Enter the Super Taqueria

San Jose Super Taqueria Food at a Super Price

In general California is known for good Mexican food, in particular, Los Angeles and San Jose are known for the best Mexican food in the country. Having grown up in San Jose, I’ve always heard about Super Taqueria and it’s very authentic Mexican food but for some reason I’ve never had the opportunity to find out for myself.

However, all that changed recently and after a morning at church, we stopped by one of the many locations, this one the McLaughlin Road location and tried it out for the first time.

Super Taquiera's Salsa Bar with Chilis and Lemons and More Salsa

At this particular location, the parking lot is a bit tight; however, it looks like there is some street parking available right outside the parking lot. On the way inside, there is a lady selling some bootleg DVDs so I guess if you want to pick up some DVDs before your taco fix, that’s definitely feasible.

Super Taquiera's Quesadillas, Torta, Burrito and Salsa

When you walk inside, there are some very clear signs telling you about the process and how you should proceed. On the left where it says “place your order”, you will stand in line behind the other hungry people in front of you and wait patiently for your turn while perusing the menu in front of you.

The menu is simple with the standard meat options such as carne asada (steak), pollo (chicken), carnitas (pork), lengua (beef tongue), etc. A small tip if you’re into meats outside the ordinary, on a sign behind the cash register, there is also an option for cow head (!?) which apparently is a weekend specialty. After you order, a suggestion would be to find a place to sit, there are both outside and inside options and waiting for your number (located at the bottom of the receipt) to be called.

For lunch we ordered:

  • Carne Asada Super Burrito: This grilled burrito has whole beans, carne asada, fresh avocado, salsa and cheese (but no cheese for me). Ask for it grilled or “dorado” and it will be an extra $0.10
  • Lengua Torta: Tender beef tongue served in a grilled bun with tomato and onions
  • Cheese Corn Quesadilla: Simple cheese quesadilla in a crispy corn tortilla
  • Tamarindo Drink: A light tamarind flavored drink

Super Taquiera's Cut in Half Burrito

Super Taquiera's Torta Sandwich

Before your number is called, I’d suggest getting some pico de gallo, fresh onions, cilantro, fresh green chillis and salsa at the salsa bar and getting yourself prepped for great meal you’re about to have. On the tables itself, there is also an option for a red and green salsa, the green definitely being my favorite. Use any / all generously on your food to spice it up!

The total for our meal was $14.36, an awesomely authentic meal at a very affordable price.

F8T Tip

  • Don’t be shy and hit up the salsa bar!