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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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127 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7525
907-235-7963
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service!

This place was empty when we got there! The service was quick, the food was delicious (so were the margaritas!) and the waiter was really friendly. We really enjoyed Don Joses!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
kiri_angel
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Chugiak, Alaska
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for an early dinner at the suggestion of a friend who was meeting us there, We were so glad. The food was all fresh and full of flavor. We love tamales and these were some of the best we have ever had. We still laugh that we had to travel all the way to Homer to find... More 

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Chugiak, Alaska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place was empty when we got there! The service was quick, the food was delicious (so were the margaritas!) and the waiter was really friendly. We really enjoyed Don Joses!

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Budapest, Hungary
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don Jose's has been around a long time, they are open year round, and the food quality is consistent. Tuesday night is locals night in the winter. Nice and bright usually friendly staff. Prices are more reasonable than many Homer eating spots

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Ronks, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was in Alaska with a group from my school for a camping trip. We mostly cooked campfire food except a few times. One evening for dinner we at here..it was a nice Mexican place in Alaska. Good food and tasted pretty authentic! Probably tastes better since i had been eating cannes soup for the past few days, but I... More 

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Homer, Alaska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

At Don Jose’s in Homer I enjoyed our visit last evening. It was serene and nice to have some special time with my bride. The staff was attentive and kind and courteous and helpful for me since I have vision challenges and cannot read the menu. Patient to remind me of the various types of cooking and flavors, I chose... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I head to the Kenai Don Jose's and we truly do enjoy the food, the service and the atmosphere. I have been there a dozen times throughout the last few years and never have I had a complaint. Unusual for me being a professional in the food service business once, I am a very picky and difficult... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I like their salsa, it is home made. My favorite is their appetizer special Mon- Fri. 3-6 p.m. Nice service.

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Byron Center, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped here during our two day stay in Homer. The food was good if somewhat typical Mexican food. Nothing fancy but the service was pretty good and the prices fair.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had the best pizza from here. It was called the chef's mistake. Crazy that it came from a Mexican restaurant but, that's Homer for you!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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158 reviews 158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was my first visit to Don Jose's in Homer but its sister restaurant in Anchorage is highly regarded. I cannot say the same about the Homer branch. I had what may have been the worst margarita I have ever drunk. It tasted as if it had carbonation in it. I wondered if it was lemon-lime soda. I got no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7525
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: 907-235-7963

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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