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Don Jose's

14882 Holt Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 832-3280
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Ranked #19 of 250 Restaurants in Tustin
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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English first
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don Jose's is a Mexican amongst quite a few Mexican restaurants in Tustin. The food is of good quality and the prices are keen. The portions are generous, especially the great bowl of tortillas that come before the meal. A great meal out, especially with hungry teenagers!

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Bothell, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Couples night out went swimmingly. Margaritas and Mexican food are done right here. As if the food and gigantic margaritas were not enough we had great service from a waiter who had the single best mustache any of us have encountered in our lives. Chips are warm, salsa is fresh and you will have a good time

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Santa Ana, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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