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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

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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
Pretty good

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Suzanne V
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Camarillo, California
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Camarillo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 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
1 helpful vote 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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Castro Valley, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Average food, good service. Local restaurant and always busy. Great bar area with TV's for sports enthusiasts...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to this restaurant with several friends anticipating a good dining experience. I have lived in Mexico and understood the difference between Tex-Mex and true Mexican cuisine. I expected Tex-Mex style and was not surprised in this regard. The food was cold and the general consensus was that the quality was not even average. The Hayward / Castro Valley... More 

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Castro Valley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is very inconsistent from one visit to another, sometimes terrible. Place for drinks and appetizers, skip a full meal, unless you like to gamble. Service is good in my experience, though slow when busy.

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant, located in the Castro Valley Village Center, has great ambience and excellent freshly cooked Mexican food. It usually participates, successfully, in the annual Restaurant Walk.

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San Lorenzo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is well located within the Castro Village shopping center, and is a nice place to stop while shopping in the Village. It's an easy walk for my husband and me from where we work in Castro Valley, so we go there semi-regularly. The menu has most everything that you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. My husband likes... More 

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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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