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Joey Li via google.com - Aug 6, 2020
We were visiting the area and use ...
We were visiting the area and use the Yelp app to find Mexican food and we're not disappointed. The food was authentic and tasty and I had to fight my daughter over the guacamole.  Small outdoor seating was convenient during Covid and we were definitely come back here when we are craving Mexican food again. Make sure to try the guaca ... read more
Bryan S. via yelp.com - Aug 3, 2020
Recent favorite taqueria. Beats out all others I've had in the South Bay for the past 7 years ... read more
Preston Herrmann via google.com - Aug 1, 2020
Best tacos in SJ in my opinion ...
Best tacos in SJ in my opinion. They also do large orders and we order every time we have guests over, it's always perfect. Thanks for operating during these times!
Brianna F. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2020
I've finally found a go-to place for Mexican food! This was the best I've had in years. It was even good the next day. I got super nachos with carne asada and a chile relleno plate. Both were very good and I really liked the carne asada. I'm looking forward to going back and trying other things.
Sarah Biggs via google.com - Jul 31, 2020
Good food, cold beer. Outdoor dining ...
Good food, cold beer. Outdoor dining as well. Working hard during this stressful time.
Christine B. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2020
Sooooo good. Was looking for a ...
Sooooo good. Was looking for a "taco place" as I'm new to the area and I was not disappointed at all. I'm a taco lover so it's not easy to impress me. Lol.

They have outdoor seating as well.
LeAndra P. via yelp.com - Jul 28, 2020
All around fantastic taqueria.
All around fantastic taqueria. Excellent flavor, great variety, and terrific value for the money.

My favorite menu items are the tacos. At $2.50 per taco, you get a sizeable amount of meat in a homemade corn tortilla (that happens to be the best corn tortilla I've ever had!) Seriously, this thing tastes as good a flour tortil
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Jordan M. via yelp.com - Jul 28, 2020
Pastor meat is sooo good!!
Claudia Esquivel via google.com - Jul 28, 2020
El Jefe Tacos ... read more
Colleen Cleveland via google.com - Jul 26, 2020
I placed an order for a super quesadilla ...
I placed an order for a super quesadilla and 4 tacos and the food was ready when i got there to pick it up and the food was good! They also have a sink where you can wash your hands!!! Super smart for this taqueria to add this to their restaurant. We also had their horchata and it was delicious! Totally recommended this place! Satisf ... read more
Vanessa L. via yelp.com - Jul 25, 2020
Beat carnitas tacos with home made tortillas ... read more
Christian Camilo Vargas Castro via google.com - Jul 23, 2020
good ... read more
david caballero via google.com - Jul 20, 2020
I was ravenous after taking a long ...
I was ravenous after taking a long hike in the mountains. Glad we ended up at this joint. The El Jefe taco hit the spot!  You might as well call this thing a Mexican pizza. Imagine two tortillas surrounded by a layer of melted cheese, with veggies, meat, and pineapple on top. You won't even know the tortillas are there... the cheese ... read more
Carl R. via yelp.com - Jul 19, 2020
Best flautas ever ... read more
Jay Palacio via google.com - Jul 19, 2020
Best carnitas I've ever had ij my life. I travel just to have them ... read more
Natasha Niemann via google.com - Jul 18, 2020
Amazing Tacos! I bought way too ...
Amazing Tacos! I bought way too many; they're nice and big. The El Jefe and Jefecita tacos are to die for and I saved my super tacos for lunch the next day

They had some seating outside in front of the building; I ended up taking my meal to go.
J H. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2020
This place is the bomb! Legit authentic ...
This place is the bomb! Legit authentic Mexican food! The price is reasonable too, that's a big plus in my book. The horchata is sooo thick, not thin like other places, will def come back ... read more
V T. via yelp.com - Jul 14, 2020
Huge portions!
Jacqueline Nguyen via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
So delicious good prices ... read more
kyanna rudolph via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
super tacos were so delicious.
super tacos were so delicious. eats messy but i didn't mind. just the right proportions of meat and fixings. very happy with the carne asada and al pastor.

torta was excellent. huge serving. got more jalapeños than expected but took most of them out and it still tasted delicious.

