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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
- Jul 22, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For some reason my mom is addicted to this place and we have to go here every time I am in town with her. The food is actually good, atmosphere is good and the magaritas are HUGE. All of that being said, nothing about this restaurant stands out to me as being great. I think my mom likes it because... More

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Berkeley, California
Senior Reviewer
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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