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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 - 10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 27
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  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food

This place has really good food & the margaritas are the best! Love to come to San Jose's with a group, they are accommodating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Stephanie C
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place has really good food & the margaritas are the best! Love to come to San Jose's with a group, they are accommodating.

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Orlando FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have stopped by this place two times now and have loved it both times. Great drink specials. Two for one margaritas. Payed 5 bucks for two margaritas and they were very good. Server was great. He was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and mad sure my daughters food came out exactly as we requested. Generous portions of beans, rice... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant in our area and is a fun place to go. They have a lot of specials and the place is usually crowded and has a festive atmosphere. On certain nights they have live music as well. We like the food a lot and have a good time whenever we go as it's a great... More 

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Henryville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I were in Clermont visiting family. After driving all day we were looking for a nice place to relax. San Jose's looked very nice. When we walked in it looked slow bit it quickly picked up. The Top-shelf margarita was as advertised. I had the shrimp tacos which were "Muy Ricos." I was able to practice my... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Been searching for some good Mexican food while on the road. Even good American Mexican would make us happy. Searched through the reviews and thought we'd give San Jose's Original Mexican a try. To be honest, one of the big selling points of this place was the always two for one margaritas. We went on a Monday, arrived at about... More 

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Bristol
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited on Sunday evening, it was busy and the service a little slow but the food was well worth the wait. I had beef enchilada that was really good, nachos were also very good with eye watering jalapeños! We were entertained for 20 minutes by a group plying the old faves, Guantanamera etc, it made for a good atmosphere.... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

First visit & not disappointed. Very good service and everyone's food was very good. Restaurant was crowded but it was only a short wait. Would definitely visit again.

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We go to Sam Jose's often and love it. Great margaritas and good food! Always a fun place to hang out and catch up with friends. Service is excellent. The owner is always around making stop by tables too. Nice guy!

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Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this restaurant our first night in Clermont. No wait and greeted by a friendly server. My husband had the fish tacos and I had the chimichanga - chicken. Both were very good. Chips and salsa excellent. Price was reasonable and you can pick alal carte items if you don't want a full meal. I would recommend and visit... More 

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Central CT
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37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were warmly welcomed by pleasant staff, good service and chips with salsa. The musicians added to the pleasant ambiance of the restaurant. We enjoyed our dinners very much and will return to this restaurant.

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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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