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“Quiet respite with excellent food”
Review of Don Jose Restaurant - CLOSED

Don Jose Restaurant
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Treat yourself to the Taste of the Puerto Rican cuisine. The new world cuisine of the Caribbean, with its emphasis on only the freshest ingredients and seasonings, offers an exciting blend of taste sensations. Puerto Rican cuisine has been influenced by many culinary disciplines, including European, African, and Asian to name a few. Enjoy the taste of our original mashed plantain stuffed with shrimp or chicken or just our onion beef steak with rice and beams as a sample of our great variety of Puerto Rican dishes.
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet respite with excellent food”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had been traveling all over the island and just wanted something quick and easy after a long day. The entire avenue was lit up at 9:30pm, and hopping with what seemed to be teenagers all out after the last day of school. We picked this restaurant because it was smaller compared to Lupi's right down the street, but also quieter and relatively empty. Were we ever in for a surprise!! The wine was just right for the baked chicken special, and the seasoned red snapper in garlic sauce was superb. There were so many people in and out the whole time we were there, each getting take-out and talking to the only server (and bartender) like an old friend - we realized it must be a favorite with the locals. And the price was amazing. We each had a glass of wine and a meal that filled us up, but the entire bill was a little more than $12/person. The red beans and rice were especially good that night, and my meat and potatoes son just had to order an extra serving. It was a perfect meal in an otherwise hectic area. There is also parking right next door - three spots beside the building itself. We really recommend you stop in, but be sure to look at the many specials listed on the board outside before you go in. There are a lot of choices!!

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“So Good!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Are all my meals here! The octupus salad, chicken mofongo, breakfast flank steak with rice and means and tostones, chicken wings. I came to puerto rico for puertorican food. I noticed that the hotels served American, Japanese, Italian, but no puertorican!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank atraveler619
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South Mountain, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Muy Excellente!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Absolutely delicious, flavourful Puerto rican cuisine. Restaurant is small, but always busy, which in our travels signals to us 'eat here!' The service was wonderful, both English or Spanish. Cocktail drinks were delicious and the food was amazing! Good mix of American foods such as hambugers, but n array of local mofongos, seafood dishes and local drinks.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank LycheeLovr
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Clinton, MD
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent Service Great Food!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Great Authentic Puerto Rican food! The red snapper in garlic sauce was absolutely fantastic. Great friendly service in an authentic atmosphere. I'll be coming back!

Visited April 2013
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Thank YDM425
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Puerto Rico
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice and easy”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Caribbean food with a great taste and a great service. Here you can taste a part of the Caribbean. It fusions Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic so nicely that you can't imagine the difference. Great service!!!

Visited August 2012
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Thank TaniaRichy
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