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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

3.7
3.7
761 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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Menu

Antojitos

  • Guacamole$10.00

    Made fresh at your table and served with our hand made tortillas. Tell us how spicy you want it

    • Tostadas de tinga$10.00

      Crisp golden hand made tortilla topped with stewed chicken, garnished with avocado and chipotle sour cream

      • Quesadillas de rajas con queso o de epazote$9.00

        Hand made corn tortillas with Oaxaca cheese and your choice of fire-roasted poblano chile strips or epazote (a unique and distinctive mexican herb)

        • Sopes Surtidos (pollo, chilorio y vegetales)$10.00

          Sope (masa boat) assortment, with beans, chicken, shredded pork and our chef's mix of sautéed vegetables; with crumbled queso fresco and a drizzle of sour cream and onions

          • Ceviche de Pescado$12.00

            Fresh chunks of white fish, marinated in lime juice mixed with diced tomato, jalapeño chile, onion, green olives, avocado, cilantro and olive oil

            • Queso fundido Con rajas y Hongos$10.00

              Melted cheese with poblano strips and mushrooms

              • With Chorizo$12.00
              • Chorizo and mushrooms$13.00
            • Tacos de salmón a la parrilla$12.00

              Grilled salmon tacos marinated in a chile guajillo and axiote sauce served in our hand made tortillas

              Sopas y Ensaladas

              • Ensalada De Jícama Con Aguacate, Naranja, Toronja, Cilantro Y Chile Piquín$10.00

                Jicama salad with avocado, citrus wedges and cilantro with a refreshing chile piquin dressing

                • Ensalada mixta$10.00

                  Mixed greens, tomatoes and blue cheese in a sherry vinaigrette, with candied pecans

                  • Pozole verde$12.00

                    Chicken and hominy soup, Sinaloa style, with jalapeño chile, tomatillo, spices, lettuce, radish, avocado and onion

                    • Sopa de tortilla$10.00

                      A robust Guajillo chile and spices pureé with tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream and cheese

                      Especialidades

                      Tapas style - A la carte

                      • Mole poblano$18.00

                        A legendary blend of spices, chiles, nuts and chocolate made into a rich and flavorful sauce, in the traditional Puebla style, served over chicken

                        • Chimichanga de Salmon$18.00

                          Queso fresco stuffed salmon filet, wrapped in a crispy bunuelo dough over sauteed roasted poblano pepper strips, onion and white corn, served with garlic sauce

                          • Filete mignon con queso de cabra$22.00

                            Filet mignon (7oz.) served over a roasted garlic and chipotle chile sauce and sautéed spinach topped with ancho chile stuffed with seasoned goat cheese

                            • Pechuga rellena de huitlacoche$18.00

                              Chicken breast stuffed with a mix of huitlacoche, chayote squash and fresh corn, served over a roasted garlic sauce

                              • Camarones con Reboso$18.00

                                Pan seared Prawns stuffed with monterrey cheese, wrapped on bacon, with chipotle sauce and white rice

                                • Chamorro de cordero$22.00

                                  Colorado lamb shank marinated in ancho chile and spices adobo, slow cooked in banana leaves

                                  • Camarones al mole de tamarindo$17.00

                                    Sautéed prawns in tamarind mole sauce and served with white rice

                                    • Pescado del día$17.00

                                      Pan seared catch of the day served over green garlic-chorizo sauce with sautéed green beans and chayote squash, topped with huitlacoche

                                      • Callos de hacha$18.00

                                        Pan seared scallops served over corn-potatoe puree, sauted green beans, chayote squash, huitlacoche with epazote herb and roasted garlic sauce

                                        • Chile relleno$12.00

                                          Fire-roasted poblano chile stuffed with vegetables and cheese or Carnitas, over a black bean sauce and drizzled with sour cream

                                          • Chile relleno de Carnitas$14.00
                                        • Tortita de papa$12.00

                                          Potato, vegetables and cheese breaded patty over tomato sauce with creamy roasted poblano strips,mushrooms mix and sauted spinach

