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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a small strip of stores next to Lowes foods. The food is amazing, the service is first rate and their drinks are made like you would make them at home. You must visit you'll come back again and again

Thank Anthony M
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Charming little place. Happened on this spot after shopping. The food was reasonably priced, portion size big and the atmosphere friendly. Home made chips n salsa along with many menu items to choose from. Thumbs up!

Thank ma15211
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in the Lowe's Food shopping center on Main Street we found this hidden gem. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Even the Mexican beer on tap was a bargain. Will return and even make a special trip. Better than either of the two choices for Mexican in Cherry Grove Beach.

Thank Jim P
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Food was freshly cooked and tasty, family of four had mixed fajitas, combo one, and shrimp tacos. Server did excellent job also.

Thank Chickens1
Manhattan, Kansas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant good food, good Margarita. Very well priced. Great wait staff, David is the best

Thank Ray T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Kudos to David, new part owner and manager of San Jose's. Reviving the menu and has hired a great wait staff. Be sure to check out their daily lunch and dinner specials and daily drink specials. Love it there!

Thank cbc56
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We have never had a bad meal here, delicious Mexican food, you have to try the Sangria and some of the best "wings" around. We have taken family and friends here and no one has been disappointed.

Thank neatzandy
Shallotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The food is always good and the drinks are always more than tasty. I typically get a taco salad, but my friends and family are a little more adventurous. Pleasant atmosphere, great service and overall experience.

Thank fruityb
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

For six years or more, I have eaten at San Jose. They were my favorite Mexican restaurant in town for years. I love Mexican food, and if anyone asked me where to eat in town, I would tell them about how great San Jose was. Keyword: WAS. Within the last year or so, I started seeing many new faces, and... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

First time going there, we ordered some Lunch specials some came with burritos, chimchangas and enchiladas. They were all the same thing chicken with a tiny bit of cheese in a flour tortilla and tomato sauce on top. No lettace,beans,tomatoes,onions or anything else.I even opened them up to make sure. They didn't have two items on their menu that we... More 

Thank Terr a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 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
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte
  • Phone Number: 910-754-9181

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