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31712 Casino Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
+1 951-245-6131
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been many many times to Don Jose's and we love it. The carnitas are EXCELLENT. Tender and Juicy pork with a perfect crispy finish......and a HUGE portion.....always enough for lunch the next day. The servers and staff are polite, attentive and fast, and always stop to chat......wonderful folks make for a great dining experience......cannot go wrong. Best to... More 

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Yakama, Washington
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite when I eat Mexican food, is to order Chili Relleno. I have became a connoisseur. I order it at every place I go (Mexican, that is) I have to give this place a 10 star for it. It is cooked just right, not overdone or under cooked. Yummy cheese and fillings. Try it, you will like it. We... More 

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Tehachapi
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love good authentic Mexican food. This isn't it - not by a long shot. If anyone wants to know what Mexican dishes are like without any hints of spiciness or tasty flavor, this is the place to go. Three of us tried their enchiladas and chile rellenos. There was nothing real bad about the food, but we all agreed... More 

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Tortilla's were stale and falling apart, salsa of this type comes from a jar, jeeze get a rope!! Overpriced and not very clean, get it together and it's possible this could be a one star establishment, YUCK!!!!

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Been going here for years, and their food is very good, more along the lines of American Mexican (lots of cheese), but they do have more authentic Mexican choices too. I usually get tacos, or a burrito without cheese, my parents like the enchiladas, my husband likes the enchiladas too, my brother-in-law likes the Mexican pizza, and my niece usually... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The restaurant is lively and busy, a good sign if you are new to the area. The service and food were excellent, the meals were huge and most people needed a doggy bag. The home made cocktails were amazing. This is great value for money and is a must do.

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Thank richard k
Menifee, California
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We frenetically visit here. We all love Mexican food. And Don Jose is one of the best in the area. The have great tacos and enchiladas.

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Thank Nannab77
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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425 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our first visit to this location and we were impressed by the food and excellent service. My two Enchiladas Suizas were more than I could eat in one sitting so one will be dinner tomorrow. Our server Ramon M. was friendly and greeted us right away. My wife is on a special diet so she explained it to Ramon and... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Don Jose's with my family forever! My favorite is the Mexican pizza. A half order is big enough to fill you up. Prices are a little high and service has been slow lately, but food is good and staff is friendly.

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Thank CAblueyedgirl
Moreno Valley, California
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have had brunch at many places before so I decided to try this place out with friends and family. Every "brunch" restaurant I have gone to usually has a buffet and a variety of food. This place only has omelettes to choose from and the champagne is not unlimited like most places, its by the glass. I wont be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31712 Casino Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Elsinore
  • Phone Number: +1 951-245-6131

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