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Don Jose

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31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
+1 951-245-6131
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

If you sit in the bar for happy hour, plan to speak loud. They play the music so loud you can't hear your self think. The drinks are watered down, very weak. The food is a great value during happy hour and the platters are...More

Thank suzannesB4311QH
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Don. Jose always has good Mexican Food. Good Service homemade tortillas fresh fruit omelettes to order. You never leave hungry!!

Thank marquez207
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We have been many many times to Don Jose's and we love it. The carnitas are EXCELLENT. Tender and Juicy pork with a perfect crispy finish......and a HUGE portion.....always enough for lunch the next day. The servers and staff are polite, attentive and fast, and...More

Thank waslick
Reviewed December 19, 2016

My favorite when I eat Mexican food, is to order Chili Relleno. I have became a connoisseur. I order it at every place I go (Mexican, that is) I have to give this place a 10 star for it. It is cooked just right, not...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed December 7, 2016

We love good authentic Mexican food. This isn't it - not by a long shot. If anyone wants to know what Mexican dishes are like without any hints of spiciness or tasty flavor, this is the place to go. Three of us tried their enchiladas...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Tortilla's were stale and falling apart, salsa of this type comes from a jar, jeeze get a rope!! Overpriced and not very clean, get it together and it's possible this could be a one star establishment, YUCK!!!!

Thank glenn20142015
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Been going here for years, and their food is very good, more along the lines of American Mexican (lots of cheese), but they do have more authentic Mexican choices too. I usually get tacos, or a burrito without cheese, my parents like the enchiladas, my...More

Thank Col c
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The restaurant is lively and busy, a good sign if you are new to the area. The service and food were excellent, the meals were huge and most people needed a doggy bag. The home made cocktails were amazing. This is great value for money...More

Thank richard k
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We frenetically visit here. We all love Mexican food. And Don Jose is one of the best in the area. The have great tacos and enchiladas.

Thank Nannab77
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Our first visit to this location and we were impressed by the food and excellent service. My two Enchiladas Suizas were more than I could eat in one sitting so one will be dinner tomorrow. Our server Ramon M. was friendly and greeted us right...More

Thank Don H
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Questions & Answers
Nick P
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Col c | Reviewed this property |
I can not answer, never have gone there for happy hour, either.
Kevin B
November 10, 2016|
Response from AKFatBoy | Reviewed this property |
I didn't get a name.
Carmen M
May 30, 2016|
Response from Carmen M |
Can I purchase a gift certificate - I live out of state?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Elsinore
  • Phone Number: +1 951-245-6131
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