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Don Jose's

14882 Holt Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 832-3280
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Ranked #17 of 249 restaurants in Tustin
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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English first
Santa Ana, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We occasionally just want to have a nice relaxing meal on short notice, with no reservations to worry about. Don Jose's in Tustin is normally at the top of our short list. We can stop by almost anytime, whether it is a lunch or dinner, and typically get seated immediately. There are times when there is a short wait for... More

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CALIFORNIA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don Jose has good Mexican food. The tacos are terrific and the Chile Relenos are also very good. The salsa is disappointing. It is very mild for those that like that, but it appears to come out of a container and is not fresh. We would visit a lot more often with fresh salsa like other similar Mexican restaurants serve.

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They have great mexican food. The combo Fajita is my favorite. The shrimp is sweet and tender. I also enjoy the chili rellenos.

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North Tustin, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We eat at Don Jose's several times a month. Not only the food is good but the most important thing to me is the salsa and it is great!

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Tustin, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My family, friends and neighbors frequent Don Jose's in Tustin about one a week. The food is passably decent and consistently good at a reasonable price point. It's traditional Mexican cuisine, so if you are looking for high end, overpriced, healthy Mexican food, this is not your place. If you want delicious margaritas, friendly service at a neighborhood joint, this... More

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CALIFORNIA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoy the Mexican food at Don Jose except for the salsa. It tastes like it came out of a bottle or can, and is certainly not fresh. Everything else is good.

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Irvine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This little restaurant is a great family tradition of ours. We have been going here since I was a kid. Great salsa, great food and they have a little banquet room as well to accommodate your larger party. Friendly staff.

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Irvine, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On our way to Tustin Tiller Days for "carny" food when we found out it was cancelled. Driving down the street and spotted Don Jose, which we haven't visited in years. Not too busy, but waitress was anxious to get our drink order before we even had a chance to open the menu, so we simply order ice tea. I... More

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Coarsegold (Yosemite), CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My Dad (94 yrs. young), brother and I went for their Brunch (I declined the complementary Bubbly) last Sunday and had a great meal. My Dad said his banana nut pancakes were very good (cleaned his plate of all three), and I had the Chile Colorado with two tacos, while my brother had the grilled salmon salad. My meal was... More

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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere for dinner on tripadvisor and this place was very highly rated. So I went there and found it to be just as described. I had an excellent meal, I got the ultimate burrito chimichanga style. And it was excellent. Nice service as well, my waitress was great. I will definitely be back.

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