We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Go for the drinks, not the food.”

Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 94 Restaurants in Castro Valley
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 4, 2013

One step above Taco Bell as far as real Mexican food goes. Definitely caters to a whitebread crowd. Bland food with no kick and small portions to boot. Great bar though, just don't expect much from the restaurant.

1  Thank Dave B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (81)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

72 - 76 of 81 reviews

Reviewed November 8, 2012

Mall-quality faux Mexican food situated in the midst of several Mexican restaurants with comida Mexicana autentica. Try El Burrito Loco just across the street in the Lucky parking lot.

1  Thank Ken D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 1, 2012

All of the standard list of mexican fare is available. Salsa is mild on the cilantro and mild on spice designed for the standard diner. I prefer a choice and something a beer vendor would sell but my wife and son enjoyed it and I was alright with it. Our three year old enjoyed his birthday dinner and a little dessert just right for him. Service was above average... The restaurant has a nice open floor plan and high ceilings decorated in the style of the exterior of a cantina or restaurant from south of the border... Tasteful and appropriate.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TiffandLew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 25, 2012

I have been coming here for 24 years! I love the food and ambiance. Great chimichangas too. Spent a lot of birthdays here as well. Yummy!

Thank LauraY23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Went there on a friday night. Wait was under 15 minutes. Service was quick and friendly. I had chili verde, which was reaaly good, but the refried beans were the best i have ever had. Servings were generous but not overwhelming. Really like the service, they were vert attentive but we never felt rushed. We will be back as it is our new favorite mexican restaurant in the bay area.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank RNJ45
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing