SJSU in the News: San Jose State Facebook Fans Highlight the Best Campus Eateries

San Jose State Facebook fans respond with their favorite restaurants near campus

Originally published by Sept. 19, 2011.

By Andrea Lee

Given San Jose State University’s nearly 12,000 Facebook fans, it is not surprising that there were over 40 immediate responses to the question posted last Thursday for the best places to eat around campus.

There were clear favorites, and here are the three most popular places, each receiving 5 or more mentions:

La Victoria: Located one block from San Jose State at 140 E. San Carlos Street in a small house, La Vic’s offers breakfast burritos, tacos, burritos, and more. It is known for its very popular orange sauce, which is even sold to-go due to popular demand.

Naglee Park Garage: Located at 505 East San Carlos Street, Naglee Park Garage is popular for its tri-tip sandwich, Angus burger with home fries, Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, and more. Naglee Park Garage was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Peanuts Deluxe Café: Located right across from San Jose State at 275 E. San Fernando, Peanuts is popular with San Jose State students because of its turkey sandwich and turkey club.

The following eateries were also mentioned more than once: Taqueria San Jose, Iguana’s, Lee’s Sandwiches, Original Joe’s, Super Taqueria, San Carlos Pizzeria, and Poor House Bistro.

Finally, there was a long list of other restaurants that were mentioned: Falafel’s Drive-In, Smoke Eaters, Il Fornaio, Quickly, Punja Café, Mexico Bakery, Yuki Sushi (Willow Glen), Fourth Street Pizza, Sweet Tomatoes, IceBee, Red Berry Coffee Bar, Cafe Pomegranate, Grande Pizzeria, Sa-by Thai, P.F. Chang’s, House of Pizza, TK Noodle, and Freshly Baked Eatery.

What is your favorite place to eat around San Jose State University? Why is it your favorite? Email me at as I will be compiling places for a future article.