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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Cup $2.75
Bowl $3.75
Ask your server for today's selections.
Salad Don Jose
Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Served with lemon and lime dressing.
Ceviche Vallarta
Mixed‎ cold seafood marinated in oil, fresh lime juice, spices, chopped onions, cilantro, lettuce, avocado and tomatoes.
Chef's Salad
Grilled chicken seasoned w/lemon and lime dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, onions and carrots.
Homemade mashed avocado, chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and spices.
Bowl $4.95
Cup $2.95
Strips of Mexican sausage served w/sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo sauce.
Jalapeno Poppers
Jalapenos seeded and stuffed w/smooth rich cheddar cheese served w/sour cream.
Bean Cheese Nachos
North of Mexico style w/tomatoes and jalapenos.
Queso Fundido
Melted cheese w/Mexican sausage on a sizzling plate, served w/flour tortillas.
Shrimp $+2.00
Chilaquiles Don Jose
Fried tortilla strips covered w/chicken or beef w/special red sauce, topped w/sour cream, shredded cheese.
A fresh flour tortilla stuffed w/cheese. Served w/pico de gallo sauce and sour cream.
Chicken or Beef Quesadillas
A‎ fresh flour tortilla stuffed w/chicken or beef. Served with pico de gallo sauce and sour cream.
Super Nacho with the Works
Tomato, cheese, jalapenos, and our own special meat mixture. Served w/sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo sauce. An aficionados delight!
Chicken Enchilada Zuiza
Beef burrito, cheese enchilada
Chicken Enchilada
Mole sauce tamal, beef taco
Beef Taco
Cheese enchilada, chicken burrito
Chicken Tamal
Cheese enchilada, beef chile relleno.
Chicken Burrito W/Green Sauce
Cheese enchilada, beef taco
Extra charge on any substitution
Chicken $13.95
Steak $14.95
Fish $14.95
Shrimp $16.75
Peppers and onions served on a sizzling plate. Served w/guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh warm tortillas.
Blackened Chicken Fajitas
Blackened chicken served on a sizzling skillet w/onions and peppers. Served w/sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and warm flour tortillas.
Blackened Snapper or Salmon Fajitas
Mexican seasoning w/don jose's special touch served w/tortillas, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream.
Vegetable Fajitas
Mix vegetables w/oil and garlic. Served with peppers, onions, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, and flour tortillas
Vegetables $+2.00
Cheese Enchiladas
(3) soft corn tortillas, w/cheese or vegetables covered w/red sauce, melted cheese. Served w/rice and beans.
Soft Shell Tacos
Three soft, flour tortillas filled w/beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. Served w/rice and beans.
Vegetable quesadillas $11.95
Vegetable Burretos
Two flour tortillas stuffed w/mix vegetables or beans and cheese. Covered w/red sauce and melted cheese. Served w/rice and beans.
(3) hard taco shells filled with ground beef, shredded lettuce, red sauce, and shredded cheese
Three corn tortillas rolled and fried w/chicken served w/sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo
Two open crisp corn torillas topped w/lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken, beef, or bean.
Two flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of chicken or beef. Topped with red tomato sauce and melted cheese.
Soft Shell Tacos
Three soft warm, flour tortillas w/chicken or beef and cheddar cheese. Comes w/shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.
Two corn meals stuffed with chunks of chicken and topped w/red sauce and cheese
Chilles Rellenos
Two‎ chili peppers stuffed w/chicken and cheese and lightly hattered. (Medium spicy)
Enchilada Platter
3 corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of chicken or beef and topped w/red sauce and melted cheese.
Steak $+1.50
One flour tortilla w/your choice of chicken, beef or steak rolled and fried.
Shrimp Enchiladas
Three corn tortillas stuffed w/sauteed shrimp topped w/peppers, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and melted cheese.
Chicken Don Jose
Sauteed‎ chicken w/white mushrooms, garlic, cilantro, white wine, and lemon juice.
Chicken San Antonio
Grilled chicken breast topped w/sauteed spinach and melted cheese.
Chicken Serrano
Sauteed chicken w/roasted tomatoes, chopped pablano peppers, mushrooms, and onions
Chicken Garlic Arceo
Sauteed‎ chicken breast w/fresh peeled garlic, lime, white wine, and herbs.
Pollo Mexicana
Sauteed chicken breast w/garlic, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro.
Chicken Mole
Chili guajillo, roasted peanut butter, chocolate, sugar based blend.
Pollo Sarape
Sauteed chicken w/garlic and topped with beans, green tomatillo sauce, and melted cheese.
Chicken Guadalajara
Sauteed chopped chicken w/bacon, chopped mushrooms, onions, poblano peppers, and don jose's secret ingredients. Served w/tortillas
Steak Rio Grande
Sauteed steak w/garlic, stuffed w/cheese, and topped with fresh tomato sauce, onions, mushrooms. Served w/rice and salad.
Steak Ranchero
Slice steak sauteed w/garlic, fresh tomatoes, onions and green peppers.
Steak Pueblo
Open steak sauteed w/garlic and topped w/beans, cheese, and green salsa.
Tampiquena Naca
Open‎ grilled steak accompanied with a chicken enchilada zuiza and chicken enchilada mole. Served w/special poblano pepper sauce.
Steak Cinco De Mayo
Steak wrapped w/bacon, topped with a spicy mixed red and green sauce, and melted cheese.
Steak Vato Loco
Grilled steak w/garlic, portabella mushrooms, white wine, vinegar, red pepper and cilantro.
Steak Tampiquena
Grilled shell steak seasonal w/garlic, black peppers, oregano, and Mexican sauce.
Steak Mexico
Grilled open steak topped sauteed onions and one enchilada suiza
Red Snapper or Salmon Garlic Arceo
Broiled w/fresh peeled garlic, lime, white wine, and herbs.
Red Snapper or Salmon Serrano
Broiled w/roasted tomatoes, chopped poblano peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
Red Snapper or Salmon Don Jose
Broiled w/sauteed mushrooms, garlic, cilantro, white wine, and lemon juice.
Huachinango Veracruz
Broiled snapper in garlic and butter. Topped w/sauteed tomatoes, peppers, onions, olives, zucchini, and cilaritro.
Red Snapper or Salmon San Diego
Broiled w/garlic, butter, and white wine. Topped with sauteed chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, peppers, and melted cheese
Shrimp El Dorado
Shrimp stuffed w/cheese and wrapped w/bacon. Accompanied with a side of pico de gallo.
Shrimp Mexicana
Shrimp sauteed w/butter and covered in fresh tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
Shrimp Salsa Verde
Shrimp in a medium spicy green tomatillo sauce,
Shrimp Garlic Arceo
Sauteed shrimp w/fresh peeled garlic, lime, white wine, and herbs.
Shrimp Serrano
Shrimp sauteed w/roasted tomatoes, chopped poblano peppers, mushrooms and onions.
Shrimp $+1.00
Shrimp or Steak Guadalajara
Shrimp sauteed w/bacon, chopped mushrooms, onions, poblano peppers. And don jose's secret ingredients served w/tortillas.
Shrimp Don Jose
Sauteed shrimp w/mushrooms, garlic, cilantro, white wine, and lemon juice.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love their food molcajete for two is my favorite. Best Mexican Restaurant I know in the area! I go a least twice a month, service is great!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sunshine312877
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Took family for a Friday night dinner. Very busy but worth the wait. Enjoyed the frozen margarita, salsa and chips. The salmon, cheese enchiladas and fajitas were excellent.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jekcpa
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on Recommendation and it was very good. The salsa has just the right amount of heat, enough to get your attention, but you keep going back for more. I had the two burritos, which were very good. The order came very quick. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TP454
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

