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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Consuelo Mexican Bistro

4.1
707 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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
What 707 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

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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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Reunion with friends!

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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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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Three friends birthday

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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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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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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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

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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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service, food, experience all great

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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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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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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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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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the guacamole and margaritas!!

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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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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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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was terrible, waiter was always missing

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great as always!!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food, attentive service, and wonderful outside dining!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food. Pleasant service.
Need to fix/upgrade restrooms.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food, nice ambiance but slow service.

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2.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was alright. The salsas that were served with the chips while you waited to order were great. Definitely not worth the price though.

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Disappointing food quality. Has deteriorated over time. Too expensive for an average experience

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

It was wonderful

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Consuelo's is great! It's a small place, not a ton of personal space but it doesn't change the experience. Awesome drinks and food. THE BEST HOMEMADE TORTILLAS. Veggie tacos are the perfect vegan option. Definitely one of my favorite local restaurants!

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1.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Churros dessert was best part of meal. Everything else was dreadful! Be careful if you dine here. It used to be a high quality Mexican restaurant. No longer! What happened to it?

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Lizette is the best server. We had the fajitas and the carnitas and they were both delicious!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Awesome guacamole!

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3.0Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was not fresh. I had a burnt Chile relleno and the carnitas were dry. The guacamole didn't have much taste.

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1.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

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