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Don Jose Restaurant

Ave. Isla Verde 6375 across from Hampton Inn, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #38 of 107 restaurants in Carolina
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hamburgers, Latin
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Treat yourself to the Taste of the Puerto Rican cuisine. The new world cuisine of the Caribbean, with its emphasis on only the freshest ingredients and seasonings, offers an exciting blend of taste sensations. Puerto Rican cuisine has been influenced by many culinary disciplines, including European, African, and Asian to name a few. Enjoy the taste of our original mashed plantain stuffed with shrimp or chicken or just our onion beef steak with rice and beams as a sample of our great variety of Puerto Rican dishes.
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NewYork
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent reasonable food. Great cheap breakfast. Waiters are very friendly and speak both spanish and english well. I recommend this local family restaurant. it has been around for years. Cheap, Great Food & Excellent Service!!

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Buford, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I made a point to visit Don Jose on my July trip to the Island based on such a good experience earlier in the year. The owner changed hence the name change to Edith's Cafe. The good food, friendly service and reasonable prices remained the same. In Isla Verde, this is the place you'll want to try for tasty local... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Named changed to Edith's cafe. Food was excellent, came here couple of times while on our vacation. Food never disappointed us. They are open 24 hours a day, friendly service, can't complain.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Simple tasty home cooked meal. Served with a smile. Near ESJ towers .. come out of resort turn left third restaurant down.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great food at a great price. The restaurant is casual and the staff very nice. The place could use a little updating but with prices as low as they are I don't see this happening anytime soon..raise prices a bit and update a little and this place will take off!

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Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This restaurant was close to our hotel and we ended up ordering take out often. I loved the Mofongo and Cassava. It was about $5 per side dish and it was a huge yummy portion. I also ordered the mac and cheese ( off the kids menu but they were nice to make it for me since i am a... More

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Buford, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sometimes you just want to have a meal where you can dress down and enjoy good food at a fair price. Don Jose is a small restaurant with a very casual atmosphere where portions are large for the price and the food reflects local cuisine. Having been there only once, I can say the soups that we ordered were excellent... More

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Salinas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

First of all the place was very out of date and without good hygiene. Second, the food I must say that Im not a tourist and puertorrican cuisine is not like how they serve honestly! We visited for a coupon offer we bought and we ordered churasco and mofongo and it tasted really bad. The meat was all raw even... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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750 reviews 750 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Stopped at Don Jose for a Cuban sandwich. The service was good, but the sandwich took over 15 minutes to be delivered. The sandwich was great. Located on Isla Verde Ave. within walking of many hotels and rentals. Not fancy, but the food is good and the prices are very fair. They are open 24/7.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

visited here for breakfast... we where one of 5 tables. once we finished eating the whole place was full(about 15-20 tables), with only 1 waitress!!! went back a different day for lunch... service was better and food was even better!! i would definitely return!

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