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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

8720 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 201-4303
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Ranked #19 of 46 restaurants in Oak Island
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Drove by here a couple times and noticed that all outside furniture was gone. Turns out this restaurant is no longer in operation.

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Calabash, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have been to San Jose several times and the food is better than other Mexican restaurants in the area. Service is good and prices are fair.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stopped in for an early dinner during our OKI vacation this year and were sorry to learn the place was closing the following day! We got very good service, chips & salsa, a tasty meal from a very large menu with tons of choices, and huge delicious drinks from the bar. The portions were good size, and very reasonably... More

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Food is about what you expect in a Mexican restaurant. No better, no worse. Service was terrible and they weren't crowded, there were plenty of vacant tables near us.

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North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nothing different from most mexican restaurants in NC. Lots of food for the money. I tried a new menu item advertised as fresh guacamole made table side. No biggie that it wasn't made by our table, but I was disappointed in the lack of flavor. My husband likes this restaurant better than I do.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We were not given menus until we had to ask five minutes after we were seated. Our waiter kept running outside to cough in the middle of taking our order. Yuck. Ordered a margarita before ordering our food and it still hadn't come half way through eating our meal. All wait staff was running around sweating like chickens with their... More

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Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The whole experience was expensive, bland and rushed. Not a place to relax, which is what we wanted to do with the family. We finished our meal, plates were removed and we were presented with the bill!

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Athens, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were here on a very busy Sunday evening. We were seated quickly and got our drinks fast, but when we needed more time to check the menu, we wound up flagging down the hostess to get our waiter to come back. It wasn't his fault. He appeared to have all of the tables in our section! One guy delivered... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great food, great service, great value. Never crowded, I guess most people don't think about Mexican food on vacation.

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Durham NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were driving down to our beach house for a Father's Day weekend getaway when it suddenly hit me that I had a craving for Mexican food. So we went to San Jose which was a first time visit for us this year. If you are an old Oak Islander, then you remember that it is located in the old... More

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