La Victoria Taqueria – San Jose

1415 N 4th St
San Jose, CA 95112

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

On this trip to San Jose, we decided to try one of the most popular Taquerias in the area, La Victoria. These San Jose taquerias are famous for their orange sauce, which I feel is a more creamier yet less spicier version of red sauce. The menu is fairly limited, but enough to get all the basics down. Also, this location was conveniently located in the same parking lot as the bowling alley.

Today, I decided to order the Carne Asada Taco and Carnitas Taco with orange sauce. The meal not only came with orange sauce but also came with green sauce. I opted to only use the orange sauce to get a good taste. The tacos themselves were huge as was a great value coming in at $3.25 per taco with a variety of meat options. Instead of lettuce and tomatoes, the meat is garnished with a spicy salsa that adds a good amount of kick as well as a dose of freshness. The tacos normally come with beans, but I opted for without the beans. The orange sauce adds even more flavor without much more spice, which makes the taco even more tastier. The carnitas were not very moist, but had a lot of marinated flavor. The carne asada was fresh, but did not have as much flavor as the carnitas. I ended up pouring orange sauce continuously over both tacos while eating them because the sauce was so addicting. In case you were wondering, the restaurant does sell the sauce in bottles for $6 each.

Overall, La Victoria served up delicious tacos with an amazing orange sauce. If you are craving Mexican food and you are in the San Jose area, then definitely give La Victoria a try. Portion sizes are great for the prices paid and the restaurant was very clean with plenty of seating. With multiple locations ready to serve you, La Victoria is victorious in my book.

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