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“A fossilized piece of pre-renewal downtown San Jose"”

Don Pedro's Restaurant
Ranked #295 of 2,163 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
SF Bay Area
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A fossilized piece of pre-renewal downtown San Jose"”
Reviewed 11 July 2011

I like this place not so much for the food - which isn't bad - but the ambience: when I first moved much of downtown San Jose looked like this little section of Post St., with some great hole-in-the-wall Mexican greasy spoons. The food's decent and more varied than many Mexican restaurants (the specials are posted in Spanish only), and they have aguas frescas.

  • Visited July 2011
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice food, friendly staff.”
Reviewed 21 May 2010

Coming from the UK, I had little experience of Mexican food, but the waiter very kindly and patiently explained the different options, and the food was very good. The atmosphere is very friendly. On the whole, a really nice place to spend an hour.

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Orlando
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hole in the Wall!”
Reviewed 30 June 2009

Fantastic hot salsa! Food was terrific! A little warm, no AC. A taco on alacarte was $3.45. Can't get prices like that in downtown San Jose! Carne Asada and carnitas tacos were so yummy!

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Bay Area
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Barbacoa at last!”
Reviewed 11 January 2009

The first place in California we've found (in years of searching) that has barbacoa de cordero. Now, it's not exactly like being in Pachuca because they don't have the maguey leaves to wrap it in, and it isn't made in a pit, but it's steamed and served with a consome and made my Mexican wife very happy.

The restaurant doesn't look like much. But the food was very good.

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vancouver
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Above and beyond”
Reviewed 15 July 2008

A small authentic family mexican restaurant. Our waitress went above and beyond when our large group of 25 arrived at their door. She handled our group with total professionalism and good humour
Service was flawless and the food was wonderful. A fun place to
go while downtown San Jose.

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