Consuelo Mexican Bistro

4.2
736 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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
What 736 People Are Saying
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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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p
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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

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a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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

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F
San Joaquin
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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DB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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SD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

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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JM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good Mexican food

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

"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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T
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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LD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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

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M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

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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LF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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

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TF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was nice. But the service was extremely SLOWWWW

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

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
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Reunion with friends!

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LT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Three friends birthday

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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FJ
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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SL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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LT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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KU
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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