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Don Jose

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31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
+1 951-245-6131
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Belleville, Illinois
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143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family came here with a 2 year old child and atmosphere was great. Service was outstanding. The servings were large and hot and tasted great. You won't be disappointed choosing this restaurant of you are hungry for excellent Mexican food.

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love the food here, but service is a little slow... Great manager, love Marina, she has been here a long time. She is very nice.

Thank MEma26qts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you sit in the bar for happy hour, plan to speak loud. They play the music so loud you can't hear your self think. The drinks are watered down, very weak. The food is a great value during happy hour and the platters are very generous..

Thank suzannesB4311QH
lake Elsinore 92530
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Don. Jose always has good Mexican Food. Good Service homemade tortillas fresh fruit omelettes to order. You never leave hungry!!

Thank marquez207
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We have been many many times to Don Jose's and we love it. The carnitas are EXCELLENT. Tender and Juicy pork with a perfect crispy finish......and a HUGE portion.....always enough for lunch the next day. The servers and staff are polite, attentive and fast, and always stop to chat......wonderful folks make for a great dining experience......cannot go wrong. Best to... More 

Thank waslick
Yakama, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My favorite when I eat Mexican food, is to order Chili Relleno. I have became a connoisseur. I order it at every place I go (Mexican, that is) I have to give this place a 10 star for it. It is cooked just right, not overdone or under cooked. Yummy cheese and fillings. Try it, you will like it. We... More 

Thank Scott S
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love good authentic Mexican food. This isn't it - not by a long shot. If anyone wants to know what Mexican dishes are like without any hints of spiciness or tasty flavor, this is the place to go. Three of us tried their enchiladas and chile rellenos. There was nothing real bad about the food, but we all agreed... More 

Thank Don C
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Tortilla's were stale and falling apart, salsa of this type comes from a jar, jeeze get a rope!! Overpriced and not very clean, get it together and it's possible this could be a one star establishment, YUCK!!!!

Thank glenn20142015
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Been going here for years, and their food is very good, more along the lines of American Mexican (lots of cheese), but they do have more authentic Mexican choices too. I usually get tacos, or a burrito without cheese, my parents like the enchiladas, my husband likes the enchiladas too, my brother-in-law likes the Mexican pizza, and my niece usually... More 

Thank Col c
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The restaurant is lively and busy, a good sign if you are new to the area. The service and food were excellent, the meals were huge and most people needed a doggy bag. The home made cocktails were amazing. This is great value for money and is a must do.

Thank richard k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?