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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Luna Mexican Kitchen

  • 1495 The Alameda, San Jose, 95126, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mexican, Regional Cuisine
Take Away

Full menu is available for takeout with orders taken online.

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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Luna Mexican Kitchen

  • 1495 The Alameda, San Jose, 95126, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mexican, Regional Cuisine
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The name means “moon” in Spanish, and this Mexican kitchen also uses it as an acronym to reflect its philosophy of “L(local) U(unrefined) N(natural) A(authentic)” cooking. The food is decidedly highbrow, thanks to special ingredients like Rancho Gordo beans, Mary’s free-range chickens and everything else that's made from scratch. Chef/owner Jo Lerma-Lopez’s love for cooking is clear in every single bite, especially the fire-roasted chiles rellenos, generously stuffed with a fragrant beef stew and deep-fried to perfection. Ask for extra handmade tortillas to go with your simmered charro beans.

The dining room seems to burst with color. A full-service bar lures with backlit tequila bottles and vibrant tiles. Come summer, the back patio is the place to be.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
Specialty
  • Coctel de camarones with shrimp, cucumber, avocado, house-made cocktail sauce, onion, cilantro, with saltine crackers
  • Conchinita pibil of pork, slow-braised in banana leaf, topped with pickled habanero and red onion, with arroz verde, epazote black beans and handmade corn tortillas
  • Vegan arroz con leche, organic rice, canela, almond milk, coconut milk, coconut whipped cream, seasonal berries

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • ˆ Brunch
  • S Breakfast
  • f Car park
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 408-320-2654

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