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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Never Disappointed

The food is always good and the drinks are always more than tasty. I typically get a taco salad, but my friends and family are a little more adventurous. Pleasant atmosphere, great service and overall experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Shallotte, North Carolina
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never had a bad meal here, delicious Mexican food, you have to try the Sangria and some of the best "wings" around. We have taken family and friends here and no one has been disappointed.

Thank neatzandy
Shallotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The food is always good and the drinks are always more than tasty. I typically get a taco salad, but my friends and family are a little more adventurous. Pleasant atmosphere, great service and overall experience.

Thank fruityb
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

For six years or more, I have eaten at San Jose. They were my favorite Mexican restaurant in town for years. I love Mexican food, and if anyone asked me where to eat in town, I would tell them about how great San Jose was. Keyword: WAS. Within the last year or so, I started seeing many new faces, and... More 

Thank Heather L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

First time going there, we ordered some Lunch specials some came with burritos, chimchangas and enchiladas. They were all the same thing chicken with a tiny bit of cheese in a flour tortilla and tomato sauce on top. No lettace,beans,tomatoes,onions or anything else.I even opened them up to make sure. They didn't have two items on their menu that we... More 

Thank Terr a
Warrenton, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed had take out beef nachos twice now and both times it was luke warm and the time between ordering and pick up was at the most 10 min, the time given. I had no cheese and honestly like 8 chips, you pay 8$ for nachos you expect to get a decent size, I get more for less at... More 

Thank Meridith S
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I'm so in love with the seafood enchiladas here, I can't bring myself to order anything else! My husband has tried several other dishes, however, and has loved them all. The atmosphere is nice and they have some really good drink specials. The staff is friendly and attentive. There is another San Jose Mexican restaurant in Whiteville, NC, about 45... More 

Thank MrsCausey
Shallotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm a local and my wife and I used to frequent this establishment saying it was the best Mexican restaurant in shallotte but the past couple of times have been pretty sub par. This latest time we simply ordered to go so we could enjoy dinner quietly at home. They told us 20 minutes. To give them extra time I... More 

Thank Travis E
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Take it from a regular. I frequent this restaurant very often and now call at home. In recent months there has been a change of hands and new management has come in. The restaurant was always good but under the new management of Lupé, this restaurant went from good to great! tonight I enjoyed pork tacos with fresh salsa on... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I literally eat here at least once a week. Always just as delicious as the last time. Staff is usually the same and they all work very hard to provide excellent service. I'm a server too so I appreciate it! The best Mexican Restaurant in the area!

Thank Taylor B
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100 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this Mexican restaurant as we had passed by it many times. We both ordered marguerites and were disappointed. Their chips and salsa were very good. We both ordered from the lunch special menu and the food was good. A very friendly wait staff but several were not trained well enough to answer a... More 

Thank Thomas E

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte
  • Phone Number: 910-754-9181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?