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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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Today
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 22
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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
Not bad mexican food

We always gat atleast once at Don Jose's every year. The decor is mexican and the Mexican food is as good as you are going to get south of Anchorage. they also serve traditioal american food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
John G
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Venice,Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This was our last day in Homer and the refrigerator was pretty empty. We decided on Mexican. I had the Chimi and no way could I eat all of it. The same for my daughter and the enchilada. The portions here are huge. The waitress was very pleasant and I would go back if we were in the area again.

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Anchor Point, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very "American", Mexican food. Everything we saw being brought out of the kitchen looked the same: like it was slung onto the plates and hurried out to the tables. There is nothing authentic about this Mexican restaurant, besides perhaps the name.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We always gat atleast once at Don Jose's every year. The decor is mexican and the Mexican food is as good as you are going to get south of Anchorage. they also serve traditioal american food.

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Kenai, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love the enchiladas! Love the margaritas! VERY colorful atmosphere and lovely staff! The owner even came by our table and joined us for conversation -- and was a riot! I thoroughly enjoy this place - I stop by for a meal every time I visit Homer. A Homer favorite...and I heard they do a lot of nice things for the... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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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