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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
(919) 790-1919
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Clayton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to San Jose with my mom and we met up with my brother for dinner. I ordered what sounded like a really good salad on the menu but what showed up to the table was completely different (and disappointing). The salad was supposed to come with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cucumbers, a piquin chile raspberry... More 

Thank Pirategrl11
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My wife and frequent this joint whenever we are on that side of the county. I always get the Vegetarian E which comes with 3 different items! Their made at the table guacamole is always very good. Friendly service and always quick to the table.

Thank officerb
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat and drink with friends or family. They can accommodate large parties. Outdoor seating is available looking over a man made pond. Their seafood dishes are fresh and delicious! Service is great and fast. I had the shrimp dish with avacado and tomatoes and was delicious.

Thank 919FrankieTraveler
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Every time i come to this place I leave with a great satisfaction besides a full tummy lol... Best mexican restaurant in the triangle

Thank J L
Durham, North Carolina
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the best San Jose I've tried (of three locations). Loved the tacos, guacamole and chicken enchiladas. Excellent service. If you're in the area with a craving for Mexican, definitely stop here!

Thank JayLorraine
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We have visited San Jose numerous times with excellent food and prices. This is where we take visitors.

Thank Bonnie E
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The freshest guacamole ever since it is made right in front of you. You decide on level of spiceness. Waitress was also very attentive. Will be visiting this restaurant more in the future.

Thank Paula B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

What amazing mexican food they have here! I got the San Jose Burrito that was as big as my head and smashed ever bit of it!

Thank mikey2times
Durham, North Carolina
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1,112 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 850 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

You feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door of this uniquely styled restaurant. The restaurant is huge with a large bar area with multiple large screen TVs. The enchiladas were very good with black beans and rice and they have some of the best salsa and chips I have ever eaten. Our server was very nice and... More 

Thank cheryl h
Raleigh, North Carolina
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157 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Had a chance to try this place this week with friends. There are many good Mexican or similar places in the area, and this is one of the good ones. I saw the Burrito and a chorizo quesadilla, my wife had the chicken quesadilla and I had shrimp tacos. All were really, really good. The plates look sort of plain... More 

Thank jbart99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 790-1919

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