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Don Jose Mexican Food

Camelback East
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3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love love LOVE this place. It is my favorite Mexican restaurant and they have the absolute best salsa. I've never had a better salsa. I get the tacos every time because they put cheese on top of the meat AND on top of the lettuce. My husband loves the red burro. This is mom and popped owned and the... More 

Thank jpendle1990
Hinsdale, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly good Mexican food for a great price! On weekends they have delicious carnitas! Recommended by in-laws who have been going there for a long time.

Thank echick55
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall tasty low cost Mexican food. Nothing fancy, a few bottled beers. The best shredded beef, hot sauce I could do as a shooter. :-) $ 10.00 per person will fill your needs.

Thank David H
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Look no further, Don Jose Mexican Food is the place for authentic Sonoran food at affordable prices! This restaurant has been in business since 1966, closing in 2007 for 3 yrs, as the original owners were retiring and were looking for a buyer who wanted his building atmosphere and family recipes! We popped in with a party of 9, a... More 

Thank Larry W
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

This has been our favorite for years - like 30 years! If you come here expecting what you get at the typical chain restaurant, this is not going to happen. Service is different - you are handed menus and told to have a seat. Food is just good food, hot sauce has never changed and you pay with cash (if... More 

Thank BeckyBebe
Russellville, AL
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We were looking for local Mexican food being in AZ one think that would not be a problem wrong. Don Jose's was the very worst there or any other place I have had Mexican. No yes no seasoning with no taste at all just aweful.

Thank Ned-N-Helen
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Been around for ages, and it shows - well established, great service, good menu, and tasty food. No complaints :)

Thank lostintheether
Overgaard, Arizona
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My friends have been coming here for 41 years! Now they've got me hooked too. Always good food at reasonable prices.

Thank Penni L
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I have gone to Don Jose 2 time a week or more this place is the greats Mexican food ever. Alice and Matt the owners great ever one are nice .all the different drinks are good homemade margaritas ,beer smoked chicken , pork, breakfast also come see us and have fun

Thank Winnie D
Peoria, Arizona
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Not recommending this place any more. They have been falling on quality of service and it doesn't appear they care anymore. I have been coming to this place since I was a young kid. During my 21 years, very time I came home from the Army we always ate at Don Jose. My parents brought me here. I've brought my... More 

Thank sosb528

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: 602-955-7870

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