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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
910-754-9181
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good small town Mexican restaurant......

We have eaten here a number of times and it is always consistently good. Their menu isn't the typical Tex-Mex list of combination dinners but rather more individualized dishes. And the service is always good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Bob H
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Greenville, Sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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!

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CAROLINA SHORES, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten here a number of times and it is always consistently good. Their menu isn't the typical Tex-Mex list of combination dinners but rather more individualized dishes. And the service is always good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There were 6 of us and we had the fresh home made jumbo margaritas, made individually with fresh lime juice, agave etc. I had enchiladas el compa and it was excellent, my husband had Steak La Paz which he enjoyed and others had appetizers, fajitas and cheese sauce. The staff was very accommodating, letting us sit and talk until it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The atmosphere was nice and the resturant was clean. The wait staff were nice. However, the food was not up to my standards. Bland, under seasoned and the shredded lettuce looked old and tasted it.

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I always thought that san felipes was a good restaurant. we came to san jose after a bad experience at felipes great food service. the best in the area!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is by far the best and freshest Mexican food in Shallotte. All of the vegetables are fresh and the salsa is very tasty and freshly prepared. It is really up scale Mexican at its best. The service is always very good and the servers go out of their way to accommodate you. I am very confused by some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Just had the chicken and spinach enchilada with spinach sauce - aboslutely to die for especially you are not one for extra spicy food. They also have the best chicken soup I have ever eaten. All my friends love it. Guacamole made fresh at the table is wonderful. Servers are great - all are gracious and attentive. Eat here at... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

my wife told me about this restaurant we went together in a bussines meeting the service and food are great i will recomend this eestaurant!

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?