will order again. thanks for the great
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Kathryn B. via yelp.com - Jul 7, 2020
The food here is super delicious! ...
The food here is super delicious!  They have homemade tortillas too!  They put two corn tortillas together with cheese in the middle for their el jefe and jefecita tacos!!  Really tasty!!  They have good vegetarian options too!  No disappointments with their food!
LANELLE F. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2020
Delicious ... read more
Damaris Garcia via google.com - Jul 6, 2020
The tacos were superb, I'm basing my opinion off of the AL PASTOR tacos, they're not your typical Al pastor tacos , they are very mildly spicy and cooked a bit more like carne asada and were marinated with the pineapple instead of garnished with it! I'd definitely recommend if your trying to experience new tastes in the Mexican food ... read more
Brian Hernandez via google.com - Jul 4, 2020
By far my Favorite place to eat ...
By far my Favorite place to eat. My go to is the burrito bowl de carne asada, which has come to be my favorite because of its convinience and taste. But do not sleep on the California Breakfast Burrito or the Nacho Fries de carne asada because those are mind blowingly great. It's a great spot to eat at with friends or by yourself, me ... read more
Jesus G. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2020
Very happy with the service, price ...
Very happy with the service, price and taste of our food. Even the customers were kind. Glad we found this place. We will be back!
Mieshia N. via yelp.com - Jul 2, 2020
Amazing food, friendly staff, and ...
Amazing food, friendly staff, and good prices. I definitely recommend the carnitas - I've bought to order and had them cater, both experiences have been great ... read more
Erix L. via yelp.com - Jun 28, 2020
Always consistent with the meals ...
Always consistent with the meals.
I love the sauce they give it really brings the taste out of the tacos. Hands down a really good spot to enjoy for lunch. It doesn't look like much but it has high tastebud expectations that make you over look the place.
Darrell D. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2020
I was new to this side of town ...
I was new to this side of town and basically pulled this place out of a hat to cater my housewarming party.  

It was delicious.   Everyone was impressed.   Fast forward,  now it's my top spot for a pick-up pick me up during this weirdness.
Summer P. via yelp.com - Jun 26, 2020
Had tacos and chicken super quesadilla ...
Had tacos and chicken super quesadilla. Great food! Thank you! You can taste the quality! Will be coming back for more stuff!
Dennis K. via yelp.com - Jun 25, 2020
I finally found my favorite Taquaria ...
I finally found my favorite Taquaria in San Jose.  Im from Santa Cruz and like how it's done there. So to find a place like this here is awesome. Food is good and they dont skimp in the meat,  and most importantly the mrat taste fresh ... read more
Tony Y. via yelp.com - Jun 25, 2020
So glad we found this hidden gem ...
So glad we found this hidden gem by our house! These might be my favorite tacos in San Jose now. They take their time to craft each taco starting with fresh handmade tortillas. Each taco comes out very well prepared, not rushed and the ingredients are distributed evenly. Unless most other taquerias where they just slap it on the ingr ... read more
Tony V. via yelp.com - Jun 24, 2020
Great taco/burrito place! The meat ...
Great taco/burrito place! The meat is very flavorful and the carne asada in my burrito was perfectly cooked.  The taco was stacked with meat and loved the corn tortilla.  The portions were also great. Will definitely be coming back.
Ariana Y. via yelp.com - Jun 23, 2020
Found this place on google, didn't ...
Found this place on google, didn't expect much, however the fried quesadilla with avocado salsa and sour cream was probably the best quesadilla I've ever had in my life.
The tacos were decent, the store was clean, the horchata was great. 100% would come back again!
Myranda G. via yelp.com - Jun 22, 2020
Just found this gem during the ...
Just found this gem during the shelter in place. Great place for quick takeout and friendly staff. Carnitas is great and their watermelon aqua was amazing!
Tina K. via yelp.com - Jun 21, 2020
FLAVOR (5/5): A really solid taco ...
FLAVOR (5/5): A really solid taco joint. Got their super tacos with carne asade and I love their sauces (green and red) that they give with the order. The tortilla is really important to me in a taco, and it was just enough thickness to hold the taco without breaking when you bite into it.

