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El Pirrin

Flautas with guacamole at El Pirrin

For thirty-three years, El Pirrin Restaurant has provided authentic and affordable Mexican cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Located in the heart of the Mayfair District, El Pirrin offers delicious plates of Mexican standard fare and specialty dishes that will keep you coming back. Try chilaquiles for breakfast or the melt-in-your-mouth chili verde for dinner. Finish the meal with a kahlua flan for a tasty dessert treat.

With the beautiful weather in San Jose, El Pirrin's patio is perfect for some coctel de camerones (shrimp cocktail) and an authentic Mexican beer such as Modelo or Estrella Jalisco. And on the weekends, nothing is better than Mexican sopas to make anyone feel better. The homemade pozole, menudo, and morisqueta are must-try's.

Centrally located to the Mayfair Community Center and Park, the Mexican Heritage Plaza, and the Cesar Chavez Family Home & Memorial Walkway Tour, El Pirrin is the perfect place to stop for authentic Mexican food while enjoying the neighborhood of Mayfair.

  • El Pirrin Restaurant at night
  • Morisqueta at El Pirrin
  • Sopa at El Pirrin


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Outside / Patio Dining

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1900 East San Antonio Street
San Jose, California 95116