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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5305 Antoine Dr, Houston, TX 77091-4909
+1 713-682-3853
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Cypress, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a restaurant that i have been going to for over 30 plus years. The staff and service is as good as it gets. The cheese enchiladas with that chili gravy sauce is to die for. I will continue to visit this place for years to come. I highly recommend if you are looking for good mexican food on... More 

Thank Jeff1113
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the good Mexican restaurant in north Houston area. Ask for Carlos for some special hot sauce and deep fry jalapeño. I will come back every time I visit Houston and this is recommended from my uncle vinny.

Thank tommy_p1979
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Growing up in Texas, you learn the difference in Mexican food and Tex-Mex. Most people probably don't know the difference, but just like Chinese people don't eat fortune cookies, Mexicans don't eat fajitas, except in Tex-Mex restaurants in Mexico. But in Texas, Tex-Mex is fine art. Some may judge a Tex-Mex restaurant on the strength of its margaritas, but anyone... More 

Thank Brian W
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have been going to this restaurant forever. The place has changed hands but the food stayed excellent. The original owner had it for years and sold out to an employee I believe. My mother lived in neighborhood and I lived in New Jersey. She went there all the time and when I visited, I would go there as well... More 

Thank NancyB702013
The Woodlands, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

I've been coming for years. The food is good and the staff the best in town! I move away and came back after 14 years, They remembered me and what my favorite order was! You are not a number here!

Thank Hamanncin
Houston, Texas
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

Greeted with a warm welcome smile every time, low prices, great margaritas ($2.00 before 6PM, David & Rosemaria always treat us well, remember to pace the meal. The food is consistently as good as anywhere. The green sauce or the red sauce, both are great.Love the charro beans. Now we admit the carpet and walls are bit dated, but food,... More 

Thank TXhome1225
Surprise, Arizona
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365 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Had the cheese enchilada plate and husband had the pork with red sauce. Tasty good quality, Americanized Mexican food. If you want authentic, this is not the place. Restaurant has been open for over thirty years, and has a very loyal following. Clean. Waitstaff is friendly.

Thank Mary W
Irving, Texas
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

My dear Aunt Pat ate at Don Jose's frequently for decades, as it's in her neighborhood. The night before her funeral, 26 of her family got together to eat and toast her at her fav Mexican place, and the staff did a phenomenal job. Trust me, we're a ROWDY group, and the staff took it all in stride and never... More 

Thank Bill O
Roanoke, Louisiana, USA
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

I lived in Houston, near this neighborhood resturant and dined weekly, however retired and moved to La., recently visited former neighbors and we went to our old family resturant, the waitstaff and owner remembered me, best margarittas and quality bean soup. They will make a meal to order, specifically if you had not had quality mexican food. The waiters never... More 

Thank GlennMiller_11
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

I have been eating here for some 15 years at least once a week. They know me well. They know where to seat me, the usually have my/our "Rita(s)" on the table before we all arrive and get seated. When I first started going there, Luis, the current owner was my usual waiter. Since he is now the owner my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5305 Antoine Dr, Houston, TX 77091-4909
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-682-3853

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