Shopping & Restaurants in Cambrian, San Jose

Shopping in Cambrian

Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center
14418 Union Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: (408) 377-2221

The Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center located at the corner of Camden & Union Ave. is the top shopping destination in Cambrian Park. Inaugurated in the early 1950's, this historical shopping center has remained true to its original design with covered walkways and wooden architecture. The Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping hosts mostly family-owned stores apart from a Dollar Tree store opened in the place of Price Low Foods. Standing right behind the shopping center is the 'old-fashioned' Cambrian Bowl (32 bowling lanes) which has unbeatable prices in the San Jose area ($2.75 Sun-Thu after 9pm).

Hacienda Gardens Shopping Center
6475 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120-2846
Tel: (408) 997-9161

The Hacienda Gardens Shopping Center, located at the corner of Hillsdale Ave. and Meridian Ave. was first opened to business in the early 1960s and grew to be a popular shopping destination for Cambrian Park and Willow Glen residents. The Center was remodeled a few years ago at great expense by a Silicon Valley developer. A notable landmark of the Haciendas Gardens Shopping Center is one of the top-rated restaurants in Cambrian Park: Blue Rock BBQ reviewed below.

Union Square Shopping Center
Union Ave. & Foxworthy Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124

This small L-shaped mall (aka Union Plaza in Cambrian Park) is located at the corner of Foxworthy & Union Ave.  It is mostly associated with the Cambrian branch of Music Village (reviewed below) and a Radio Shack store. A Tanning & Fitness gym with a personal training studio was opened in 2007.

Music Village
2971 Union Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: (408) 997-9161

The Music Village store in Cambrian Park (the other one is located in Santa Teresa off Snell Avenue) is well known to Cambrian residents for the wide selection of brand names for all major instruments (saxophones, trumpets, trombones, clarinets, etc), in new and used condition. The Cambrian store offer the option to rent used instruments to help aspiring musicians decide which brands/model to buy and apply the rental fee towards the purchase of a new instrument. The store also offers weekly music lessons for beginners and advanced players by renowned Bay Area musicians.

Cambrian Restaurants

Blue Rock Barbecue
3001 Meridian Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: (408) 978-2583

Adelita's Taqueria
1896 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: (408) 369-9905

Rangoli India Restaurant
3695 Union Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: (408) 377-2222