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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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Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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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
Most recent review
Nice Break from Camp Food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Hunter S
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Ronks, Pennsylvania
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Ronks, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Anchor Point, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the food is good except for the burger i had there before. i really liked the carnitas and they have any tequila brand there is. great margeritas, and a good atmosphere

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pleasant, clean. Food was very good. Price was very fair. Too much food for my appetite. Tamales, one of my favorite, were excellent.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm from South Texas so maybe I'm being bias, but this "Mexican food" is equivalent to the cheap stuff where I'm from. Unless you like runny beans, cheap rice, and taco bell meat I'd avoid this one.

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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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