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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
(510) 538-3290
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Ranked #44 of 82 Restaurants in Castro Valley
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Castro Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

always fresh and very tasty. plenty of food on the plate - large portions. always served hot right out of the kitchen.

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

Middle of the road mexican food. Nothing too spectacular but it has a nice bar and there never seems to be a wait when I go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Been here many times. The food is Mex/American. They have had some poor Waiters, but sent them packing and I think they strive to have a great place to eat. Food has always been fresh and there is always enough for to eat !!. My wife says they need to check the restrooms more often. All in All a great... More 

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Castro Valley, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Mexican food is my favorite cuisine and I expect the best. I have tried Don Jose's more than one in case the first time was a fluke but they disappointed every time. I have heard the drinks are good but since I don't drink I cannot confirm that. As for the food, it was not warm enough and didn't taste... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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