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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
(510) 538-3290
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Good mexican food.

Love their enchiladas! Good Mexican restaurant. Friendly staff, fast service, good portion, great value!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Castro Valley, California
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Castro Valley, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love their enchiladas! Good Mexican restaurant. Friendly staff, fast service, good portion, great value!

Thank R J
San Leandro, California
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for a quick bite to eat. God is good, drinks are excellent. Love their Tamales. Good fajitas too.

Thank Suethebaker
Castro Valley
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don Jose's is ok foodwise, pricewise, libation-wise; haven't been back there is several months, too many other places to try out.

Thank Ed B
Castro Valley, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten at Don Jose's for probably 10+ years and are usually quite satisfied with the food. I can't say it's spectacular Mexican food, but it's good family-oriented Mexican food and the prices are reasonable. My wife and I just had dinner with two entrees and two iced teas for $30. And there are warm endless chips served. Service is... More 

Thank tim564
Danville, California
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family and I really like the food and atmosphere! They have great margaritas. We eat here once a month. Parking can be a little challenging at times. But this is no fault of Don Joses. We've had them cater a few of our events and everyone really liked the food.

Thank pikake1
Oakland, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Food was lovely and priced reasonably. Place is decorated in a traditional Mexican way, but the tile floors do not make it noisy. Service was great

Thank TessMomx3
Oakland, CA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Unfortunately, way over priced and so far from authentic (or even caring). wait staff indifferent. Food bland. Prices over what they should be by half. Enough said (unless you want to to talk cleanliness....and you don't).

Thank cand0
Ossining, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited twice. The staff is very friendly and the food is well worth the price. It is not gourmet but is decent and there is plenty of it.

Thank vbclev
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Chips and salsa to start. Tacos are Decent. Lots of meat. I like the taco trucks better to be honest.

Thank Travelthrutime
Camarillo, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Verde chicken enchiladas were very good. Salads not great. Carnitas with cabbage good. Flan was average. We went with family. Some of the dishes were pretty good and others just ok.

Thank Suzanne V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castro Valley
  • Phone Number: (510) 538-3290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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