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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant

Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant
351 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1443 (Federal Hill)
401-454-8951
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Ranked #49 of 728 restaurants in Providence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
Moosup, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is wonderful restaurant right in the middle of Federal Hill. The atmosphere is great, perfect date night location. We ordered the guacamole and our waitress made it table side and exactly how we wanted it! There was definitely enough guacamole and chips to split between a table a four. We took the rest of the Guac home and they gave us a whole new bag of the tortilla chips- which are homemade and to die for!

Their menu is extensive and its hard to choose because everything sounds so great! We went with a mahi mahi and seafood stew special, and the pork shank. The stew was a little spicy for my liking but my date really loved it. The pork shank was fall off the bone and delicious. Both entrees came with tortillas and sides of rice and beans. The margaritas are made very well, are inexpensive, and not lacking on tequila! The entire staff was very welcoming and made sure we were happy throughout our meal! We will definitely be back. There is a coupon for this place on restaurant . com which is what originally drew us here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southern MA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“My new favorite Mexican restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I love Mexican food (both the US version and the version in Mexico) and this is my new favorite Mexican restaurant. We went this week (during restaurant week) and it was very busy. There was only one waiter and one busboy and they did everything while patiently explaining the menu and smiling. The nachos here are a little different, but exceptional. There is a smoky flavor that made them addicting. The fajitas for one were more than enough for two and the guacamole was fresh and tasty. Finally, I saved room for dessert. Fried ice cream. Theirs has Oreo cookies friend in with the batter. It was the best I've had anywhere. I will definitely be going back soon. Also, they have their own parking lot if you turn right immediately before the restaurant (extremely handy in Federal Hill).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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“fine atmosohere, great food and drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

i have been to don jose tequilas many times, and could not tell when i had the best, the last time a when there with my wife and two orher frieds, i just foun out that they are making guacamole table side, it was incredible, soo good, i rdered the special pork shanks, omg this was delicious, meat just falsl of the bone and the sauce soo good, my friend they ordered the molcajete azteca for two , that i sugested, its a stone made bowl,filled w/ a mixed grilled , sirloin , cactus, chicken breast shrimp, fresco cheese and chorizo with hot chipotle sauce. they were delighted. my wife ordere the pechuga rellena, stuffed chicken breast, w/ chorizo, roasted poblano peppers, and monterrey cheese, topped a a delicious mole sauce, she loved it, the drinks were great ,as usualy,, we allways go back and recomended to all of or friends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great experience at Don Jose - wonderful food, drinks and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Had a great time at Don Jose last night. The margaritas were delicious. The pork special just fell off the bones and my paella was a perfect spiciness for me. Everyone was so welcoming and the staff was just so friendly. We felt like we were part of the Don Jose family. Thanks for a great time and wonderful food. I'm sure we will be back soon! The tequila selection is amazing.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“We've come back again and again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Don Jose's has a lot going for it. The prime Federal Hill location, authentic atmosphere, and well executed service. We've been several times and have sat at the bar and at tables, and been served by the owner, bartender, and wait staff. Bottom line on service is top shelf!

If you're a tequila afficianado, they've got you've covered. One of those places with what looks to be hundreds of varieties.

Food? Very good and improving. On a recent Tuesday night around 7:30, we noticed a prix fix 3 course option for $20 and went for it, along with a pitcher of margueritas. Both of us were very happy with our choices, and it was a good value. Plenty of other options, many unique, on the regular menu.

Bottom line: a reliable choice in Providence. Bonus: Free parking in the rear--with the restaurant on your right, turn into the narrow driveway just before the building it's in.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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