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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
+1 910-754-9181
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lunch of chili poblanos and chili rellanos which we typically order for the sake of comparison with other Mexican restaurants. Both were among the best we've ever had! We especially enjoyed the extra flavorful salsa and smoky refried beans. Very reasonable prices at lunch. Service is fast and friendly.

Thank gatortunor
Supply, North Carolina
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection, reasonable pricing & attentive wait staff. Recently renovated & much nicer interior.

Thank Robin M
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good experience, staff always friendly and attentive. Food is always great and plenty on plates. Steak fajita nachos my favorite.

Thank Kenneth E
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Mexican and try it out many places. (By the way we have tried in 20 countries outside the US and Mexico and it is never good.) This place is the real deal with fresh Guacamole and good Margaritas, a must for any good place in our reviews. Food is tasy and fresh. Glad to have it within easy... More 

Thank Eric H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Enjoyed variety tacos, great guacamole with chips. House margaritas good with their chips and salsa.

Thank Sally-Joe5914
Franklin, North Carolina
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Excellent menu with lots of great options! Great service with knowledgeable servers. If you want to venture out and try something new, this is the place. Our server described my menu choice to a tee and I was not disappointed. Great food with generous portions!

Thank Barbara H
Little River, South Carolina
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was my first trip to San Jose Restaurant, but certainly not the last. I went with a friend and we shared each others' dinners. I started with a $2 margarita, then we shared seafood chimichangas and a chicken with spinach and bacon dish. Both were luscious, and we both had enough to take some home. Our waiter was friendly... More 

Thank Kathiej
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This restaurant is in a small strip of stores next to Lowes foods. The food is amazing, the service is first rate and their drinks are made like you would make them at home. You must visit you'll come back again and again

Thank Anthony M
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Charming little place. Happened on this spot after shopping. The food was reasonably priced, portion size big and the atmosphere friendly. Home made chips n salsa along with many menu items to choose from. Thumbs up!

Thank ma15211
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in the Lowe's Food shopping center on Main Street we found this hidden gem. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Even the Mexican beer on tap was a bargain. Will return and even make a special trip. Better than either of the two choices for Mexican in Cherry Grove Beach.

Thank Jim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte
  • Phone Number: +1 910-754-9181

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