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Don Jose

23972 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA
(949)581-1570
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Ranked #9 of 80 Restaurants in Laguna Hills
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I enjoyed eating at Don Jose at this sit down restaurant. Great selection on Mexican food, which tasted good. I found the prices reasonable, and the service was attentive.

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family enjoys Don Jose Restaurant at least once a month. They offer great mexican food and friendly service. Attention is given to quality of food and drink. If you are looking for a bar atmosphere Don Jose offers a separate bar area away from the main dining room. Looking for a place to host a large family gathering, this... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We don't get the 4 "stars" at all. This place was very much lacking in everything. From cleanliness to the drinks. Watch out lady's when you use the wobbly toilet. Food was not great and no music. Very disappointing. So hoping for great Mexican food! Falls far short of that.....

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great standard mexican fare food. Good chips and margaritas. If you just need that fix of your good standard mexican with tons of selection and known quality, this place fits the bill.

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Lake Forest, California
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Remember back around the 70s-80s when Mexican restaurants had an indoor fountain in the center of the dining room? This one still has it, although the water has been replaced with plants. Although the menu has been updated with current Mexican offerings, there is still an entire section dedicated to old-school combination plates with the sides of beans and rice.... More

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Branson, Missouri
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243 reviews 243 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We ate here 30 years ago, ate frequently for 30 years, moved to Branson MO and still eat here when we visit CA. Food still great, prices still reasonable. Manager very personable. Nacho Grande is a feast. I add shredded beef. Mmmm.

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San Juan Capistrano
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had a very pleasant surprise Sunday evening at Don Jose's in Laguna Hills. The new Tri-Tip Salad is as good as any salad one will find anywhere. Also, while out with the family was able to watch both the baseball playoffs and Sunday night football while dining in the very well lit and spacious bar area.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Been going to this Don Jose's for over 35 years. Never disappointed; food is always great. The chips and salsa are always the best. The decor, Cantina style, hasn't changed much and it doesn't have to. Service is always outstanding. This is the place to go for a Tostada. Usually a 2 for 1 coupon can be found.

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wildoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I had beef enchilada and shared a nachos. Food was great tasting and fresh. Margarita was good . price is also reasonable.

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Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We have eaten here dinner 3 times during our stay in Lahuna hills and each time the food was very good. They serve big meals for a little money. I would recommend the restaurant to friends.

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