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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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8720 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8366
(910) 201-4303
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Southport, North Carolina
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Was the best Mexican food place in Oak Island and Southport. One day it just closed down. Don't know why? Hopefully someone will pick it up and reopen it.

Thank wayne t
Southport, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I feel so bad! Everytime we go someone in my family or group tries to speak this butchered version of Spanish to the wait staff, they always try and teach us what we should actually be saying! Not only are they patient with us, but always stay on top of drink refills and food. I'd say the wait staff are... More 

Thank Poppy W
Oak Island, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great staff, great food, generous portions....best Mexican place in the area. Don't be put off by the location. Inside it's cute and comfortable.

Thank WendieS47
Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Drove by here a couple times and noticed that all outside furniture was gone. Turns out this restaurant is no longer in operation.

1 Thank KerLet
Calabash, North Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have been to San Jose several times and the food is better than other Mexican restaurants in the area. Service is good and prices are fair.

Thank Ruth M
Easton, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stopped in for an early dinner during our OKI vacation this year and were sorry to learn the place was closing the following day! We got very good service, chips & salsa, a tasty meal from a very large menu with tons of choices, and huge delicious drinks from the bar. The portions were good size, and very reasonably... More 

Thank raven0729
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Food is about what you expect in a Mexican restaurant. No better, no worse. Service was terrible and they weren't crowded, there were plenty of vacant tables near us.

Thank Toni S
North Carolina
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117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nothing different from most mexican restaurants in NC. Lots of food for the money. I tried a new menu item advertised as fresh guacamole made table side. No biggie that it wasn't made by our table, but I was disappointed in the lack of flavor. My husband likes this restaurant better than I do.

Thank nancy-a-go-go
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were not given menus until we had to ask five minutes after we were seated. Our waiter kept running outside to cough in the middle of taking our order. Yuck. Ordered a margarita before ordering our food and it still hadn't come half way through eating our meal. All wait staff was running around sweating like chickens with their... More 

Thank Koconutpinksoda
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The whole experience was expensive, bland and rushed. Not a place to relax, which is what we wanted to do with the family. We finished our meal, plates were removed and we were presented with the bill!

Thank Emma097

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8720 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8366
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: (910) 201-4303

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?