25 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113
At Mezcal, our special ingredient is an open secret.
Doña Libo, keeper of ancestral recipes and mom.
"Mezcal is a unique and wonderful place to dine and drink in San Jose. Great food and atmosphere."
Kalena - Google Review
"Always a great meal with excellent service. Great date night spot. Get the table side Guacamole and some Crickets."
Derek - Google Review
"Love this gem. Food and drinks are great. Great spot to host a celebration they have a beautiful space for rent."
Angela - Google Review
Mon - Fri 11:00 to 2:00 P.M.
Mon 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Tue - Thurs 5:00 to 9:30 P.M. | Fri 5:00 to 10:00 P.M.
Sat 4:00 to 10:00 P.M. | Sun 4:00 to 8:30 P.M.
Oaxacan food is one of Mexico’s most celebrated and complex cuisines. Mezcal Owner and Oaxacan native Adolfo Gomez moved to San Jose from Oaxaca, Mexico, 20 years ago. Gomez served as the Operations Manager at the Silicon Valley Capital Club restaurant for 10 years and also worked on opening Mezcal for five years. Longing for Oaxacan food and the tastes of home, Gomez’s vision of Mezcal Restaurant was realized in November 2008 and was voted one of the “2009 Best New Restaurants” by Metro Newspaper. Bringing the rich flavors of Oaxaca to San Jose, Mezcal Restaurant specializes in three Oaxacan moles (sauces) – Estofado, Coloradito and Mole Negro – all family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. For the more adventurous food-lover Mezcal also serves chapulines (fried grasshoppers) a common and delicious snack found throughout Oaxaca. Whatever your palate may be, Mezcal strives to satisfy each of its customers with its traditional, fresh and authentic cuisine.
In Oaxaca, the Tlayuda is as ubiquitous as the Mole sauces. Made with a large toasted tortilla, it’s loaded with intense and savory regional flavors. Top your Tlayuda with the protein of your choice beef, pork, chorizo or chicken.
© Mezcal Mexican Restaurant 2019