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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
(510) 538-3290
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Ranked #33 of 82 restaurants in Castro Valley
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Much better years ago....downhill slide. Price and unfresh food. Waste of money. Place needs a face lift AND a change in attitude. Chips and salsa tossed on table. Take your order: maybe when I get to it. Questions: no time. They steer you to the "american" items just to move you along at there pace. Sorely disappointed.

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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have eaten here many times....Good service, good food, and close to home. Everything is consistent..

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Crescent City, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I recently went to Don Jose's with my husband and adult son. My husband and I rarely eat spicy food anymore after a lifetime of indulgent dining, but we were feeling festive and our son told us we'd love the food...he was right ! I had the best Chili relleno..the pepper soft and fully cooked so the cheese seemed to... More

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san leandro, california
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Although this restaurant has been here for years I can't see how it succeeds. Although the atmosphere is nice and it's convenient the food is bland and tasteless.

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california
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Service is always friendly, food is good, location convenient, although parking can be hard to find sometimes.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

poor meals poor service much better mexican places to go close by nothing I liked about this place...

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Castro Valley, California
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live near by so often find ourselves at Don Jose's when hungry for Mexican food and not in the mood to drive to a more interesting menu and venue. Enchiladas and fajitas are average/good, guacamole is home made and excellent. Wait staff have been there for years and are consistently just fine.

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ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've been three times--no more! The rice is not fresh...Mexican rice is not crunchy ;-(!!! Service is poor with long wait times and surly servers. Cramped seating. For a prime location this should be better!

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Castro Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I didn't like their food I tried other Mexican restaurant and the is much better than the food in don Jose

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Tracy, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

family had a good dinner, chile releno not so good, all other enchiladas , flautas were excellent, with the spicy sauce

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