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Don Jose's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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2681 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801-1314
+1 714-995-2661
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Chile rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, this place is for hungry people! Maybe it's not the most authentic Mexican food on the planet, but they serve it up hot and ready to eat. Booths are large and comfortable, and even when they're busy (like on Sunday afternoons), the wait is worth it. Dig in amigos!

Thank Alfred D
Fullerton, California
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This trip to Don Jose I had the Carne Asada and Shrimp Plate, it was very good. normally I get one of the many combination plates. My family and I have always had good service at this location, it has two large dining rooms, and a really large bar/dining area as well. they have a happy hour, but we usually... More 

Thank Jim B
Buena Park, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We've been eating here for many years. Never disappointed, the food is always good. There is a small banquet area for larger group dining. Prices are very fair. Sometimes they have a coupon in our local mailer - buy one entree, get one free. The coupon is good Monday-Wednesday. They also have a special "Taco Tuesdays".

Thank Pam S
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Your never sure how many families will actually show up for an after game dinner, they were very accommodating to us. We ended up with about 16 in our party, they had no problem keeping out chips and salsa coming, water glasses full and even will to split checks! Everything looked great! Nobody had anything leftover so I'd say everyone... More 

Thank Dawne M
Huntsville, Texas
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212 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place is next to the Econo Lodge so I imagine they do get a lot of business from there. The food was decent, the chips and salsa tasted bland. Service was good.

Thank Dale K
Anaheim, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Always a great HOT meal. Drinks refilled and salsa and chips which are always warm brought without have to ask for more. Service has always been excellent as we have eaten here for the last fifteen years, and hope to for the next fifteen.

Thank Elaine V
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

From homemade salsa and chips to fantastic lunch and drink specials this place is great. Fantastic value. We loved the mango and peach margaritas along with everything. Everything was amazing. Just amazing. Wish they'd come to gulf coast in Al. We need good Mexican food there!!!

Thank Tina Y
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386 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

My family had dinner here on our first night of our California vacation. The food and service were good. Seems to be a popular place with the locals.

Thank TravelIntl
Yorba Linda, California
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Service was good. Food so so only. Go to Tio Chavez on Yorba Linda Blvd and Imperial Hwy. Absolutely the best. Don Jose's no big deal. Margaritas pretty good.

Thank foodcritic010
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

attentive service, very tasty food. reasonable prices. well cared for, clean restaurant. a very satisfying lunch.

Thank nancy m

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2681 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801-1314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim
  • Phone Number: +1 714-995-2661

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