Where to score the good stuff near SJSU
by Alexander Quebec
By now you’ve moved into the dorm and have already settled into classes at SJSU, where two of the writers went (Go Spartans!). But maybe you’re a newcomer to the area and have yet to venture past the campus for some tacos. Maybe you’ve been curious, but don’t know where to start.
As alumni of the school, We have a short list of places you can check out that are a walk or short drive away for tacos. Check out our list and see if you’ve been to any of these places
La Victoria (AKA La Vics) – Multiple Locations in San Jose
This place is an old standby for many SJSU students. The tacos are pretty legit, but the other stuff is certainly worth a try. Whatever you get though, you’re probably gonna end up dressing it up with their classic orange sauce. If you end up enjoying the sharp spiciness of the sauce, you can score a bottle for yourself, as they frown upon those taking their bottles with them.
Iguanas – 330 S 3rd St A, San Jose, CA 95112
Another staple that’s very close to SJSU in a small, purple colored building, this place is “the home of the burritozilla”, a behemoth of a burrito, which is not for anyone save for the brave, foolish or super hungry. Another thing I might add is that Iguanas, Like La Vics, tends to be a hot spot for the night life crowd.
Super Taqueria (AKA Super Taq) – 480 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112
This Popular local chain has one of thier busiest locations minutes away from San Jose State.
Loteria @ San Pedro – 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110
Located inside San Pedro, which alone has plenty of other options, this little joint makes some simple, yet delicious tacos that don’t come off as pretentious in a food scene known for giving people things they never asked for.
Olla Cocina – 17 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110
This place is a bit more upscale than your typical taqueria, so I’d say save this place for special occasions or when you want to impress a date. Unlike the other places mentioned, this is more of a full service restaurant, with a bar to match.
Literally (almost) anywhere in East Side
Living downtown, you are a stone’s throw away from some of the most tasty and delicious Mexican food this side of the bay. My advice to newcomers and those unfamiliar with the area? just explore, ask the locals there, get curious. Read up online if you must, but in the end, the only way you’ll know for sure is to just explore and take a chance.
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