This seafood-centric joint offers a vast array of oceanic delights as fillings for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and other Mexican dishes. These include crab, breaded halibut, salmon, snapper, mahi-mahi, scallops, and shrimp. To ward off the sun when dining in their spacious courtyard, sample one of Dia de Pesca’s thirst-quenching aguas frescas. One of the favorite “sí food” dishes here is the tilapia ceviche. It is composed of pieces of the fish cured in citrus juices, spiced with peppers, and served with vegetables and avocado.
55 N Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA, +1 408-287-3722
The chefs here prepare local cuisine influenced by the flavors of Latin America, the American Southwest, and Asia. Although best known for their “Industrial Strength” margaritas and “Swirls” – margaritas mixed with fruit juices, vodka, Patron, or sangria – the food here is just as much of a draw. The dishes are prepared using organic and sustainable ingredients, like grass-fed bison. Aqui Cal-Mex operates without waiters and waitresses, letting diners order their food at the counter for a hassle-free experience. This allows patrons more time to enjoy the ambiance at their leisure.
1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, +1 408-995-0381