Date Night in San Jose at Zona Rosa

My boyfriend lives in San Jose, California. So I’ve been spending a lot more time in the bay area, which means a lot more date night spots to explore. But the one I’m sharing with you today is one of our favorites. And they recently opened a second location in Los Gatos right outside of San Jose (pictures are from that location). But we’ve since dined at both and both offer the same great quality experience and food we’ve come to love.

We really do love Zona Rosa. It’s intimate, south-of-the-border, hacienda-style cuisine, and known for it’s innovative Mexican-fusion cuisine & drinks.

Our favorite seats are at the bar, and both locations have a great set up. They have an excellent tequila selection. You must order the guac with bacon. And their tacos can not be passed up. In fact they were voted Bay Area best tacos 2018!

We love the pollo tacos made with free range chicken, kale, toasted pepitas, salsa verde and crema (I hold the crema- because dairy free). And we love the salmon tacos, and I would say that’s one of their more popularly recommended tacos. Made with a blackened wild salmon filet, shiitake mushroom corn relish, cilantro aioli, and topped with crisped bacon.

Hope you’ll go next time you’re in San Jose and when you do, be sure to tag me @withshayda and @zonarosasj.