Maya Cafe | Southern Kitchen | Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub | Cha Cha Sushi | Back A Yard

Maya Cafe: Enjoy Authentic Latin Cuisine Not Far From Eaves San Jose

Maya Cafe combines classic and innovative Latin American cuisine in an effort to present an abundance of house-made dishes. So if you're in the mood for something a bit different tonight, skip the pizza or subs and head to the Maya Cafe to experience a taste of Latin America.

Everything at Maya Cafe, which is located just a short distance from Eaves San Jose, is made from scratch. Even the tortillas and the salsa are whipped up using house recipes. Start your meal off with the barbacoa plate with rice and beans or the go for the bacon-stuffed shrimp. Try some of the carnitas, which are loaded with a variety of fresh ingredients, or enjoy a fish dish, which is seasoned with extra-hot diablo sauce. Make sure to order the refried beans or the sweet fried plantains with your platter.

Maya Cafe
2616 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 559-8700

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Grab Breakfast or Lunch at Southern Kitchen Near Eaves San Jose

The salmon eggs Benedict, pork chop and eggs, and steak and eggs are all exceptionally filling ways you can start your day at Southern Kitchen in San Jose. The beloved American restaurant serves up a full array of breakfast dishes, including chicken apple sausage and eggs as well as overstuffed omelets. If you prefer something sweet in the morning, try the French toast or the blueberry pancakes.

You can also make the short drive from Eaves San Jose to Southern Kitchen for lunch, too. Of course, the midday dishes fall under a different category. They include items like the bacon cheeseburger, the chicken quesadilla, and the chicken Malibu sandwich. You can also chow down on a chicken-fried steak sandwich, just make sure to arrive before 3 p.m. when the eatery closes.

Southern Kitchen
3378 Monterey Highway
San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 225-4381

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Pub Food Goes Gourmet at Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub Near Eaves San Jose

True to its name, Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub dishes out pub food to San Jose, but with a gourmet twist. Its menu offers burgers, but they come with high quality cheddar cheese and a signature house sauce. Similarly, starters encompass everything from pork belly sliders to New York steak bites—as well as buffalo wings, a bar standard.

When it comes to larger entrees, though, patrons have a few fancy options. Try the bone marrow gratin with caramelized onion or bone-in pork chop with sauteed kale and white beans. You can wash it down with one of the artisan beers at Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub. Its selection is a big selling point for many customers, and it includes craft brews like Bonfire IPA and Baba Black Lager. The bartenders also enlist the beers when making cocktails such as the Black Rose, a sweet blend of single-batch bourbon, cherry liquor, and Guinness. The classic food and drinks all await just a short drive away from Eaves San Jose.

Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub
69 N. San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 287-6969

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Sushi Undergoes a Rigorous Screening Process at Cha Cha Sushi Near Eaves San Jose

Sometimes preparing food for honest family members can be more nerve-wracking than serving your food to an entire restaurant. Cha Cha Sushi owner, chef, and namesake Hanson Cha knows this better than anyone. When he designs a new sushi roll or Japanese entree, it has to pass the rigorous test of a family tasting before he puts it on his menu—and not everything makes the cut.

That's how you know that anything you do see on Cha Cha Sushi's food list has been meticulously crafted, including sushi, sashimi, and kitchen entrees. Chef Cha and his team create fresh, classic sushi rolls with ingredients like yellowtail and cucumber, soft shell crab and avocado, or fresh water eel and tobiko. If you aren't a fan of sushi, try one of his dinner dishes instead. They include teriyaki, seafood noodle soup, and rice bowls topped with fresh eel. The exotic fare awaits just a short drive away from Eaves San Jose.

Cha Cha Sushi
547 W. Capitol Expressway
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 265-2416

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Back A Yard: A Caribbean and American Grill, a Quick Drive From Eaves San Jose

Back A Yard, not far from Eaves San Jose, gives San Jose diners a unique dining experience, offering both Caribbean and American grill fare. Taking its name from a Caribbean saying meaning "back home," Back A Yard offers a casual and cool dining experience. From the outside, it's hard to miss the colorful storefront. Inside, you'll find a vibrant and well-lit dining room with wood floors, brick walls, and touches of green. The walls are covered with large murals, some painted directly onto the brick.

Bite into the very popular jerk chicken, doused in their delicious, signature jerk sauce and served rice and beans, fried plantains and a salad. If you're still hungry, add an order of corn festivals, a heavenly Jamaican side dish, made with cornmeal and fried to perfection. Or, if you're more in the mood for American barbecue, try the BBQ Louisiana hot links in a house made honey barbecue sauce, served with fries, slaw, and a warm roll.

Back A Yard
80 N. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-8626

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