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Willow Glen's Aqui or John's XLNT? What to Order?

OCAnn Sep 16, 2008 02:42 PM

We'll be in Willow Glen from OC this coming weekend...and thanks to you & the search feature, we've narrowed down our choices to:

- Falafel Drive In (for falafels, banana shake & sides)
- Aqui AND/OR John's XLNT

We will have time for Aqui OR John's for lunch. Which is better? And what to order? Or should we do John's for b'fast & Aqui for lunch?

Your thoughts? Thank you!

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  1. wolfe RE: OCAnn Sep 17, 2008 09:06 PM

    Sorry OCAnn there doesn't appear to be much that is current.

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    Aqui Cal-Mex Grill
    1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

    John's XLNT Foods
    1238 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

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      Hapa Dude RE: OCAnn Sep 23, 2008 05:45 PM

      Keep in mind that Fallafel Drive In closes at 5pm.

      Dia de Pesca is of a similar vein to FDI in regards to the casual outdoor seating. They have good fish tacos and only a few blocks from FDI at 55 N Bascom Ave.

      I haven't been to Aqui or John's XLNT Foods so I can't help you there.

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        OCAnn RE: Hapa Dude Sep 23, 2008 08:39 PM

        I'm back in OC and was able to stop by Falafel Drive In. I read somewhere that they close at 20:00; on Sunday, they close @ 18:00 and we made it with 20 minutes to spare.

        We LOVED FDI. I don't care for bananas, but I enjoyed their banana milk shake. Falafels were delish, as were the hummus and the baba ghannouj. It might just become a regular stop whenever we're in the area.

        We'll give DdP a go on our next visit. Thanks for the heads-up.

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        Claudette RE: OCAnn Sep 24, 2008 06:47 PM

        I haven't been to John's, but we are regulars at Aqui. For almost the first two years, I never ordered off the menu because their daily specials were always so interesting. Now, eight years later, I order regularly from it, and the only negative I've found is that the steak strips on the salads can be a bit tough. They have great margaritas and twists (frozen half marg and half sangria).

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