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Don Juan's Mexican Restaurant

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12373 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
904-268-8722
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We went to Don Juan's yesterday and were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of our lunch. We cannot imagine how large the dinner entrees must be. We were greeted by the owner and spent about 15 minutes talking to him - such a pleasure to meet someone whose dreams have come true. It shows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Toni R
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went to Don Juan's yesterday and were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of our lunch. We cannot imagine how large the dinner entrees must be. We were greeted by the owner and spent about 15 minutes talking to him - such a pleasure to meet someone whose dreams have come true. It shows what a dream and hard... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Finding good Mexican food is very difficult on this side of the Rio Grande. We stopped at this restaurant in Jacksonville on Cinco de Mayo because we wanted Mexican food and we saw that the parking lot was very full. Checking Tripadvisor, we saw mostly positive reviews, so we decided to give it a try. It was very good. The... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Love the margaritas and large selection of food. Service is great and the owner always comes out to say hi! Salsa is excellent and chips always perfect.

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Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I’ve been going to Don Juan’s on San Jose Boulevard for at least 2 years now, as my “go to” Mexican restaurant. When they first relocated/opened here, I tried it and I liked it but I had another (La well known, multi-location) restaurant that was favored at the time. Service decline at my old favorite led me back to Don... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

To start off I must say the salsa is amazing and that's the only reason I even give it a two and not a one. I ordered and another person other than my server brought out my food. I knew right off it was not what I ordered. I told her but she assured me it was. My husband just... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The waiter promptly arrived and took my order. The food, chips and salsa all came at the same time. Never saw the waiter or anyone else until the waiter brought my check. Probably won't go back, as the food is just mediocre.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Bland, tasteless, and what happened to red enchilada sauce you see in CA, CO and TX? Can any mexican restaurant in Jacksonville make mexican food without the white cheese whiz sauce on it? Salsa was watery and bland as well. Service was good but nothing to write home about. The search continues.

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Orange Park, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Having searched far and wide for good Mexican food we tried Don Juan's. It is pretty close to what we are used to. The service is always good.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The waiter was nice! I ordered a Carme Asada Taco. The menu said, 'Onions and Cilantro on the side.' It never occurred to me that all I'd get was a flat flour tortilla with cold meat on it... a little plastic cup of onions and cilantro. No cheese, lettuce, tomato? Taco Bell does better than that!

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Orange Park, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Speedy service, friendly staff, great atmosphere! The food was amazing. The complimentary chips and salsa were freaking amazing! Never before have I tasted such a perfect fresh salsa! The queso dip was great as well but I appreciate a good salsa!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12373 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-268-8722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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