                                          • Carnitas$16.00

                                            Michoacan style tequila-marinated tender chunks of pork, served with a chile guajillo and arbol salsa

                                            Para Acompañar

                                            • Arroz A La Mexicana$4.00

                                              Traditional mexican rice with diced vegetables

                                              • Arroz blanco con plátanos fritos$5.00

                                                A Yucatan peninsula favorite. Seasoned white rice with fried plantain slices, sour cream

                                                • Frijoles Negros Con Chorizo$4.00

                                                  Black beans with chorizo and poblano pepper

                                                  • Estofado de calabacitas$6.00

                                                    Zucchini, onions, corn kernels, mushrooms, epazote and poblano chile stew

                                                    • Papas Al Gratín$8.00

                                                      Chile poblano sauce marinated potatoes au gratin

                                                      • Torta De Elote$6.00

                                                        Savory corn bread, onion, bacon with poblano pepper cream sauce

                                                        • Side fresh cheese$2.00

                                                          • Side shredded cheese$1.50

                                                            • Half Avocado$2.00

                                                              • Chips$3.00

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                                                                What 761 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                3.7
                                                                3.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 3.8Food
                                                                • 3.6Service
                                                                • 3.6Ambience
                                                                • 3.6Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                73% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                1. CA

                                                                  ChrisA

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Reviewed on December 19, 2019

                                                                  overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                  The food was flavorful, and authentic, Service was stellar

                                                                2. BO

                                                                  BeautifullyOrchestrated

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  51 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 30, 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.

                                                                3. A

                                                                  Anonym

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                  Vegetarian choice is very limited. But good ambience .

                                                                4. M

                                                                  Mirna

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  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,

                                                                5. c

                                                                  creekdwlr

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

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

                                                                6. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                7. H

                                                                  Hungry

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2019

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                8. WL

                                                                  WineLovers

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 15, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                9. FE

                                                                  FoodE

                                                                  Central Coast

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 2, 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!

                                                                10. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 2, 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.

                                                                11. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 23, 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!

                                                                12. NL

                                                                  NLBdining

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 10, 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.

                                                                13. P

                                                                  sanjosePat

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 20, 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!

                                                                14. S

                                                                  Summer

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 12, 2019

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We love Consuelo

                                                                15. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 6, 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.

                                                                16. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 29, 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.

                                                                17. TS

                                                                  TreavorS

                                                                  Central Coast

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 15, 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.

                                                                18. GS

                                                                  GiselleS

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on December 9, 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

                                                                19. MP

                                                                  MarcelaP

                                                                  Wilmington

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Better than we expected

                                                                20. WL

                                                                  WineLovers

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 26, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                21. MF

                                                                  MtFolk

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 25, 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!

                                                                22. a

                                                                  am1e5ue

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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

                                                                23. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 10, 2018

                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience4

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

                                                                24. J

                                                                  Jays

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 5, 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

                                                                25. v

                                                                  villageluv

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 4, 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.

                                                                26. A

                                                                  Agonzalez2290

                                                                  Birmingham

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                27. p

                                                                  prijeshp

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                28. a

                                                                  aaront

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 9, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                29. S

                                                                  Slcj

                                                                  Caribbean

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 2, 2018

                                                                  overall2food4service3ambience1

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

                                                                30. F

                                                                  Foodie4life

                                                                  San Joaquin

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  27 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!

                                                                31. DB

                                                                  DaveB

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on August 30, 2018

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                32. SD

                                                                  SuzanneD

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 28, 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.

                                                                33. MB

                                                                  MrsBlu

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 26, 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.

                                                                34. JM

                                                                  JimM

                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 21, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                35. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Nice place, good Mexican food

                                                                36. EF

                                                                  EugeneF

                                                                  San Joaquin

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 18, 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.

                                                                37. T

                                                                  Terry

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 1, 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.

                                                                38. LD

                                                                  LDewey

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  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.

                                                                39. AG

                                                                  AnnG

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 14, 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.

                                                                40. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 8, 2018

                                                                  overall3food5service2ambience4

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

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                                                                Consuelo Mexican Bistro is rated 3.7 stars by 761 OpenTable diners

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