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Don Jose

31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
+1 951-245-6131
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has really good traditional Mexican food - I'm told the drinks are good too BUT I didn't have one.

Thank MargoB44
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The service is outstanding and the food is consistently great. The prices are fairly average as well.

Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Very good SoCal Mexican food and service, atmosphere is average in an older building. Don Jose's is a great value in food and can handle medium/larger groups. We walked in with 8 and were seated in just a few minutes and had a great casual...More

Thank PBTravelstheWorld
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a great place for lunch. Very swift service and specials are tasty and cheap. Smothered burritos are good. The free chips and salsa are really good. I always order some sort of combo plate (or that burrito) and have been content.

Thank CGolding
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Yes, the Tortilla soup was very good. I also had snow crab enchilada which was very tasty. We came on a Sunday evening so it was not very crowded. A very nice atmosphere, the lighting was neither too dim or too bright. We were very...More

Thank Braddock52
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is Souther Cali folks. There is mexican food on every block. If it isn't great why bother? This is not even average mexican food. Take it from someone who regularly eats mexican food. There are better places to go.

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We’ve tried all the different Mexican places in the Lake Elsinore and surrounding areas so we decided to try this one. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and seated quickly. Salsa and chips were at our table right away. I’m not sure if...More

Thank myvega
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Close to the freeway and hotel. Long time family owned and long time staff year to year. The food and service is just what you want in A Mexican restaurant. Everything you order seems to be spot on every time and very tasty.

Thank Clarjoe
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Go for great Margaritas (especially the Cadillacs) and large portion for appetizers...dinners are good but average. We enjoy their happy hour specials and fun atmosphere...

Thank 196christiew
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We only had a few minutes to eat before needing to be down for the street at the bowling alley. We were quickly seated and served. Food was hot and delicious.

Thank Bob L
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Questions & Answers
Nick P
8 February 2017|
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Response from Col c | Reviewed this property |
I can not answer, never have gone there for happy hour, either.
Kevin B
10 November 2016|
Response from AKFatBoy | Reviewed this property |
I didn't get a name.
Carmen M
30 May 2016|
Response from Carmen M |
Can I purchase a gift certificate - I live out of state?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Elsinore
  • Phone Number: +1 951-245-6131
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