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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly, worth the price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Ossining, New York
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Danville, California
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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

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Oakland, CA
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6 reviews
4 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).

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Ossining, New York
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4 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.

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Tokyo,Japan
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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.

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Camarillo, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Castro Valley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I judge a Mexican restaurant by its rice and Don Jose's rice is great. My favorite dish is a combination #6 - a chile relleno and a chicken enchillada. The chips and salsa are wonderful, too., I always bring one of the entrees home for the next day and it's just as good then as when I just ordered it.,... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've stopped going. Our last few visits dinner tasted like it has been microwaved and then served. Maybe time for an updated and revised menu. It's a shame since they have a ideal spot in Castro Village.

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Rio Vista, CA
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The food here is very good and so is the service. My wife and I were looking for a good restaurant and Don Jose's filled the bill. I had a combination dish that included two soft tacos. One with chicken and one with beef. I thought it was very good until my wife gave me a taste of hers. It... More 

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Castro Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is moderately priced, and the food has always been fresh and tasty. The service is friendly and prompt and the take out very quick.

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Additional Information about Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
Phone Number: (510) 538-3290
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castro Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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