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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
+1 919-790-1919
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We will NOT be back. Food was mediocre, and service was AWFUL considering the staff made it seem like WE were the burden when we informed them a METAL TWIST TIE made it into my food. We've always noticed people enjoying nice drinks outside whenever we've walked by in the past, and we figured we'd give the location a try.... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Lenox, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a nice dinner of chicken fajitas with corn tortillas and was very pleased with the service; quality of food; and their salsas. They have me the standard salsa and they gave me two more, when I asked for a "hot" salsa. Both were just what I asked for: very spicy and flavorful. One was smokey and the other... More 

Thank FJV2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have dined here previously a handful of times but will never, ever be back after our recent experience. We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 teenage daughters, who stopped in around 6:00 on a Saturday night. Restaurant was busy, yet not slammed, no one was waiting for a table, and there were available tables in the... More 

Thank CTurch
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had the shrimp tacos - very good. They were served with a cream/sour cream sauce that was amazing. No tongue tacos on the menu though, which are my favorites. The salsa was spicy but thin - I tend to like a slightly thicker salsa. The chips weren't the freshest. Server was very good. An average to slightly above average... More 

Thank Bz3rk
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The food was very good however larger portions would be nice. The food is typical Tex-Mex nicely presented which is something not common in many Mexican restaurants. They have an odd rule that if you want beef rather than chicken there is a 25 cent upcharge. Now really! Do you mean that you can't either absorb the quarter or change... More 

Thank Bludash
Mooresville, North Carolina
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234 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stopped by for dinner on a week night. Nicely decorated (really enjoyed some of the art work). The menu was well put together with lots of options. The chefs make some brave choices in flavor combinations that are AMAZING! We enjoyed our dinner very much. Thank you.

Thank Suzanne R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were a party of four on a busy Saturday night, but we got a table immediately and were promptly served. The waitress was engaging and personable. The chips were warm, which is always a plus. Glasses, plates, and silverware were all noticeably clean. The food arrived relatively quickly. All of the orders were correct. Portions were ideal; everything was... More 

Thank King D
Raleigh, United States
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went late Friday after some shopping. There was a line to be seated which drew us in. Food was extremely good, dishes don't come with rice and beans unless it says. They have Pepsi products just FYI.

Thank James E
Southern California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This restaurant has EXCELLENT Mexican food, nice employees, and serves very substantial portions. I am very picky about Mexican food growing up in SoCal so, I was a little hesitant to try this but I am very glad that I did!

2 Thank TallTenaciousTravele
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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142 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food is always high quality, plentiful, hot and very tasty. The service is prompt and very attentive.

Thank Alan G

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-790-1919

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