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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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8720 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 201-4303
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 13
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ole!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2013
Ruth M
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Calabash, North Carolina
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great staff, great food, generous portions....best Mexican place in the area. Don't be put off by the location. Inside it's cute and comfortable.

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8720 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: (910) 201-4303
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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