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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 15
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
SLOW Service

I've been to the Don Jose restaurants in nearby Alaskan towns (Kenai and Soldotna). The service at the Homer location was incredibly slow in comparison and there were very few people eating so I don't know why this happened. We were seated and waited for over 20 minutes for waitress to come by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Robin B
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Nikiski, Alaska
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Nikiski, Alaska
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Don Jose restaurants in nearby Alaskan towns (Kenai and Soldotna). The service at the Homer location was incredibly slow in comparison and there were very few people eating so I don't know why this happened. We were seated and waited for over 20 minutes for waitress to come by and ask if we'd like water and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

now under new management, the atmosphere is authentic and the wait staff is very friendly! food is what you would expect from a local restaurant nothing spectacular but very good especially the Fajitas! The ceviche is local halibut and is a must for the table! you won't leave hungry and I'll be coming back for many more meals here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and service! Open past 8:30!! The staff is so friendly and helpful. So much food! If you leave hungry, something is very wrong with you. The prices are reasonable too. Love them in Anchorage, but Homer beats them hands down!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

GREAT FOOD with a friendly staff. Great environment! The arroz con pollo is fantastic and the happy hour half off appetizers just can't be beat!!! All around GREAT!!!

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Victoria MN USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Don Jose's does a nice job on their Mexican food. The burrito's are quite large and very good. Chips are made fresh and served warm with good salsa. One of the better Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Homer, Alaska
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is the only Mexican restaurant in Homer that serves strictly Mexican food. I love this cute restaurant located right in town off of Pioneer. I ordered a simple burrito, and I was amazed with what I got. It was such a large burrito and filled me right up, they also serve chips and salsa for a appetizer. Would most... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We returned late afternoon from a day of charter fishing and everyone wanted to go out for supper. We were in the mood for pizza and saw Don Jose's so we stopped. Our waitress was very good and the pizza was quite good as well. The place was brightly decorated which made the experience even nicer.

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went for the first time tonight after being warned not to eat here. My sources were wrong, the food was excellent and so was the service. We will definitely be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 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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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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