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San Jose's Original Mexican Restaurant

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280 S State Road 434 Ste 1053, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3859
+1 407-647-2010
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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193 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Not crowded inside. Lots of parking. Sat us by bar (walk in door on right). Ordered drinks. Prompt. Ordered food. Prompt. Drink refill prompt. Then forever for food. Past experience food out fairly fast. Finally other staff brought out our food. Waiter Never checked on our order - there was an error with one item. I went to bar to... More 

Thank shelley b
Celebration, Florida
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Band was musically excellent, but much too loud for such a small place. I was there with 4 other women and we hoped to have a conversation. It was impossible. We had ordered before they started playing or we would have left. The food was fresh, but the service was not very good. I think our waitress was new.... More 

Thank Parkmom3
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you love authentic Mexican food this is your place! Everything they serve so delicious it will knock your socks off, and I think they have to best chips and salsa in the area ( which by the way is complementary every meal... Even when we just wanted to get dessert!) If you like Fajitas, you have to try their... More 

Thank AK_Consulting
Apopka, Florida
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A good selection on the menu and all are good. Meal came out hot and fresh.Resturant was clean and service was good. Would recommend for lunch which is cheaper or dinner.

Thank David S
Longwood, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing that really stood out with our dinner. Food tasted OK, but wouldn't go out of my way for it. It's nice that they have a very fairly priced a la carte menu for those with smaller appetites. A real bummer was the appetizer. We had the queso fundito. It was $9 and the portion size was insanely small. I... More 

Thank FlJaiAlaiFan
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Tastes like home made. Not salty. Comfortable booth and not noisy. Prices very reasonable and the selections look quite good. We both ordered Tilapia and it came perfectly cooked just to flake and the sauce and peppers and onions were delicious. We plan on going there often when the urge for Mexican flavor calls us. Location is within walking distance... More 

Thank evie p
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Went for lunch today and was not crazy about the food. If you have every had Uncle Julio's out of Texas chain, this place pales by comparison. Chips were good but salsa not so much, hot and watery. No texture or crunch. No need to go back. My husband's frajitas were tasty enough. I ordered two enchiladas and a crispy... More 

Thank Joan N
Apopka, Florida
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a great place to try authentic Mexican food. Because I visited Mexico in varios location, I can tell you that this is one of the best place to eat. Friendly, courteous service and Excellent variety of great Food!

Thank Waldy S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Awesome authentic Mexican cuisine, the prices are unbelievable. Will be back again!!!! Next time it will be happy hour. Clean atmosphere and friendly staff. Keep it up!

Thank Sergio B
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Great food good service and lots of food on your plate you leave on a full stomach. Staff is excellent and it's a nice atmosphere

Thank Kevin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 S State Road 434 Ste 1053, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3859
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Altamonte Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 407-647-2010
This is the newest of 3 family owned and operated restaurants of which all locations are accessed via the URL above.Altamonte Springs location: 407-647-2010

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?