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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

1101-B E. Palestine Ave, Palestine, TX 75801
903.729.8992
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Ranked #22 of 63 restaurants in Palestine
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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English first
Palestine, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There were 4 of us. Two had the chicken enchiladas, I had the chili relleno/enchilada combo and my wife has the beef fajitas. The fajita meat did taste good, but the rest of the food was bland, including the salsa. I forgot how many times I sprinkled my food with salt, just to get a little flavor. I would not... More

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Palestine, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This Mexican restaurant has a great variety of dishes - and all are really good! The shrimp cocktail is the best ever! Julio also makes the best margarita in Palestine - this is a restaurant to enjoy often as it has consistently great food!

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Palestine, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good menu selection. The food has always been delivered in a decent time interval, chips and salsa to munch while waiting. Meat is grilled nicely - not overcooked. Never had a bad meal. The wait staff is very pleasant and keep coming back during the meal to see if the drinks need to be refilled.

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Palestine, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We like coming to Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant for our Tex-Mex fix. The food is consistently good and the service is too. Sure is worth a visit!

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Tupelo, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Loved the fresh food they provide, the voucher from next door hotel has added value to the service. The server ( Julio ) was excellent, gave us many different options for my pickkkki husband.

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Burkburnett, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

A stop everytime we are in Palestine. The best fajitas and the absolute best margaritas in town. Chips, salsa, queso, and nachos are good, too.

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Tyler, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Been here several times..Always have had good food. Fajitas are my favorite..The flour tortilla are delicious! Will be back soon

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Rusk, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you want some really great Mexican food, then Don Jose's is the place! Unlike El Toro's, Don Jose's staff prides themselves on having great food, great service and great values and portions! Never a mediocre meal. The food is hot and fresh and their salsa is always awesome! They have daily specials, and they're always serving with a smile.... More

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TEXAS
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

They change the name to DON MICHAEL, but the food is always good, as well as the service. I read some of the reviews and I don't get it. I live in the area, we have eaten there,over the years, over 50 times, it has always been very good. In my opinion it is the best Mexican in the area.

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Grapeland, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

What is it about the cooking of Mexican food that seems to elude this area? Flavor is absent, no spice or even a meal that comes ot of the kitchen warm or even better, hot? Even the condiments are second-best...sorry, just kick it up a bit...please.

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