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Don Jose

23972 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA
(949)581-1570
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Ranked #7 of 80 restaurants in Laguna Hills
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 10, 2014
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Longmont, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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117 reviews 117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Romford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Don't particulary like Mexican food but loved this place because of the great variety on the menu and the quality of the food

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Scarehaircare
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Service was prompt (!) and they made sure we had plenty of chips/salsa, and drink refills. Excellent carnitas and seafood enchiladas - thanks to our server for his recommendations. A lot of customers must indicate how popular it is. Even though it was crowded, we were well taken care of.

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