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Don Jose's

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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3848 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
+1 951-687-2280
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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Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here for 30 years and it NEVER disappoints. Great atmosphere, service and food whether you come for lunch, dinner or brunch. It's always the place to take family or friends visiting as they are always please with their meal.

Thank storeimcloud
Riverside, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and great Food! Love their salsa! I eat here monthly, love chicken enchiladas, taco salads, chili Verde burritos, abondigus soup

Thank Janet M
Riverside, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go straight to the bar area (I am not a child friendly person and there are usually less children in the bar area), The staff there are friendly and attentive, The food is good. We go a lot at happy hour as we get more for our money then, Always have a great time whether we go for... More 

Thank Kathie H
Remer, Minnesota
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73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Good Mexican food - decent service - as with many many restaurants there is a definite need for a separate dining area for adults... and those with kids.... Loud kids, unconcerned parents, on two sides of our booth made the experience much less than it should have and could have been. Even the waiter was embarrassed and apologetic... frankly we... More 

Thank Randy R
Riverside, California
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Our family has been going to this restaurant for over 15 years - always a favorite place to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays. Don't fill up on chips and salsa so you have room for the other delicious foods on the menu. The flan for dessert is a great ending to the meal. We normally get the chicken chimichangas.... More 

1 Thank FitnessTrekker
Corona, California
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144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch and I had to send back the chili Colorado dish I ordered. The waitress quickly took care of this and the replacement dish was good!

Thank richardlewis115
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

So apparently the night we went they were celebrating their 44th anniversary with $3 taco and enchilada plate. They were very busy, there were a ton of people waiting outside. We thought uh oh, since we weren't there for the deal, we were there for our regular dinner. The hostess quoted 30 min. Wait. It turned out to be just... More 

Thank Priscilla A
Southern California
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199 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were meeting my daughter and her family for Father's Day and was looking at a location that would be mid-way between our homes. We used to go to Don Jose's a lot many years ago and could not remembered why we stopped. Now we know. When I called for reservations, they said they opened at 10:00. They opened at... More 

1 Thank Clete
Grand Terrace, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

My go to item here is the Seafood Chalupa Salad. Delicious fajita style shrimp on a bed of greens. Essentially a Cobb salad but the meat is bacon and shrimp. When we host family from out of town, this is THE Mexican place we always go to.

Thank rhs88grad
Peoria, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Never been to this Don Joses so figured let's try it Great choice food was excellent and tasty! Everyone was friendly really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere excellent dining experience Will go back and try something else from the menu😋

Thank Karen O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 3848 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-687-2280

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