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Don Jose's Mexican Cafe

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2681 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801-1314
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Huntsville, Texas
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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place is next to the Econo Lodge so I imagine they do get a lot of business from there. The food was decent, the chips and salsa tasted bland. Service was good.

Thank Dale K
Anaheim, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Always a great HOT meal. Drinks refilled and salsa and chips which are always warm brought without have to ask for more. Service has always been excellent as we have eaten here for the last fifteen years, and hope to for the next fifteen.

Thank Elaine V
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

From homemade salsa and chips to fantastic lunch and drink specials this place is great. Fantastic value. We loved the mango and peach margaritas along with everything. Everything was amazing. Just amazing. Wish they'd come to gulf coast in Al. We need good Mexican food there!!!

Thank Tina Y
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359 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My family had dinner here on our first night of our California vacation. The food and service were good. Seems to be a popular place with the locals.

Thank TravelIntl
Yorba Linda, California
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Service was good. Food so so only. Go to Tio Chavez on Yorba Linda Blvd and Imperial Hwy. Absolutely the best. Don Jose's no big deal. Margaritas pretty good.

Thank foodcritic010
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

attentive service, very tasty food. reasonable prices. well cared for, clean restaurant. a very satisfying lunch.

Thank nancy m
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

As a family we dine here. Frequently? No. More like once in a while. The food is good, the drinks are strong, the prices very reasonable. This past week we went, and for once, my dinner was not up to snuff. No major flaw, just wasn't up the the level I expect; so I asked the waiter to take it... More 

Redmond, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After visiting Knott's Berry farm we were STARVING so we drove around looking for somewhere to eat and we stumbled upon this place. GREAT find. Good value, yummy food, good service. Would not hesitate to stop here again.

Thank rkomenski
Anaheim, California, United States
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I like the Happy Hour Marguaritas which put us in a good mood. We usually order the 3 entre menu (taco, chile rellano, ?) with rice and beans; i usually ask for less rice and more beans. One meal fills us and we take the other home. Very good service.

1 Thank Arnold V
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visit here often when visiting Cali. Good service and good food. Large portions and a decent selection to choose from.

Thank chad k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2681 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801-1314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim
  • Phone Number: 714-995-2661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?