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Don Jose Mexican Food

$$ - $$$
Camelback East
Mexican, