Consuelo's Mexican Bistro

377 Santana Row #1125, San Jose , CA
+1 408.260.7082
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Mexican / South American. With some of the best, most flavorful preparations of South American cuisine populating the menu, Consuelo restaurant bills itself as a bistro and pleases with both familiar and uncommon fare, lesser-known ingredients and a selection of tequilas that’s worth going green with envy over. The food is served tapas style and is meant to be shared, an approach that serves the lively, often noisy restaurant well.


For tequila-lovers and fans of South American and Mexican food, Consuelo Mexican Bistro seems like it was plucked straight from the heavens and planted on Santana Row. The selection of tequila is simply stunning and the inspired cuisine is absolutely delicious. This Santana Row restaurant and bar fills in frequently with well-heeled shoppers and drinkers who know where to go when nothing less than the best will do, whether they're seeking fresh guacamole prepared tableside, divine sangria or a margarita worth begging for.


Consuelo Mexican Bistro is proof that the gods of tequila love us all very, very much. Sure, the authentic South American and Mexican food here is absolutely amazing, the non-tequila drinks are great and the service is awesome, but it's the tequila selection that leaves us drooling. The entire wall behind the bar is covered in tequila - from blancos to añejos, from $7 shots to $120 shots - and the bartenders know what to do with all of it. Sitting pretty on a corner of swanky Santana Row, this authentic Mexican bistro packs in regularly with well-heeled shoppers and drinkers who know where to go when nothing less than the best will do, tequila, sangria, guacamole or otherwise.

2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - First Place
Best Tapas/Small Plates

Spain doesn't have a lock on tapas. Mexico boasts a number of great small-plate dishes that go well beyond tacos and nachos, and Santana Row's Consuelo is the place to taste what this great cuisine has to offer.

2007 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place
Best Tapas/Small Plates

— Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 26, 2007

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!


  • Consuelo Revisited

    Four years later, another look at one of Silicon Valley's more daring Mexican menus
    03/11/2009 by Stett Holbrook

    Two women dropped their shopping bags of brand-name loot and sat down at one of Consuelo Mexico Bistro's outdoor tables as a waiter handed them menus. The sun was shining outside the Santana Row resta...  More »