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San Jose's Original Mexican Restaurant

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4315 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711-5349
+1 352-536-2006
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned years ago about the San Jose Tee shirt special on Tuesday evening. The food is very good and it is lots of fun to be there with the other Tee shirt crowd. If you are wearing a San Jose Tee shirt, your entree is half price on Tuesday. So, get you a Tee and plan on the event.

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Thank hoganc64
Elburg, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The food here is plentiful, and served fairly quickly. I think the place is mostly known for its Tuesday evening dinner service, where one gets a 50% discount if wearing any San Jose branded t-shirt. Other than that, there is not a great deal that separates this restaurant from most of the entry level offerings in this genre.

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Thank Ronald F
Wheaton, Illinois
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We go there for happy hour often on Fridays. Very busy. Bean dip and salsa combined makes for a great dip. Excellent food.

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Thank Jim M
Osteen, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We ordered off of the lunch menu (which we had to ask for even though it was lunch time). The meal was very good. I had a Burrito Supreme, For dessert, 4 of us split a Sopapillas which was delicious! The service was a LITTLE slow since it was not that busy. But not enough to negatively impact the meal.... More 

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Thank Mossy5tone
Clermont, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We frequently visit San Jose's and always receive quality food, drinks and service. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants good Mexican food.

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Thank Candace48lowes
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This place have Great food but service is very slow. I will not recomen if you only have 1hr for lunch but prices are good and price is good.

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Thank Jorge M
United States
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We love Jose's. Try the large top shelf margarita, you won't be disappointed. I know they have a drink special....but trust me, you want the top shelf. Wow, the orange they add makes it smooth and the tequila/Grand Gala really packs a punch. We love the shredded chicken enchiladas and you can't go wrong with the fajitas for two. The... More 

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Thank threecatstolove
Clermont, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

good food , good drinks, good service and good enough for you to want to come back again homemade drinks and good snacks.

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Thank rose m
Milford, Delaware
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with the hubby and 9 year old niece who I swear will be a professional critic one day. She gave the food a perfect 10! Tortilla chips fresh and warm, perfect salsa, main meals were amazing, and fried ice cream was heavenly!

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Thank ProfessorClarke
Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice atmosphere, food is good. I just think it's a little overpriced for what you get. The people are friendly and it does taste authentic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4315 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711-5349
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: +1 352-536-2006

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