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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
+1 510-538-3290
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived just before Noon, and were seated right away. We were given chips & salsa right away, and our drink order came within minutes. The server was very efficient and friendly. The food was out quickly and it was good, not the best I ever had, but good. The waiter came by several times to check... More 

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Thank SFtraveler49
Hayward, California
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As another reviewer mentioned the food was ok. Our table had spicy shrimp (no offer of tortillas), burritos and crispy tacos. The table salsa was a little bland and runny. Otherwise the food was ok. Our server was very nice. Several TV's throughout so we enjoyed watching the Warrior game.

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Thank Raiderfe
Oakland, CA
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've patronized Don Jose's many many times over many years. The ambiance is pleasant with a nice bar area and small covered outdoor patio. The food is consistent; pretty tasty, not exceptional. I like their salsa although I think it could be embellished a bit more.They offer a nice happy hour with good prices on some food and drink. Overall... More 

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Thank FoodieDoodie58
Evanston
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231 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our granddaughters love the Kid's Food & Drinks menu. It is very typical fare and very local to the area in a strip mall with other dining and shopping options. We didn't break the bank.

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Thank Noel J
Castro Valley, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great local Mexican restaurant with a casual feel. Food is always good with an inexpensive price. The menu has many selections along with the standard 1-3 item combo plates. Place has a full bar and banquet room. Restaurant can get a little crowded on the weekends but not usually a problem during the week. If you are looking for a... More 

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Thank Srprotect
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Pretty typical Americanized Mexican food. Our favorite time to come here is to have appetizers in the afternoon or to have just dessert (the Bunelo is the best thing on the menu) late at night.

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Thank Katey B
Castro Valley
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Decent margarita - just don't get the pre-mixed ones! Good food - some authentic dishes. Always good service with food served hot! Check the cocktail menu for the really good drinks!

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Thank Valerie S
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Don Jose's is an exceptional Mexican restaurant. I wish that I can give it 10 stars. The service was okay. The food was excellent. I recommend eating the enchiladas. I would recommend Don Jose's to everyone who likes Mexican food.

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Thank Aaron P
Hayward, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I've eaten in Don Jose's for years because a group I belong to meets there--otherwise, I'd pass. While the decor is authentic, the food is mediocre and the service is uneven. I lived in Mexico for six years, so am probably more demanding than most. The dish which I use to make a quick judgement of Mexican restaurants is chile... More 

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Thank FD B
Castro Valley, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food but this sucks. They don't even try. Melted cheese food plate. It's a great facility. I wish someone else would take over.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3430 Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castro Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-538-3290

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