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Everything on the menu is delicious, great burritos, one of the best in south SJ. Their Al Pastor is awesome and Chicken is pretty good too! They even put lettuce instead of meat in the burrito for vegetarians upon request. If you call ahead with your order it will be ready before you can even get there, I've been eating here for abo ... read more
James Jensen via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
I’m very happy that there is such a great place where I can spend a great time with my family and friends. I like the comfortable atmosphere, friendly waiters, affordable prices, and excellent dishes from this restaurant. If I need to recommend someone a place where to eat, it will be this restaurant!
Kayla Byrd via google.com - Nov 25, 2020
Always passing by this place on ...
Always passing by this place on blossom hill but never tried it till yesterday. It's also closed by to home. Sometimes, I'd see long lines out the door which usually tells me it's a good place (but not always). LOVE THEIR FOOD. It might be a family owned place.

Ordered:
- Chile Verde Combo plate
- Regular burrito with
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Josephine C. via yelp.com - Nov 23, 2020
They say you should have a periodic ...
They say you should have a periodic cheat day to help you stick to your diet.  That's how my quest to this taqueria started.

As a first visit, I asked the person taking my order to order me her favorites.  And did she ever!
El jefe taco al pastor on a thick griddled masa tortilla and a carnitas nacho fried with all the fixi
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S F. via yelp.com - Nov 19, 2020
Delicious food. Great staff.
John Nguyen via google.com - Nov 18, 2020
My favorite taqueria in the area. Way better than La Vic in my opinion.
Robert Dueball via google.com - Nov 17, 2020
My absolute favorite local taco spot. Food is always spot on and the portions are generous.
Kendrick Do via google.com - Nov 17, 2020
If u want tacos like your abuelita use to make pick no other location but your compadres. Tacos El Compa Taqueria is a must if you grew up on handmade tortillas.
Oscar I via google.com - Nov 16, 2020
I went to El Compa for their al ...
I went to El Compa for their al pastor. I ordered a super tacos. The fill the taco with a lot of meat. My friend ordered el jefe. Tortillas are handmade.
Elizabeth P. via yelp.com - Nov 15, 2020
whaaa this place is bomb and a ...
whaaa this place is bomb and a secret gem -- HOMEMADE tortillas and their CARNITAS is the best I've ever had!

the highlights:
- trust me get the carnitas (and love the crispy parts yumm)
- al pastor has pineapple yassss
- homemade and made to order tortillas !!! T_T
- definitely pack with a lot of meat
- salsas
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Christine T. via yelp.com - Nov 11, 2020
A solid 5-star taqueria -- likely ...
A solid 5-star taqueria -- likely the best I've found in the South Bay. My wife says it's the best and she's picky about food quality.

If you walk up *during a rush*, it can take a while (~20-30 mins) but it's totally worth the wait if you want a great taco.

The red sauce is reasonably spicy (although I put ~1 mini-con
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Joe H. via yelp.com - Nov 8, 2020
Best taqueria I've found in San Jose. Carnitas and Al Pastor tacos are excellent. Freshly made tortillas make a huge difference.
Waldemar Baraldi via google.com - Nov 8, 2020
Great tacos!
David Ruiz via google.com - Nov 5, 2020
Great place, food was delicious ...
Great place, food was delicious and people are friendly. My go-to for delicious Mexican dishes.
Andrew M. via yelp.com - Nov 5, 2020
Omg the best tacos here. LOVE the ...
Omg the best tacos here. LOVE the fresh tortillas that they use, it really makes it special. I still can't believe a place this good is right around the corner and on the super south side of town. So gooooooood!
Albert N. via yelp.com - Nov 5, 2020
El jefe taco is bomb  Ordered carnitas ...
El jefe taco is bomb  Ordered carnitas they taste authentic and fresh. Definitely worth the 30 minute drive ... read more
CT 5. via yelp.com - Nov 4, 2020
El Jefe Taco is only $7....ONLY ...
El Jefe Taco is only $7....ONLY $7 and it's huge! This taco itself can be a full meal. It includes melted cheese between two cheesy crusted corn tortillas (def very cheesy and maybe a little too much) el pastor, cilantro, onion, a very thin slice of avocado, sour cream, and pico de gallo. They provided us one green and red salsa with ... read more
Kelly H. via yelp.com - Nov 3, 2020
Came here because I was enticed ...
Came here because I was enticed by its feature on Bay Area Foodies! I went at 5:15 on a Tuesday and got to order right before the line grew at 5:45. The cheese-crusted tacos (jefe and jefecita) look gorgeous. They were beautifully greasy, cheesy, and the perfect accompaniment to a Modelo. The difference between the jefe and the jefec ... read more
Michelle V. via yelp.com - Nov 2, 2020
The Chile verde was Soooooo good!!!! They have a nice selection of meals!! I really want to try the chorizo con huevos! My food was a great portion, great spice and flavour and came with 2 homemade tortillas! I thought I tasted a bit of heaven!
Dave Kaleel via google.com - Oct 31, 2020
Loved the el jefe and la jefecita.
Arturo Anguiano via google.com - Oct 31, 2020
Super Mexican food here. Good burritos ...
Super Mexican food here. Good burritos and chimichanga. Very filling. I can see why it's so popular. Need to try their popular tacos and other items.
Jobin A. via yelp.com - Oct 29, 2020
Very delicious and tortillas are made at the place. I've been there 3 times and pretty sure I will come back.
Anna Muda via google.com - Oct 27, 2020
Hand washing station for customers!!!!!!!!!THAT ...
Hand washing station for customers!!!!!!!!!
THAT alone deserves five stars.

