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Don Jose Restaurant

Ave. Isla Verde 6375 Across From Hampton Inn, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #36 of 107 Restaurants in Carolina
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hamburgers, Latin
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Good for: Local cuisine
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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northern ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We tried Edith's, the former Don Jose, because we smelled wonderful spices wafting onto the sidewalk from the kitchen. The service was a bit slow and could have been a little friendlier, but the food was very good and the atmosphere is casual and inviting.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

During tropical storm Bertha, we got caught in the rain while walking and ducked into this place. Looks like a grungy bar from outside, but it was like a small cafe at home. VERY clean. Good and friendly service. They recommended mofongo, which was one of the best things we had while in PR. We didn't know they can't alcohol... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The prices are really good and the food is not from this world , it was a good tasting , thanks everybody over there , i enjoyed

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NewYork
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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
81 helpful votes 81 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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