INSTAGRAMMABLE (4/5): Only got it ta
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Christine D. via yelp.com - Jun 18, 2020
Born and raised San Diego family ...
Born and raised San Diego family and one of the biggest things we miss living in Northern California is authentic Mexican food. This blew us away! It's like I'm eating back home with the flavors. The one thing that is off (keep in mind I'm 100% San Diego) is the beans are not refried. The restaurant was clean and staff was so friendl ... read more
Veronica G. via yelp.com - Jun 14, 2020
Last fall, I stumbled upon this ...
Last fall, I stumbled upon this gem.  I had searched for "California Burritos" on yelp, and it lead me to this place.  But instead of ordering a burrito, I noticed a couple of people dining inside eating the El Jefe.  For those of you who have not eaten the El Jefe Taco that they serve here my advice is, "Just Do It!"  It is such a u ... read more
Mike R. via yelp.com - Jun 11, 2020
Some of the best tacos I've ever had. Def gotta try the el jefe taco, it's insane.
Nathalie Emperador via google.com - Jun 11, 2020
Cheap and good tasting.  I love ...
Cheap and good tasting.  I love their chili relleno, and regular nacho.  Big portions.  It is my go-to place for Mexicano food.
Ming L. via yelp.com - Jun 10, 2020
These are some tasty tacos! Good ...
These are some tasty tacos! Good price too. I've been getting the carnitas tacos. The carnitas is cooked perfectly, with a little bit of grilling on the edges, nice flavor.
Renee M. via yelp.com - Jun 10, 2020
We love the cheesey tacos and the enchal.
Walt Johnson via google.com - Jun 7, 2020
Food is great i dont eat out much but when i do this is def the spot ... read more
Kwayne Leonce via google.com - Jun 5, 2020
The tacos has flavorful toppings and they were crusted with cheese on the outside. Reasonable rates and large portions. I will definitely be back here again to help with all of my taco cravings!
A Google User via google.com - Jun 4, 2020
Great food, excellent service!
Kate Maes via google.com - May 26, 2020
Good food. Order by phone. Takes them forever to prepare the food. But it's worth the wait ... read more
Tom Bedlam via google.com - May 25, 2020
One of my favorite go to for Mexican ...
One of my favorite go to for Mexican food! Homemade tortillas and all their food is delicious! I tell everyone to go there! Prices are great!
Ginger P. via yelp.com - May 12, 2020
1st time here, great choice on the Asada tacos, we were on a mini drive heading back home to Fresno
1st time here, great choice on the Asada tacos, we were on a mini drive heading back home to Fresno ca. well be back for sure ... read more
Vanessa Segura via facebook.com - May 11, 2020
Everything here is so good from ...
Everything here is so good from the tacos to the burritos. The chili verde burrito is spicy though! Just wish they had a salsa bar.
Jenna I. via yelp.com - May 9, 2020
This is BY FAR my FAVORITE taco ...
This is BY FAR my FAVORITE taco place! I discovered it when I lived in Almaden and now that I live in the peninsula I find every excuse to come to the South Bay. They definitely need to open one in the peninsula ASAP! Everything is amazing here! My favorite things to order are Super Tacos, Jefecita Tacos, and the quesadillas! The chi ... read more
Samantha L. via yelp.com - May 8, 2020
Great tacos, amazing Mexican food.
Great tacos, amazing Mexican food.
Allen Murphy via facebook.com - May 6, 2020
Got their asada super burrito, ...
Got their asada super burrito, asada taco and al pastor taco. Dude their tacos are effing bomb. As soon as I lifted the taco out of the box and saw a beautiful pool of oil I was delighted. Normally a pool of oil isn't a great thing but in the case of these tacos, it is. The meat is so flavorful and rich and the tortillas are so nice.
Dinah V. via yelp.com - May 5, 2020
I came here on Cinco de Mayo for ...
I came here on Cinco de Mayo for my first time. I have never eaten here in boy was a blown away! I got to super taco's with Carne Asada and two Jefecita tacos with pollo. I did not expect the tacos to be that big. The Jefecita  tacos had so many pieces of chicken inside and they were crusted with cheese on the outside. They were hone ... read more
Robby T. via yelp.com - May 5, 2020
Haven't found the best Mexican ...
Haven't found the best Mexican food in the Bay Area, but this place was quite the exception! I've missed homemade/fresh tortillas and El Compa had such delicious tortillas! It makes such a big difference when the tortillas are fresh. You really only need a couple of these tacos to be full because they're pretty big. Customer service ... read more
Allison D. via yelp.com - May 1, 2020
One of the best taco places I've ...
One of the best taco places I've had in the bay area!
Jenny L. via yelp.com - Apr 17, 2020
The absolute best chicken tacos I have ever had! My husband loved the carne asada burrito as well.
The absolute best chicken tacos I have ever had! My husband loved the carne asada burrito as well. Portionsare generous and prices are good ... read more
Sue Stryker via facebook.com - Apr 15, 2020
Tacos El Compa Taqueria catered for my wedding on 02/29/20. They were organized and their food was AMAZING! All my guests were talking about how great the food was! We couldn't have asked for a better catering experience. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
Melissa Alpizar via google.com - Apr 9, 2020
Tacos El Compa Taqueria catered ...
Tacos El Compa Taqueria catered for my wedding. They were organized and their food was AMAZING! All my guests were talking about how great the food was! We couldn't have asked for a better catering experience. I  HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
Melissa A. via yelp.com - Apr 5, 2020
3/23/20 Tacos el Compa is open ...
3/23/20 Tacos el Compa is open for to go orders!! Support your neighborhood small business by ordering food to go and tipping well. Food is delish. Ace Hardware next door for cleaning supplies and other necessary goods too. Do eet!!
Kalipo K. via yelp.com - Mar 23, 2020
Love this place....great food and ...
Love this place....great food and service....and great people... got to support them.
Ramil P. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2020
Excellent taco joint. Tacos were a a good size for the price and delicious. Tortas were great, wet burrito was super good with the green sauce. We'll be coming back to this place.
Javier Granados via google.com - Mar 14, 2020
Tacos El Compa is probably one ...
Tacos El Compa is probably one of the best tasting Mexican Taqueria in south SJ. I come here for the tacos. They have homemade tortillas and great meat portions. You can get full out of one taco alone haha but two is actually enough for one person. My favorite meats are: al pastor and carnitas. I look forward to trying other items on ... read more
Mary S. via yelp.com - Mar 13, 2020
If you want the cheesiest cheese ...
If you want the cheesiest cheese, get the El Jefe taco. Pastor -- cause that's the only way to judge a good taqueria.

