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2052 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508-4101
+1 907-279-5111
12:00 - 22:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Spices are done just right for my tastes, at this restaurant. And i loved the romantic atmosphere with the low lighting:)

Thank 1cat2017
Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very nice atmosphere and food. This is the kind of quality that you can only get from a family run business. My wife and I consider the Sunday buffet a special treat. I dont always eat Mexican, but when I do I prefer Don Jose's.

Thank Brian S
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Everytime I visit Anchorage and have a hankering for good service and good Mexican food, I head here. I considerate it one of my regular eateries. I usually go for the enchiladas dinner but each dish ordered by my dining guests appeared equally inviting and plentiful.

Thank Larry R
Anchorage, Alaska
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I have frequented Don Jose's midtown location for many years, as it is close to our house and is the place to go when we want a relaxing, quiet dinner after a stressful day at work. We have visited this restaurant close to 100 times, most recently today, so I feel qualified to write a review. The... More 

Thank jdbalaska
Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to Don Jose's Mexican Cantina many times in both Anchorage and Homer, but most recently 2 nights ago, and I have to say their food is great! And consistently great! I had the seafood chimichanga, and it was fantastic....the house made salsa keeps me coming back!! I even love the colors they decorate the restaurant.. inside and... More 

Thank AlaskaZia
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Had the Chile Verde Queen Tasada, great flavor and lots of pork and Verde sauce. Will visit again. Love their homemade chips and salsa.

Thank Deb D
Anchorage, Alaska
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478 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I was amazing at how much lunch prices were for what you get. The flavors were blah and the service was average. You have to self-serve yourself if you want chips and salsa. Very disappointed! Plate of food at lunch was $16...

Thank loonalaska
Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

I love their food! I always get their burritto when I go there! It's very good but it is kind of big. And plus, the name of one of the characters in the Opera Carmen which is coming to Anchorage Opera in a few weeks!

Thank SarahChristineBerry
Kenai, Alaska
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

The meal wasn't really Mexican as one might expect. The service was slow and irregular and the food taste was disappointing, We won't be back.

Thank Terry S
Olive Branch, MS
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I don't have anything positive to say for this place, Food was not good at all, dirty everywhere, and poor service. To top it off, the only other customers in there at that time were local "dancers" having a conversation across from us with either their boss or friend. We were learning a lot about the profession of "Dance"!

Thank umtigerfan1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2052 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-279-5111

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