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Don Jose's

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3848 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 687-2280
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 14
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never disappointed

Best Mexican restaurant in riverside , not expensive but really good food. Service is always quick and friendly. Highly recommend Don Jose for any occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Dean D
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Riverside, California, United States
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Riverside, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Best Mexican restaurant in riverside , not expensive but really good food. Service is always quick and friendly. Highly recommend Don Jose for any occasion.

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Mumbai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Endless supply of nachos chips and salsa. Great music and prompt service . The options on the menu were great and the drinks were superb.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had the tostado supreme and street tacos. It wasn't bad, but didn't seem authentic Mexican. It's what I call American Mexican because I feel they cook it differently. For the street tacos, I got one of each - carnitas, carne asada and chicken. The carnitas and carne asada were good but the chicken unfortunately had no flavor. Was told... More 

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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Shrimp tacos are awesome, but then again almost everything here is. The Sunday Brunch is very good and they load you up with Champagne which is included. So if you have anything to do afterward don't come here because you're going to be too full and lazy to do anything except take a siesta.

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Riverside, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Always great service, excellent food and value. Chimichangas are amazing. Plus, they do fundraisers for the schools.

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Riverside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is our favorite place to eat. We have never had a bad experience. Frequent often- sometimes weekly. We love to celebrate birthdays, graduations, family visits, or just being Friday night. Karaoke on the weekends makes it fun too, not to mention our favorite waiter

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Long Beach, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're looking for amazing Mexican food, look no further. We had to wait a few minutes (very busy Sunday) but we're called within 5 minutes and sat down. We were instantly given chips and salsa (they are DELICIOUS, you will go just for that!) and our orders taken quickly. 15-20 minutes later, their is the food, piping hot! While... More 

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Riverside County
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I shared a order of chicken fajitas for dinner last Wednesday night. We also ordered two regular blended margaritas. The food, drinks and service was excellent. I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.

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Rancho Cucamonga
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I used to go to Don Jose's often. 20+ YEARS. But since they have closed restaurants, it becomes harder and harder. After not visiting for a couple years I came here on Sunday in late August and loved it so much went to the Montclair location for lunch on Tuesday. I like the service, the atmosphere, the quality and flavor... More 

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Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We usually go here for lunch. Their lunch specials are less expensive and quick. The food is good and I prefer it the Mexican Food offered by the larger chains.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3848 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: (951) 687-2280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?