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Don Jose Mexican Food

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Camelback East
Mexican, Southwestern
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3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
+1 602-955-7870
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Regensburg, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from Germany and we're craving some Mexican food. We found Don Jose on TripAdvisor and google and decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. A small disclaimer: we didn't really care if it was authentic or not, everything is probably more authentic than in Germany. We went around 5:50pm, a lot of tables were... More 

Thank NM237
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite possibly one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. I will definitely be back I would definitely recommend it to EVERYONE

Thank montanacountrygal
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome dinner for a family of five. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and chimichangas. All tasted great. Three of us had margaritas and they tasted great. Highly recommend this place. This is a cash only restaurant so make sure you have cash!

Thank DaveJohnson1
Ellensburg, Washington
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is always one of the stops on our trips to the Phoenix Area. It a great, family run restaurant with friendly service and the same delicious food they have had for years. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu but bring cash as it is cash only. We were staying in Old Town Scottsdale and it... More 

Thank Lauren V
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The menu here is not good for vegetarians BUT they have terrific service and can come up with several excellent options for you if you ask. The food here is awesome and the service is incredible. Try a fajita quesadilla if you are a vegetarian. The fresh brewed ice tea is delicious and you really need to save room for... More 

Thank Maedog73
Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Recommended by a friend, good food, good price, great service. Beware it is cash only, or they charge a $1 to run a card, if it even works. I would come again.

Thank JLars34
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here since the late 60's its always good food at a reasonable price.The last time I ate here 2 weeks ago the food was as good as it was 40 years ago.

Thank Richard N
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Don Jose's has been a family favorite for years now. Nothing fancy but their salsa is so good and the #1 can always turn a bad day around (taco, 2 cheese enchiladas & beans).

Thank Heidi H
Phoenix, Arizona
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501 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

So this used to be a IHOP old school style , self evident in interior and exterior design of the restaurant for those that remember. food was outstanding , service very very good. Hot salsas on for the chips were great as well. make sure you try the creme sauce with Jalipeno's. Cant' wait to return since i had such... More 

Thank northernk
Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I love love LOVE this place. It is my favorite Mexican restaurant and they have the absolute best salsa. I've never had a better salsa. I get the tacos every time because they put cheese on top of the meat AND on top of the lettuce. My husband loves the red burro. This is mom and popped owned and the... More 

Thank jpendle1990

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighbourhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-955-7870

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?