GUEST POST: Olla Cocina - A Slice of Modern Mexico in San Pedro Square

Located in historic San Pedro Square, Olla Cocina celebrated its one year anniversary in June as a proud member of the Downtown San Jose restaurant scene. Olla is a stylishly casual contemporary Mexican eatery with a fun and approachable menu of shareable bites and entrees, as well an extensive list of signature tequila and mezcal cocktails, premium tequila flights, local beers and wines on tap. The kitchen and bar draw inspiration from many regions across Mexico and use seasonal California ingredients for a fresh take on traditional favorites.

We’re thrilled to participate for the first time this year in the Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week. Our special 3-course menu ($30 per person) was crafted especially for this exciting urban culinary celebration. It features our signature dishes like our Pasillla Chile Relleno and our delicious Carnitas.


Join us for happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:30pm in the bar and communal tables to indulge in our menu of delicious bites and drink specials like the Bay Area Boilermaker (El Ladron silver tequila from Santa Cruz & a 12-oz can of El Sully, a Mexican style beer from San Leandro).

Every month with partner with a premium tequila producer to bring you an exquisite tasting experience. Make sure to keep an eye out for our future featured flights. Salud!


We offer a variety of private and semi-private event spaces for fiestas of all sizes. Host your perfect family gathering, office party, corporate dinner, happy hour or birthday at Olla! 
Contact I-Ting Liu to discuss options, menus and pricing at or call 408-606-7999.

Olla Cocina has been a member of The SVO since 2016.