Olla Cocina is a brand new Mexican eatery that blends traditional dishes with contemporary and creative new ideas. The restaurant is located in the historic district of San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose and offers customers a fun, lively, and casual place to enjoy good food and drinks. Executive Chef, Adan Ornelas, sources all his ingredients locally from California so dishes change seasonally with what foods are ripe and fresh. The menu consists of a variety of different choices from sharable plates and appetizers to tacos and classic entrees. One of their most popular dishes is their Carne Asada con Nopales that is made with marinated skirt steak, red chorizo, cactus, onion, black beans, avocado, and house-made salsas. The steak is tender and juicy while all the other ingredients give the dish a beautiful flavor profile. All of Olla Cocinaís tortillas and chips are homemade at the restaurant daily along with their salsas and sauces. The quality and freshness of the food is apparent in your very first bite. The Carnitas, Guacamole, and Ceviche are other fan favorites off the menu. Olla Cocina also has a full bar in addition to their great food. They have a list of specialty cocktails that includes their very popular Cadillac or Seasonal Fruit Margarita. The Margarita is made with a house mix and your choice of fresh seasonal fruit puree thatís topped with strawberry, peach, or grand marnier infused foam. The foam is a unique touch that sets their drinks apart from others. It gives the drink a great frothiness and flavor you wonít find anywhere else. Olla Cocina also has a great selection of local, imported, and craft beer, wine, tequila and mezcal. The restaurant is very spacious and has the capacity to seat 227 people. There is a second floor, private dining areas, and outdoor patio for guests to enjoy. The theme of the restaurant is inspired by Mexican culture with reclaimed woods, dia de los muertos dÈcor, and rustic, simple furniture. Olla Cocina is one of few Mexican restaurants that is sit-down and casual with an upscale feel. Itís the perfect place to go and enjoy drinks after work, a large family meal, fun night out with friends, or an intimate dinner date. The next time youíre in town make sure to visit Olla Cocina for a meal and experience you wonít forget!
17 N San Pedro St
San Jose, CA 95110