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Don Jose

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23972 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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Laguna Beach, California
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541 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 of us went here for dinner, no wait for a table on a Friday at 8:00. Place was very busy. The flautas with rice and beans were good and priced well at $10.99. Cadillac margarita was very good and only $8.50. Pedro was our server and was great. Will return

Thank atlagunabeach
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Everyone in our party had food that looked amazing and everyone liked their dish. The salsa was fresh and they kept the chips and salsa coming, which I appreciate. Only complaint is they didn't keep up on our drink refills very well. We had a large party and they accommodated us well with only a very short wait... More 

Thank Charlotte B
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Huge portions. Friendly staff who kept our drink glasses and salsa bowl full. The chicken Chimichangitas were an amazing appetizer which was followed the citrus salad with chicken. All the food was served in a timely manner and the perfect temperature. All the wait staff was friendly.

Thank Patti527
Lake Forest, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I enjoy this restaurant especially the Fajitas and the enchiladas with rice and beans. I notice the waiters make addition errors and upsell yet play dumb if you catch them overcharging on your bill. Watch the coupons when you come in. They are specific and the waiters cut little slack. Otherwise, I enjoy this place with good atmosphere a wide... More 

Thank Whimsicalartist
Anaheim, California
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It was worth the 30 mints wait to be seated to dine at this good Mexican food restaurant. they have a good variety menu. I like all their food.

Thank highopemom1
Branson, Missouri
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668 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We had two orders of fiesta nachos this time, and they are very good. I had a combination tamale and beef taco. The Tamale is like the old days very very good. Taco excellent also. Mexican Pizza is very good also.

Thank Jerry B
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Enjoyed the food. I've bee raised on Tex Mex but the differences make the food tasty. Less processed stuff, more fresh ingredients. Friendly, fast service.

Thank EmVeee
Orange County, California
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Nachos and great drinks-Happy hour as well...A good place to go and eat mexican food on a budget...viva la Don Jose

1 Thank george u
Glendale, Arizona
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250 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant serves "American Mexican" food. The entrees may have different names; however, they all taste bland and no spice. I ordered a chicken tostada bowl. It was served in a tostada bowl with beans, sour cream, tomatoes, guacamole, chicken, and lettuce for $12.50 at lunch. Portions were fine but bowl lacked any real taste.

Thank Calitripgirl
Mission Viejo, California
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We go here often because we can alway get good food, and the prices are reasonable. If you want to save more, there are always coupons in that weekly flyer in your mail. It's usually a good discount like buy on meal and get one free. I love their salsa and chips. The meals seem light when you eat them... More 

Thank Dennis K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 23972 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Hills
  • Phone Number: (949)581-1570

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