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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The staff here was amazing and the food matched the quality. You're not in Mexico, You're in Homer Alaska. That being said, damn good food. From the chips to the drinks to the carnitas I was super happy. I miscommunicated my order, but the staff was awesome in correcting my order without faulting me at all. We enjoyed our meal,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My recent visit to Don José was extremely satisfying, rolling in to town craving a margarita, it was the best presidente` I've had in long time. Service was excellent, food was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I highly recommend Don José Mexican cantina.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We purchased a take out order and when we poured the included salsa on top the biggest moth like bug plopped out. This bug was the size of a quarter (see my uploaded pictures). I called and described the bug we got laughed at and they took my name and number and said they would talk to the owner and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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

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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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