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San Jose's Original Mexican Restaurant

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4315 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711-5349
352-536-2006
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 32
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Prompt service good food

Restaurant was busy seated quickly. Waiter was quick with drink and food order fajitas and chimichanga meals were well cooked and tasty. All in all a good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Restaurant was busy seated quickly. Waiter was quick with drink and food order fajitas and chimichanga meals were well cooked and tasty. All in all a good experience.

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Montverde, Florida, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our family goes to this restaurant at least once or twice a month. They have a great variety of item types and everyone one I've tasted is awesome. Portion are ample too. Nice environment with a fine mariachi band that walks around and plays for guest while they're dining. Want Mexican food...go here! Enjoy!

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Clermont, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As we always feel as a valued customer, this is a great restaurant that is a great value, with quality food, cold drinks and great service!

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Clermont, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

From the organic margarita to the queso fundido to the ceviche to the quesadillas to the chicken nachos, you just can't go wrong here! Feeling saucy, try the spicy shrimp. Feeling seafood, try the ceviche and shrimp tacos or Fajitas Texanas. Feeling under the weather? Order a quart of chicken and rice soup to go - you'll feel better in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a wonderful find, food, margaritas and atmosphere were wonderful. Enjoyed ourselves, enjoyed the service and will definitely go back. Food was true authentic Mexican at a reasonable price. This is a must!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great and fast service. Good food and a very reasonable price. The chimichanga and the carne asada was my choice....it taste great

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

San Jose in Clermont is a cool little spot! Friendly and accomodating servers, good food, and a fun atmosphere. We haven't even lived in Clermont for a full month and have already been to San Jose a few times! :) I recommend trying this place out!

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have known the owners of this restaurant for years. I have a great deal of respect for their efforts. Unfortunately, the last two times I visited this restaurant it has been a disappointment. Two visits ago, I was treated somewhat as a step child as I "bounced" around from employee to employee trying to place a to go order.... More 

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Great Mexican food. The service is excellent and the margaritas are great. We usually eat once a week there and on Sunday the have Marichis playing you favorite songs. Great environment and great food

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited here with family and friends and were VERY pleased at the great service and excellent food. We are very particular about our Mexican food after living in California over 30 years, but this was the real deal. All selections were excellent!! The "Hot" salsa could use a little more heat but other than that a Great place!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4315 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711-5349
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: 352-536-2006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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