Our customers tell us they come to Hot Tamales not only for the food, but for the whole experience. Situated on trendy Santana Row in San Jose, our restaurant serves delicious Mexican cuisine with an innovative California twist. Our large bar is fully stocked and we host musical acts, comedy and other entertainment almost every night of the week. Hot Tamales is the hottest place in town to eat, drink and have a rocking good time with your friends and family. We truly understand the meaning of the word “Fiesta.”
Start your evening at our bar with one of our famous Hot Tamales Twisters! Our Twisters are tasty, potent, frozen margaritas made with your choice of pureed fruit and Jimador tequila. Delicious! We also have classic margaritas, wild martinis and a huge menu of fun specialty drinks. Have some chips and one of our savory dips: bean, cheese or our guacamole trio. Have you ever had grilled cactus leaves? Ours are topped with potatoes and chorizo and make a great appetizer or bar snack. Our ceviche is the best around: perfectly fresh and citrusy.
While Mexican food is the soul of Hot Tamales, we serve a quirky and eclectic array of dishes to please and stimulate every palate. Steak lovers will really go for our bacon wrapped filet mignon with tomatillo salsa and grilled zucchini. We have tasty fish, pulled pork, beef and vegetarian tacos and burritos, each made with their own special recipe. Seafood pasta, mexican lasagna -- made with cheese, tortillas, beans and peppers -- fajitas, sliders, enchiladas, adobo grilled chicken... the list just goes on. You won't leave Hot Tamales hungry, especially after you see our desserts. Try our cool and tangy fruit salad with lemon sorbet, or our crispy, delectable Bavarian cream churros.
Come for a quick lunch or an entire evening -- we're willing to bet that you'll be back to taste the rest of our amazing food and drink menus!