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Don Jose's

14882 Holt Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 832-3280
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Ranked #16 of 248 restaurants in Tustin
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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CALIFORNIA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
51 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
51 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
85 helpful votes 85 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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Glendale, California
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263 reviews 263 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This last weekend we held a memorial lunch to honor my uncle's life in the events room at Don Jose's. My family was rather nervous and emotional during the planning of the event and the staff at Don Jose's couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Specifically we worked with Patrick and Francisco during the planning stages and they were... More

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