11 Best Restaurants in San Jose to Try ASAP

The best restaurants in San Jose are worth a trip to the South Bay for tasty Mexican, Asian and Portuguese fare

News flash: The South Bay is bursting with delicious and trendy restaurants. And San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley, shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to an impressive and exciting food scene. In the diverse city, you’ll find stellar taquerias, family-run Greek spots, and even a Michelin star or two. In fact, the best restaurants in San Jose run the gamut from Mexican eateries to Asian noodle houses to Portuguese and Austrian fine dining. 

If you want to explore the area, head to Downtown San Jose or the South of First (SoFa) district—the fastest growing neighborhoods for restaurants, bars and breweries and a thriving arts scene—to find some of the best eats and things to do in San Jose. All that walking is sure to make you hungry. 

So, do we spy a foodie road trip in your future? 

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