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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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127 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7525
+1 907-235-7963
11:00 - 09:30
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Thu 11:00 - 09:30
Fri - Wed 11:00 - 21:30
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to say but, Just ewwww. Nope, notta. No. NOT good. Not at all. Not even the Margaritas. The food rates a zero. Service was ok, but certainly not friendly.

Thank randynina
Oakhurst, CA
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I always enjoy visiting Don Jose' when I'm in Homer. Good Mexican Food in a friendly setting. Good service.

Thank GoldenKatie
La Mesa, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Alaska is known for their seafood obviously and not for Mexican cuisine, but if you're a Southern Californian like my husband and I, we can't go very long without our Mexican food "fix". We've eaten at this restaurant each time we've visited Homer, and I would recommend.

Thank shereenichols4265
Homer, Alaska
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

In no way can the food be considered authentic, fresh, or of high quality. Having been to this restaurant several times, I've realized that it is a waste of time and money. I suppose it is the only option for slightly Mexican style food in this area, but I'd rather go without than eat what tastes like frozen chile relleno... More 

Thank akwildrose
Homer, Alaska
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We ate and drank at Don Jose's recently and it was delicious. Carla made the best margarita's. We had the calamari to start, best calamari ever. Dinner was also excellent. Burrito's were super. Great service. Plus our friends paid the bill, we'll treat them next summer. Our annual get together at Jose's.

Thank Kim K
Victoria MN USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place does a nice job on Mexican food. If you need a break from seafood, I would recommend this place. We had the enchilada's trio (one of 3 different kinds) and they were great. Drinks are a bit pricey, but the food is always good.

Thank Steve L
Golden, Colorado
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We wanted to eat Mexican food in Homer and found this place. My boys ordered the burrito with chilli relleno stuffed inside. They liked theirs really well. I had a Taco salad that was just okay. The lettuce tasted a bit old. Also it was pretty expensive but I do think most things in Homer are more expensive than Anchorage... More 

Thank Natasha B
Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We decided to try this Don Jose's since we know the one in Anchorage is good. Badly disappointed. The manager stayed behind the bar and did not do very much managing or helping out when the restaurant was very busy. We had a new waitress that was not at all trained and we waited for everything from the time we... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Our favorite place for Mexican in Homer. Always enjoy the tableside preparation of guacamole. Nice ripe avacados and your choice of ingredients to make it right just for you. Menu pretty standard and quality is reliable, though not spectacular. Good for your Mexican fix.

Thank akbear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner her with friends the Saturday before Mother's Day. Our server was supper good to our little special needs girls. Food was terrific.

Thank Beth M

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603-7525
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-7963

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