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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
+1 919-790-1919
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and drinks, you won't go away hungry. Outside dinning on the pond🍺🍷🍸😊. Plenty of parking , check for live 🎶

Thank Joel B
Carolina Beach
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined there on May 6 and found the food way above expectations and the service to be excellent. My wife had shrimp tacos and I had Mariscos con Arroz (Shrimp and scallops served with salsa, nacho cheese, mixed salad and rice). Shrimp and scallops are both easy yet difficult to cook properly because the timing has to be precise.... More 

Thank Jerold K
North Carolina
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239 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to San Jose twice with our small grandkids on Tuesday nights, when they have a magician walking from table to table to entertain the kids - and the adults. On our first visit, the food was good and the server was above average. On the second visit, let's just say the magician was the highlight of the... More 

Thank pfafftonian
North Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food average at best. My boyfriend was here ago and the food was good. We won't be back. We had chicken, shrimp, beef fajitas and it was bland. What happened to the Chef?? The food came out in less then 10 minutes. Maybe it was precooked!

Thank Wilma M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We will NOT be back. Food was mediocre, and service was AWFUL considering the staff made it seem like WE were the burden when we informed them a METAL TWIST TIE made it into my food. We've always noticed people enjoying nice drinks outside whenever we've walked by in the past, and we figured we'd give the location a try.... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Lenox, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice dinner of chicken fajitas with corn tortillas and was very pleased with the service; quality of food; and their salsas. They have me the standard salsa and they gave me two more, when I asked for a "hot" salsa. Both were just what I asked for: very spicy and flavorful. One was smokey and the other... More 

Thank FJV2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have dined here previously a handful of times but will never, ever be back after our recent experience. We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 teenage daughters, who stopped in around 6:00 on a Saturday night. Restaurant was busy, yet not slammed, no one was waiting for a table, and there were available tables in the... More 

Thank CTurch
Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had the shrimp tacos - very good. They were served with a cream/sour cream sauce that was amazing. No tongue tacos on the menu though, which are my favorites. The salsa was spicy but thin - I tend to like a slightly thicker salsa. The chips weren't the freshest. Server was very good. An average to slightly above average... More 

Thank Bz3rk
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The food was very good however larger portions would be nice. The food is typical Tex-Mex nicely presented which is something not common in many Mexican restaurants. They have an odd rule that if you want beef rather than chicken there is a 25 cent upcharge. Now really! Do you mean that you can't either absorb the quarter or change... More 

Thank Bludash
Mooresville, North Carolina
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234 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped by for dinner on a week night. Nicely decorated (really enjoyed some of the art work). The menu was well put together with lots of options. The chefs make some brave choices in flavor combinations that are AMAZING! We enjoyed our dinner very much. Thank you.

Thank Suzanne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-790-1919

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