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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

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200 State Route 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936-2606
+1 973-781-0155
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Morristown, New Jersey
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172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My primary reason for a 3 star rating is spice, or shall I note the lack of spice. Mexican food should have some heat, not burn your lips off but some tingle to reflect the type of cuisine from that part of the world. I am not sure if we should have said "kick it up a notch" but neither... More 

Thank robert h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We love this place, gorgeous paintings on walls, very distinct tables and overall decorations. Very good food with wide variety of choices. Decent prices will not ruin your budget. We love it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
East Hanover, New Jersey
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food here is excellent. Large portions and great service. Also a BYOB which is great if you want to save a little money. Would highly recommend.

Thank Stephanie D
Wanaque, New Jersey
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Have eaten here numerous times. Everything is consistently good. This past visit we had Nachos, Fundido de Queso, Mole Chicken, and several shrimp entrees. All were excellent. Chips and salsa of course. Entrees accompanied with refried beans and rice. Service was quick and professional. A family-run business that has been around for many years. It is a BYOB and there... More 

Thank RichF81
Livingston, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband loved the food. It was decent. I wouldn't get the chicken fajita again because the chicken wasn't cut up. The salsa was a 7-8ish in heat. I like about a 6! The guacamole was delicious! My favorite part was the atmosphere. There was a guy that played the guitar and he serenaded our 5 year old with La... More 

Thank emschwartz624
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

excellent place with very friendly staff, nice menu selections at reasonable prices. Great for business or groups. They are very accommodating.

Thank bookieh1
Newark, New Jersey
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The best rice & beans come along with delicious authentic Mexican dishes. Had the shrimp, steak, salmon, and Snapper. All superb. Awesome guacamole. BYOB- Bring some tequila and they'll do the rest.

Thank Ricardo S S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have been here many times and have always enjoyed it. This time was a disappointment. There were 4 of us and the waitress couldn't get our order straight. The garlic fish I ordered was very salty. My daughter's order was incorrect and had to be returned. Hopefully it was just a bad night.

Thank NJ4
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you have never eaten real Mexican food, you will like this place. With all the delicious cheeses available from Mexico, why do restaurants still use Cheddar cheese? Its Tex Mex, not Mexican. Mole was good, but they gave you about a tablespoon of it on top. Chicken was bone dry. Had not eaten here in years and was reminded... More 

Thank mahkou
New Jersey
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Delicious, authentic Mexican food in a charming, colorful setting. Staff is friendly and service is quick. Toddlers love it and so do their grandparents and the whole family. It can be busy at lunch time late in the week and weekend evenings. We love it, and takeout is great, too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 State Route 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936-2606
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  East Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 973-781-0155

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