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“Table side Guacamole + Sangria + Dinner = Good Times”

Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant
Ranked #86 of 898 Restaurants in Providence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Federal Hill
Reviewed 27 July 2018

My family and I paid a visit for dinner here recently, I was a little nervous trying this place out because Federal Hill is usually famous for its Italian fare, but this isn't the case for this restaurant as it's known for its Mexican food/drink options. Fortunately this is a great place to change the food options on Federal Hill, and I check it out again. The fresh table side guacamole was very yummy, the fresh tortilla chips are awesome, and there's quite a variety of red/white sangria (Our choice was mango/white, and oh Lawdy it's positively dangerously good!).

I chose the safe option of veggie fajitas, which were very flavorful and yummy.

Service was fantastic, overall we had a great time and I would come back here again.

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Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

The restaurant is situated in a very nice area of town, Federal Hill, which is more known for Italian restaurants and has a lot happening there so I guess to make over for the high rent for the restaurant they have to charge more for sub-par food. Ordered some appetizers that were ok, but not as flavorful as I would like. Back patio was nice and person was attentive but just was not at all impressed with the food for that particular pricepoint. And salsa was not free! Which is blasphemous at any authentic Mexican restaurant.

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Thank Monique C
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Having eaten plenty of Italian food we decided to ignore the splendid looking Italian restaurants on Federal Hill and chose Don Jose’s instead.
We were given a choice of eating areas and opted for the rear patio.
Service was nicely unhurried and we were asked for a main course order only when we had eaten the delicious nachos starter (share it!!). This gave time for digestion and conversation plus the excellent people watching.
The food cannot be faulted and it was served with a smile. Perhaps a little pricey but that is the nature of the area.
Don’t just consider the plethora of Italian restaurants- give this place a go; you won’t regret it

Thank Trail372134
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

over on Plainfield Street and thank goodness we did! The service, atmosphere and food are all genuine at Don Jose's. Drinks were delicious and the food was even better. Started with the Guac appetizer, which was prepared tableside and was absolutely delicious. Party ordered chicken fajitas, a chicken thigh special and quesadillas and all were happy with the results. Have never considered eating here due to the splendidness of all the Italian restaurants on Federal Hill, but if you're in the mood for authentic Mexican food, Don Jose's is a great place to go. Would return in a heartbeat. As for the other joint referenced at the beginning, they had maybe 10 tables, there's no place to park, no valet service and when we finally got in, we just stood there like we didn't exist. No one acknowledges you, takes your name or gives you an inkling of how long the wait us, they just stare at you....very awkward.

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Thank pawliepockets
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Don't let the chain-y name deter you; this is a charming authentic Mexican restaurant with great food, margaritas and service. The tamale was possibly the best I ever had. We sadly skipped the table service guac as there were too many other appetizers we wanted to try (empanadas, queso fundido, and the tamale) but watched as the server made it for another table - it looked great. Mains were very good, too, and there are many options. We also tried several of the desserts: simple but good. I liked that I could taste the sweetened condensed milk in the tres leches cake. Servers were friendly and accommodating. Our valet was a hustler, too! (In the good sense. He RAN for our car, and we had it in minutes.)

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Thank Racwoh
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