Everyone scoffs at my recommendation of just one... but one is good. There is only so much cheese that your body can take.
Christine C. via yelp.com - Mar 11, 2020
This place does not stand out on ...
This place does not stand out on the street, as the sign is almost invisible but once inside you realize it's a great place to eat some real tacos and Mexican food.
Corky S. via yelp.com - Mar 7, 2020
Best taqueria in San Jose hands down.
Marcelo Díaz Viana Neto via google.com - Mar 6, 2020
Tried this place last night for ...
Tried this place last night for the first time. It was really busy but we found a table for four. They had no high chairs out so the employee went to the back and kindly brought us one. I ordered the nacho fries with asada and it was so good I will definitely be back for more and to try something else as there was so many good lookin ... read more
Mary A. via yelp.com - Mar 5, 2020
Good food, reasonable price ... read more
George Ng via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
I would drive an hour+ for these ...
I would drive an hour+ for these tacos. Or I should specify - for the Jefecito tacos in all their cheesy glory. I was in the area and had this place bookmarked so figured why not, and now I have several promises to friends to drive down for more tacos later.

The guy running the register was super friendly and actually really
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Jess S. via yelp.com - Mar 4, 2020
Just exquisite food. I wish there ...
Just exquisite food. I wish there were more vegetarian options, but I can't complain too much when they have hand-made corn tortillas.
Joseph S. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2020
If you're looking for fresh tortillas ...
If you're looking for fresh tortillas and genuinely good Mexican taqueria food, then please check this place out. The menu is simple and they have excellent tacos. Not a ton of seating so I recommend getting there before the lunch rush. Staff is very nice, professional, and caring. Food is excellent and sauces are yummy too. It's our ... read more
Arman B. via yelp.com - Feb 25, 2020
GOOD food!!
Judith Carrillo via google.com - Feb 24, 2020
The food is delicious ... read more
Maria Garcia via google.com - Feb 23, 2020
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