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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 - 9:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

My husband and I stopped for lunch before playing golf. After reading reviews we decided to give it s try. We had a friendly waitress named Jamie. My husband ordered the big beef.burrito and I the lunch combo with taco, enchilada, rice, and beans. I asked for chicken and salsa verde for my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janet C
via mobile
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Palm Coast
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great, but service is touch and go. If you sit in the bar area, prepare to be neglected. Out of 5 times, we have had one time where the server was amazing. I took down his name and put it in my phone for next time. The fajitas are amazing along with other things like the burritos.

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Thank Jill C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch before playing golf. After reading reviews we decided to give it s try. We had a friendly waitress named Jamie. My husband ordered the big beef.burrito and I the lunch combo with taco, enchilada, rice, and beans. I asked for chicken and salsa verde for my enchilada. It was delicious! I ordered the... More 

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Thank Janet C
Houston
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably some of the blandest Mexican food I've had. We were searching for a decent Mexican food restaurant as we are new to Florida and tried San Jose. Large portions, good chips / salsa but that's all that's worth mentioning, although the atmosphere was ok, too. I don't need it to be spicy to be good...just use seasonings!

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Thank cbfosterdog
Cumbria, UK
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant does not look much from the outside, just a unit in a strip mall, but for value for money it is well worth a visit. The inside is the same, nothing wasted on décor, just simple and practical, you come for the food not the ambience, oh and did I mention the 2 for $6:50 Margaritas. The service... More 

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Thank Golden-mole
Chicago, IL
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Service is always good, but the food is always bland and a little on the expensive side for what they offer. They offer specials, have a full bar attached, and its usually busy around dinner time. Plenty of parking.

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Thank EndlessWanderer
Clermont, Florida
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Busy Mexican restaurant. You will not be disappointed. They have weekly specials, and if you buy a T-shirt you get 1/2 off on a certain day They also make the best sangria

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Thank Jmmbob
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Although the food may not be pure south of the border (who is?), it's a nice place where the staff are friendly and the food is decent. Unlimited chips and salsa. If you like your salsa hot you can ask for it. Otherwise you'll get the Americanized version. :)

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Thank Jeff H
Clermont, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at San Jose's several times and each time the chips were warm and the salsa was delicious. Our dinners were hot and prompt.

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1 Thank Ron S
Orlando
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Everyone has their favorites, and when a friend suggested we meet at San Jose's Original Mexican Restaurant I was not enthralled. It's over an hour away from my house and there are good eats much closer to home. Good thing I agreed to join him. San Jose's is a small local chain with 3 locations. While I have only been... More 

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Thank Martin T
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

San Jose's is a very reasonably priced restaurant that serves very good quality and tasty Mexican food in a pleasant environment. My son and I really enjoyed our carne esada and our wives equally enjoyed their chicken. This is a good place for families and for couples. While I have no basis to compare the Mexican food served at San... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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