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Satisfy your Latin American food cravings with these 3 San Jose newcomers

Interested in trying some new Latin American spots in San Jose? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Latin American food.

Meli's Restaurant

3116 Alum Rock Ave., Foxdale

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Meli's Restaurant is a Mexican spot.

This new business serves up authentic Mexican fare, with menu items ranging from tacos to sopes (thick tortilla topped with meat or veggies) to carne asada and enchiladas. 

Yelp users are excited about Meli's Restaurant, which currently holds four stars out of four reviews on the site.

Yelper Claudia A., who reviewed Meli's Restaurant on June 10, wrote, "New restaurant has great huaraches. This is a family restaurant and the food has a great homemade taste. There is a breakfast burrito specialty."

Meli's Restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. daily.

Alams Taqueria

2708 Unión Ave., Cambrian Park

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Alams Taqueria is a food truck, serving up tacos and more with fillings like carne asada, suadero, pastor, carnitas, pollo, cabeza, tripas, lengua, chorizo .

Alams Taqueria offers menu items ranging from super nachos (homemade corn chips, nacho & mozzarella cheeses, beans, pickled jalapeño, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, cream, avocado) to super quesadillas (meat, cheese, cream, cilantro, onion, avocado). 

Here's the full menu.

Yelp users are excited about Alams Taqueria, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of two reviews on the site.

Chris L. noted, "I had the torta with chicken. It was very tasty, with soft bread and nicely seasoned chicken."

Alams Taqueria is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)


304 E. Santa Clara St., Suite A, Downtown

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Tostadas is a Mexican and breakfast and brunch spot.

This new business provides omelets, tacos and more. On the menu, expect to see items like the chimichurri burger (jack cheese, bacon, grilled onions, arugula and chimichurri sauce), churro waffles (cinnamon-sugar waffles, caramel sauce, strawberries, cream) and breakfast burritos (scrambled eggs, tomato, onion, mushroom, bacon, sausage, jack cheese, cheddar). 

Yelp users are generally positive about Tostadas, which currently holds four stars out of 72 reviews on the site.

Yelper Silvia R., who was one of the first users to visit Tostadas on July 3, wrote, "The tostadas hit the spot! They had the right amount of crab, shrimp and cucumbers with a great sauce. The flavors on one single tostada were right on. We topped off our dinner with some agave shots, which we highly recommend."

Tostadas is open from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 7 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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