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San Jose's Original Mexican Restaurant

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4315 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711-5349
+1 352-536-2006
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Clermont, but last 3 visits the service has been bad. Food is consistent, frozen drinks from bar have been not blended well last several visit, large frozen chunks.

Thank Andrew J
Orlando, Florida
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246 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standard run of the mill Mexican place. I have been to this location in the past for drinks and chips, always had a fun time between a great staff and good drink specials. Had a day off from work to start the new year and decided to check it out for lunch. standard Mexican menu and I settled on simple... More 

Thank kliq6
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing from the usual excellence chicken soup wasn't great guacamole was whipped and salty.. chicken fajitas made my husband sick...

Thank mrszcop
Minneola, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Food is good, service is great and they treat you like family. Can't ask for more. I've been going to San Jose for a period of two years. The first time we were welcome by two of their best Servers Gustavo and Santiago. They truly went the extra mile to please us and provide us with the best service. Now... More 

1 Thank JuanitaJenny
Topeka, Kansas, Usa
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126 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After a fun day at Disney's Animal Kingdom we were tired but wanted Mexican food. We called San Jose's Mexican Restaurant and ordered. It was ready on time and was excellent. It came with chips and salsa which were delicious also!

Thank Dave F
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Come here every Winter Season ~ Food, Service & Staff are amazing every time!! Keep up the great work! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Judi B
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Best chicken soup on the planet..also had a very fresh chicken taco, soft corn, loved it.Guacamole excellent too..a

Thank mrszcop
Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We learned years ago about the San Jose Tee shirt special on Tuesday evening. The food is very good and it is lots of fun to be there with the other Tee shirt crowd. If you are wearing a San Jose Tee shirt, your entree is half price on Tuesday. So, get you a Tee and plan on the event.

1 Thank hoganc64
Elburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The food here is plentiful, and served fairly quickly. I think the place is mostly known for its Tuesday evening dinner service, where one gets a 50% discount if wearing any San Jose branded t-shirt. Other than that, there is not a great deal that separates this restaurant from most of the entry level offerings in this genre.

Thank Ronald F
Wheaton, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We go there for happy hour often on Fridays. Very busy. Bean dip and salsa combined makes for a great dip. Excellent food.

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 4315 S Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711-5349
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: +1 352-536-2006

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