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Don Juan's Mexican Restaurant

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402 South Walcott Street, Highway 59, Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-6407
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 21
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not the greatest Mexican food but very consistent.

Food is good, not gourmet. Service is friendly. The place is a little dingy and truck stop atmosphere. If you want a relaxing meal with a beer or drink, don't order food until you are ready too eat. Food comes almost immediately. I would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MIchael4925
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Jefferson, Texas
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Jefferson, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is good, not gourmet. Service is friendly. The place is a little dingy and truck stop atmosphere. If you want a relaxing meal with a beer or drink, don't order food until you are ready too eat. Food comes almost immediately. I would recommend.

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Austin, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

They say the further away you get from Austin and San Antonio, the worse the Tex-Mex gets. So no surprise that it is not too good in far NE Texas when you are almost in Louisiana and Arkansas. Ordered Chile con queso as an appetizer. The queso was runny as if they had poorer hot water in it. The taste... More 

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Houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After reading the reviews, I expected better, a lot better. The restaurant was not busy except for a party in the back, or so we were told. We seated ourselves, a part of 5, in a booth. We waited for the waiter for a good 15 minutes. Finally received chips, went ahead and ordered Queso because kids were ready to... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ate at Don Juan's and had a good meal. We ordered their fajatas and they were great. Their Charo beans were on the hot side a lot of peppers in them but I ate them all. My husband does not like hot food so he left his but it was a good meal and we enjoyed it.

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Henderson, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great food. Staff were very friendly!! Flan had a very smooth texture. Had the beef fajita nachos, delicious!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

the hospitality of folks that run this place is hard to find these days. they make u feel like youre welcome and they bend over backwards to make sure you are pleased with your stay.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The salsa doesn't seem to agree with me - which makes me think it may have beef fat in it. I can handle the salsa at just about every other place but here. The enchiladas and fajitas seem to be okay.

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Colleyville, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Sometimes you just want to have Mexican food. You don't want BBQ or another burger. We gave it a shot and went in for a drink and appetizer. The food was good and then our waiter fell off the face of the earth. Seriously. He never came back. There were 3 total tables in the restaurant. We sat and looked... More 

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Holly Lake Ranch,TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our experience started with a friendly greeting by our server who seated us quickly and brought warm chips and 2 great salsas! I had been trying to find seafood that was not deep fried and on the healthy side. Fried fish and shrimp abound in Jefferson, but Don Juan's offered a grilled snapper with a tequila-lime sauce. A perfectly grilled... More 

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Longview, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Food has to much cilantro in everything. The food is bland and just not good. I will never eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 South Walcott Street, Highway 59, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: (903) 665-6407

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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