Amazing fresh food here with great customer service and very tasty agua fresca. Half jamaica half pineapple for me!

Reasonable prices, especially during these times. Extremely fresh and high quality food. Salsas are amazing! Spicy, but the
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Gauri V. via yelp.com - Oct 27, 2020
The burritos are very good.  They ...
The burritos are very good.  They aren't dry like most burritos. Living in Almaden Valley, this is the closest place for us for incredible Mexican food.
Tom D. via yelp.com - Oct 25, 2020
Tasty tacos 😋 ... read more
sergio1982 ruiz1984 via google.com - Oct 23, 2020
Super friendly staff and best burritos I've had in the south bay. Also have delicious quesadillas my go to spot for mexican food ... read more
Jaz Lail via google.com - Oct 23, 2020
This has to be one of the best ...
This has to be one of the best tasting places I have been too in a while. I was super happy. Very delicious huaraches de asada and super taco de carnitas! I strongly recommend this place!
Victor R. via yelp.com - Oct 23, 2020
You cant go wrong with the carnitas super burrito. So bomb I brought my whole family after stopping by 2x in a week for lunch. Even the pickiest declared it favorite Taqueria. Staff is awesome and the restaurant CLEAN!! Love them.
Renee T via google.com - Oct 22, 2020
The best Tacos al pastor in San ...
The best Tacos al pastor in San Jose are here!!!! I love their salsas!!!!  I highly recommend the Chile Verde plate. Yummmmmm ... read more
Graciela M. via yelp.com - Oct 21, 2020
The quesadillas are boooooomb.
The quesadillas are boooooomb. So are the taco salads. I actually feel full after eating their salads, and even eat them without any cheese and it's still delicious! My hubby likes their tacos & burritos, both of which are very tasty. The chile relleno was a bit of a miss (the cheese is more of a solid block than the stretchy melty k ... read more
Clare R. via yelp.com - Oct 18, 2020
Friendly staff and amazing food! ...
Friendly staff and amazing food! I will always come here when I'm in San Jose. Best tacos I've ever had!
Karlie D. via yelp.com - Oct 15, 2020
I tried a chille rilleno burrito ...
I tried a chille rilleno burrito for the first time and the verdict is...yummy. The burrito was loaded and ended up being a very satisfactory meal. The chille relleno itself was very tasty and they did not skimp on the avo which was great.  I am a fan!
Sunil R. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2020
Tacos El Com is pretty bomb! ...
Tacos El Com is pretty bomb!

I like this place. Generally I don't go out for Mexican food and write about it on yelp. I grew up in a kinda traditional family where homemade Mexican food was almost always availy from my mom, siblings to parties and functions. I usually like to try different dishes or foods. With that said. Th
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Ivan S. via yelp.com - Oct 6, 2020
Love their food! Love their food! ...
Love their food! Love their food! Love their food! Love their food!
Wendy G. via yelp.com - Oct 3, 2020
Hands down, this place is super ...
Hands down, this place is super legit if you are looking for tasty, super fresh and flavorful Mexican food. I live in East Side SJ and we have plenty of great Mexican restaurants but Tacos El Compa holds a dear spot in my heart. Their al pastor and el jeff carne asada tacos is a must!