My family went apple picking to a local farm and found this restaurant to have an early dinner at. Place was decorated with vivid colors. Pleasant servers and clean restaurant. Lots of choices for food but unfortunately not very flavorful. Guacamole was not made at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mes3205
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The food is excellent and the Don Jose top shelf margaritas are soooo good!! The tamales were not as good as I have had, but everything else was very good!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tlfisher04
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Great food, fast service, and wonderful atmosphere! The food is amazing and a wonderful place for family get together!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank chuste903177
Reviewed August 27, 2018

No doubt this is a themed restaurant (vs. the real Mexican restaurants in Passaic for example) but they do an awesome job with the authenticity of the dishes. The atmosphere is great - colorful and festive - and the various dishes we have ordered were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Suzi R
Reviewed June 20, 2018

I only tried the tacos but they are not good. I was told by my server that the taco are suppose to fall apart from the bottom, as the tortilla is soggy?! I had to eat my Tacos with a knife and fork. I was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank frequentluxurytravel
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Wide range of Mexican food offerings. Service is excellent and portions are perfect. A roving mariachi band is added bonus

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jimf01922
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We ate hear about 5pm on a Thursday and could not believe how many other people were here. No problem seating, this restaurant has many tables. We were promptly given chips and salsa (fairly spicy) while we read the menu. I had the huge Chimichanga...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ZKY22
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Daniel M
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Yes! Their margaritas are pretty good too!
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