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Don Jose

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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23972 Avenida de La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3119
+1 949-581-1570
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Juan Capistrano
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210 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with family. Food and service is A+. Friendly, fast and responsive as well as anticipating needs. Prices very reasonable and tremendous Luncheon program Monday - Thursday to 4:00PM. also Happy Hour 3-6PM margaritas and beer for $3.00!!!

Thank Kenneth S
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited the Riverside location of Don Jose' many, many times. We have only been in this one just a few time. This is a very old building. Built in the '60 I think. There is plenty of parking. the interior is very colorful and clean looking. The service on this occasion was very fast and... More 

Thank Rick C
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice restaurant. We went because I received a coupon in the mail for buy one get one free meal. The service is great! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the rice and tamales are not good but other food we tried was good and tasty.

Thank Claudia H
Branson, Missouri
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781 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We've been coming here since we were newly weds. This place is so good, they've been here forever. We split a combo plate with tamale, enchilada, and taco. Our family had a giant burrito that she took home half for a later meal. Prices are reasonable. Manager makes the rounds to be sure you're being taken care of. Great food,... More 

Thank Jerry B
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The steak fajitas are always a hit!! It's a cold rainy day outside, inside a warm fire in the fireplace is welcoming. The people are friendly, service is great and the food is always excellent!! We have never had a poor visit here.

Thank Beverly S
Seneca, South Carolina
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good Mexican meal. We stopped at Don Jose and enjoyed a nice meal. I had the steak fajita meal. It was good and came with the usual sides. The restaurant was full but the waiter was helpful and the food came in a short time.

Thank Bill Y
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been here for several years but it's as good now as it was 10 years ago. I always have the Mexican pizza which is delicious! One in our party had a chicken salad and it was very good and huge. The two others had shredded beef tacos which were also excellent. The chips and salsa are fresh and... More 

Thank Elijah L
Mission Viejo, California
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

It seems like the name Don Jose is a popular restaurant name. There is Don Jose (this one) Don Jose's Restaurant (the good one) Don Jose and Ricardo's, Don Jose Mexican restaurant etc. Unfortunately, we ended up at this one. First, I ordered ice tea, my favorite drink on a warm day. It was very bitter and tasted terrible, but... More 

Thank Dennis K
Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

During happy hour Margaritas $3 and nachos $4. Great service and great prices. One of the best nachos in town.

Thank Leeann H
Laguna Woods, California
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214 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The thin warm fried tortillas and fresh made salsa make this appetizer very popular and it's free! We left the ordering of the margaritas to Jackie, who is a phenomenal server and knows just the right margarita for you. My mom and I shared a quesadilla of shredded beef and cheese which was filling for the two of us. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23972 Avenida de La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 949-581-1570

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