The only big con about this place for me
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Judy V. via yelp.com - Sep 22, 2020
Awesome place!! Highly recommend, very reasonable prices and AMAZING food!!
Lindsey Thomas via google.com - Sep 21, 2020
Ordered a Jeficto al pastor taco ...
Ordered a Jeficto al pastor taco and guacamole and chips. It was great! The tacos was huge and I loved the cheesy tortilla. The guacamole  was so fresh! Busy place, so call in your order.
Brenda B. via yelp.com - Sep 19, 2020
I've been here multiple times and ...
I've been here multiple times and this Mexican food tastes very authentic. Definitely enjoy their carne asada fries and tacos.
J S. via yelp.com - Sep 13, 2020
AMAZING TACOS. These are the best ...
AMAZING TACOS. These are the best tacos I have ever had. They make hand made tortillas and everything is made in house. They work hard to give their customers the best service and serve them the best food.
Janaki G. via yelp.com - Sep 10, 2020
We always get a Carnitas and Al ...
We always get a Carnitas and Al Pastor burrito with chips and salsa to go from Tacos El Compa and they are amazingly delicious every time.
Michelle B. via yelp.com - Sep 8, 2020
Just ate the unholy creation El Jefe Taco and you must stop driving, flip a u turn and come get one. It's what happens when a quesadilla, a taco and a Squeeze Inn cheeseburger had a love child. It's amazing and you must try one.
Matt Olson via google.com - Sep 6, 2020
Food was tasty and I will definitely ...
Food was tasty and I will definitely come by again. Their portions were big as well! I did have some items ordered that was a bit dry but the other items were great. I will be coming back here to give it another try.
J. L. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2020
The chili verde is hot and spicy ...
The chili verde is hot and spicy. The corn tortillas are killer and I think they make them there. Even tried a chili relleno burrito which was surprisingly good. Didn't realize that I really liked chili relleno. Small place that can get crowded though so expect a wait during non covid times. Definitely call ahead nowadays.
Trent F. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2020
This is our favorite Mexican restaurant ...
This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. Their tacos are so delicious and the nachos are PACKED with goodness. We used them to cater an event we had and they did a spectacular job.
BabyG L. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2020
The food and flavors are amazing ...
The food and flavors are amazing at this restaurant.  The corn tortillas are handmade, and have the perfect texture that you can't get from store bought tortillas. These tortillas are the best tortillas I have ever had and I haven't been able to find a place that tops this place. Their meats are also very tender and flavorful.  The o ... read more
Patrick S. via yelp.com - Aug 29, 2020
Me atendieron bien y rápido y Los tacos que compré estában sabrosos ... read more
Lazaro Rojas via google.com - Aug 27, 2020
Yum, yum, yum! This place is a ...
Yum, yum, yum! This place is a Mexican food gem! Their tacos are so unique, I've never had a taco with fried cheese on the outside of the tortilla (el jefecita). Not to mention these are huge! I couldn't even finish one... and this is coming from someone who can usually eat 3 or more normal taqueria tacos.
I found the el pastor a
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Jessica L. via yelp.com - Aug 23, 2020
Great food always fresh just call ahead might take some time to be ready hand made tortillas all the time ... read more
jesus alvarez via google.com - Aug 21, 2020
tacos are $2.50. jefecita is big enough. tortillas are fresh. all meats are tasty af. there's order seating, if you're into that sorta thing.
Thomas Balaoing via google.com - Aug 20, 2020
I found this gem in a small plaza ...
I found this gem in a small plaza a few blocks from whole foods. Wanted a wet burrito and I was in luck. I actually decided to try out a few things here and they did not disappoint. Ordered the chicken enchilada plate with green sauce and the steak super wet burrito. They are very generous with the portion. Prices are fair and servic ... read more
A L. via yelp.com - Aug 18, 2020
Best tacos I've had in Bay Area! ...
Best tacos I've had in Bay Area! They make their own tortillas and really their tacos are just over the top with flavor and texture.
Lemuel L. via yelp.com - Aug 16, 2020
A nice small place with good food ...
A nice small place with good food, good service and good prices. A good place to check out and support the community.
Eric T. via yelp.com - Aug 13, 2020
Good food, good value.
Casey Hood via google.com - Aug 13, 2020
Incredible experience, felt really well taken care of from start to finish. Most importantly the food is amazing! This is definitely expensive restaurant, but really worth it ... read more
Heather Marin via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
Amazing burritos ... read more
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
Best 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
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