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Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

We wanted Mexican one night on our beach trip and came across this gem right on the side of the road in eastville virginia. This place is right up the road from the KOA we were camping at. The food here is wonderful. They have...online ordering so you can order and drive right there for pickup. I've read other reviews stating the portion sizes were small but that was not our experience. The salsa is made right there and was delicious. It's a good diners, drive ins and dives kind of place. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Rude and Inflexible. I should’ve known when they had a sign saying the patio was open but yet when I asked to eat outside on the patio the man who is seated us, I believe the manager, sort of just grunted that that was not...an option. Mexican food is my absolute favorite food in my entire life. I eat it any chance I get so it’s not like I’m some green girl who doesn’t know about it. However, this was far spicier than any Mexican restaurant I’ve ever been to. My daughter and I both took one bite of each of our food and could not finish it due to the fact that it was so spicy. I brought that to the waitresses attention and her first response was “you need to pay for it.” I thought about ordering something else but I wanted to ask if everything was going to be quite that spicy. I tried to ask her if I choose enchilada would be spicy And she just kept going over how I would have to pay for the ones I did not eat and just seem confrontational because when I asked for a cheese enchilada, she then said “yes but what kind would you want.” I tried to complain to the manager and I was simply met with again the idea that I would have to pay for it. Completely through $25 down the drain. The manager even was rude enough to say to me that we could take our food home. I said I did not want to and he use that as justification for the fact that I would have to pay for it. I’ve never been to a restaurant where you complained about your food and got no concessions made whatsoever. I’m not asking for a free meal but I truly did not eat it. Why would I go into a restaurant to scam them to get a free meal which I then would not eat. Obviously the food was unacceptable. Buyer beware.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

My wife placed a online order, as we pulled into the parking lot of the Eastville location, we received an email stating the order could be picked up at the Onley location - which is 30 miles away. Assuming we made a mistake, sucked it...up and made the drive. Come to find out the email was wrong, it was at the intended restaurant, both locations felt sorry that we drove an extra 60 miles for the food but that was it. Once we picked up the food it had to be reheated at home.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

This was our biggest mistake on a short visit to Cape Charles. We were looking for a place with some vegetarian options and this was one of the few restaurants open in the neighborhood. The worst Mexican food we've had in memory. Everything seemed to...come from a can or out of the freezer. Mostly tasteless dishes. They get 2 stars because they had Dos Eques beer. Overall, the Don Valerios was a classic dump.lMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

We are visiting cape Charles and my husband happened upon a review for this place and we looked it up on trip advisor and decided to go the re Friday night. The place was hoppin’! Short wait to be seated...place was full ! As most...others have said....the food was good and the servers very friendly. Would definitely recommend even though it doesn’t look like much from the outside😉More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The best Mexican Restaurant I have attended. The food is awesome. The beef fajita is excellent, hot, moist and sautéed everything. Management and staff very friendly and respectful.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Have been visiting Don Valerios for many years while camping on the Eastern Shore. Never been disappointed. The food is excellent and so is the service. During our latest outing, there was a very large group taking up about half the restaurant so the wait...staff was extremely busy. But our order was taken promptly and delivered just as fast. Had to wait a few minutes for two beers and the waiter comped them along with a flan dessert. So nice of them, but not necessary. You have to try this place when in Eastville.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Yes, this out of the way place in Virginia is the real deal when it comes to Mexican (even Tex-Mex) food. Everything about Don Valerios is legit -- from the decor to the music to the staff to the food. The menu is varied, the...service is efficient, the portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable. The food? Yes, the food is good too. I do have to issue a disclaimer here (and the reason for a 3/5 rating): I had the carnitas (again, on the recommendation of another popular online review site (I've got to stop looking at that site for guidance)), and they were so salty as to be inedible. If only they had tasted as good as they looked! Luckily my wife could not finish her chicken quesadillas, so I did (and they were excellent). All in all, we're glad we stopped here, and you will be too (just be careful of those online reviews).More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We decided to get takeout from here not expecting much. However, the quality was fantastic! We know the area is limited in supplies but everything fit perfectly into the meal.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Raymundo and Cecelia both make you feel welcome the minute you walk in. A friendly greeting and a smile. The food is always excellent, hot and fresh and they have the best Margarita on The Eastern Shore. If you're looking for great Mexican food and...wonderful people this is the place to eat. I cant say enough nice about them. My favorite restaurantMore

Date of visit: June 2017
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