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San Jose Restaurant

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1565 Benvenue Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-6383
+1 252-442-2600
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was clean and the wait staff were attentive, however the music was very loud (even after I asked them to turn it down). I ordered chicken nachos but had to order more cheese sauce as sauce was so thin. My husband's chicken burrito was average as were the refried beans. Will not be returning to this restaurant.

Thank Gwen D
Boulder, Colorado
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151 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place tries to be a Mexican restaurant, but the food is all Americanized. Even my kids thought that the food was terrible. Getting service to our table was very difficult. I would never go back here again, even for a free meal. The management of this place should be placed in stocks and have people throw coins at them.... More 

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Food, including desserts, not particularly good. Service is good and they do offer lunch specials and military discounts. Seems to lack the spirit of Mexican food.

Thank uncltim
Nashville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Love going to San Jose to dinner or lunch. Start out with good chips and salsa and sodas or adult beverages. Then order from the menu and they bring out while it is hot. Delicious!

Thank tlstanley99
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have been there many times over the years and sometimes the food is awesome and then the next it's not that great. Service is pretty good.

Thank LmbNashville_NC
Rocky Mount NC
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

As often happens when a local restaurant expands, too many changes occur and, sadly, the food is frequently the thing that goes south. That was the case today at lunch. Salsa had an odd taste, no 'white sauce'--the white creamy dip with jalapeno juice, runny cheese sauce on an otherwise good lunch dish, tasteless fish tacos with cabbage on top... More 

1 Thank NCCUfootballmom
Durham, North Carolina
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I've gotten take out here several times, it is very good Mexican. Great chicken enchiladas, and guacamole is good (but not the best I've ever had). I like this location a lot better than the last one (service is a little better), and feels a lot more like other restaurants in the chain now (with my favorite being the location... More 

Thank JayLorraine
Rocky Mount NC
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the area for salsa and chips and shrimp tacos. Good service, good prices, good food. I like the new restaurant, but the chairs at the tables are much too heavy and cumbersome for the dainty and weak, so we usually wait for a booth.

Thank NCCUfootballmom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I've lived in Rocky Mount for most of my life and upon moving away, when I return I always come back to here. I love the fajitas, and when you get your chips you have to ask for the "white sauce" it is one of the best things on the menu. When we're in town we eat here at least... More 

1 Thank KMS1534
Rocky Mount, NC
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

San Jose Restaurant has recently moved to their new location near the Golden East Shopping Mall. Facilities were clean and attractive; had a good South Western atmosphere. Service was good (even though the place was PACKED). Food arrived timely and was hot. We had the combination plate (Chili Rellenos & enchiladas). Food was tasty. Also had the made-at-table guacamole. Prices... More 

Thank rmtraveler5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1565 Benvenue Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-6383
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-442-2600

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