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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

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4731 Lakeview Dr, Sebring, FL 33870-2064
(863) 385-9316
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Estero, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a large place with plenty of seating. We ordered chicken fajitas for 2. Unfortunately, the chicken was dry and tough. There was no way the portion we got was sufficient for 2 people. They must have brought us a single order. The refried beans we pasty and flavorless.

Thank Savvydiner34136
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat this view for drinks and dinner out back in the large open aired screen house. Decent Mexican meals, awesome salsa and guacamole. Reasonable prices. Will always go back.

Thank Diane R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Not alot of options in sebring florida but this restaurant is a life saver for local residents.

Thank Daryl T
Avon Park, Florida
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed dining here. Authentic dishes, great margaritas and festive atmosphere. Exactly what you'd want in a Mexican restaurant!

1 Thank Jan G
Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing by Sebring. Coming from Miami to our destiny Tampa. The beautiful environment made us stop at this town Looking for a restaurant on the lake we found Don Jose. Beautiful environment, delicious food. Our server, Elizabeth, was very nice and helpful. For sure I will stop again when I pass by Sebring.

Thank Daisy L
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents retired to Sebring about 30 years ago and I have eaten at Don Jose's many times over the years. Great food, good prices and a fantastic lakeside view.

1 Thank Jeffrey A
Sebring, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Located on the banks of Lake Jackson near the intersection of Lakeview Dr and Rt 27, Don Jose's offers stunning atmosphere, especially if you can land a table on the screened in porch. The drinks are decent. For those really into Margarita's, they offer a huge one that is very economical. The menu offers a large variety of chicken and... More 

1 Thank jmoore2902
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Yummy ceviche!!! Excellent Service and great outside area!! We attend the tour of sebring every year and we always visit Don Jose!

1 Thank Jessica D
Hustonville, KY
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, not well spiced. The hot hot sauce was good. I had relleno and the meat was plentiful. DH had taco salad and it was way too wet. The server was friendly, the inside is very loud. The service got pretty slow and hard to get drink refills. I would go again but try something different. It... More 

1 Thank ljgordon
Sebring, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We live here in Sebring and visit Don Jose at least once a month. First let me say that I personally enjoy authentic Mexican food. Merlot's in Avon Park just 20 minutes north is by far my favorite Mexican resturant in Central Florida. They however have no ambiance, no where to dock your boat... no view. Meanwhile, my hubby likes... More 

2 Thank FloridagirlT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4731 Lakeview Dr, Sebring, FL 33870-2064
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sebring
  • Phone Number: (863) 385-9316
Wide Selection of liquor at our bar, Dining room area, patio area, a long dock on lake Jackson.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?