT
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This used to be a favorite for us. We went this time and half way through dinner the power went out. Nothing the restaurant can do. And it didn’t bother us either. When we then left, still in the dark, we forgot a pair of sunglasses. Returned to get them, and they were gone. The way we were treated by personnel was very rude and uncooperative. Big disappointment.

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RP
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This not your standard Tex-Mex. There are several common favorites that you cannot get here such a menudo on weekends. Our waiter was candid about this and talked about offerings in neighborhood Mexican restaurants. The food is more like central Mexico and menu is more limited to dishes that are very well prepared. The fresh tortillas are great.

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M
3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The service was very slow especially for a Tuesday night. Food quality and flavor seems to have gone down. Everything was bland and needed salt!

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S
2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

After waiting for 25 minutes to order and having to go to the bar and get my first round of drinks. I would say the food was excellent but the service was way slow

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TM
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Reunion with friends!

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LT
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love everything about this restaurant. Our server was Dora just wonderful. We go there every week, and will keep going.

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DS
3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Three friends birthday

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AD
3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The wait staff and hostess were all friendly and nice. After being seated I went to lean on the table and it was really sticky :( My food was luke warm and my sons' Chili Relleno was burt! Don't think we will go back any time soon :(

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C
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great spot for margarita and food before a nice walk to movie at Santana Row.

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FJ
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Chile verde and sopes were delicious. Margaritas were also very good . Friendly service will come back again.

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SL
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great place to go with Family and friends. Good food and Margaritas

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LT
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I love this place. My wife and come here nearly every week before we head off to the movies.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

A great family restaurant. You can always rely on good food, reasonable prices and a friendly environment. I have been there several times with family and friends, to celebrate birthdays or simply catch up with friends over drinks and appetizers. The guacamole is fantastic!

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MD
4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Authentic Mexican food in a beautiful location.. Fast and courteous service. Table side guacamole was terrific!

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KU
3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Fajitas were ok, not great. They don't include guacamole. Chicken was bland, not flavorful like typical fajitas. Recommend the ceviche. Skinny margarita and house margarita not good. Top shelf margarita was good.

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SD
4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We really enjoyed our evening as well as the food.. The service was very good too!

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LH
4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food and was not real busy. However, waitress was very nice but not attentive. We had to flag someone down for drinks that did not come, more chips and salsa and water.

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LO
4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

GREAT MARGARITAS! But watch out- they're really expensive

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DR
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were 15 minutes late for our reservation, but they still had our table ready even though some walk in people were waiting to be seated. This table turned out to be in a high traffic area, so the manager was able to find us another table in a less active area. Very accommodating! The filet Mignon was delicious. The green salsa (one of three complimentary salsas provided with chips) was very hot-like habenero hot. The quesso "appetizer" we ordered to munch on while waiting for our meal did not arrive until our meal was brought out. We were told only one of their ovens were working that evening. We would definitely go there again.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service, food, experience all great

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OT
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nice, prompt service. Food delicious as always.
Great guacamole, prepared table side

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SF
2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was good, but no ambiance, light were very bright , space was too little and it was very loud

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GG
1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was terrible. I ordered the shrimp wrapped bacon. The shrimp were overcooked and so rubbery that i think I could have bounced them off of the floor. The rice was dry and lukewarm. The salsas were terrible and the tortilla chips were over salted.

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OT
3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the guacamole and margaritas!!

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SI
5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Server and server assistants were very personable. The trio of salsas they serve are so good. Our favorite was the spicy sauce made with Serrano peppers. We got the guacamole made tableside. Chile Verde was flavorful and the rice was delicious.

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ER
4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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OT
1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was terrible, waiter was always missing

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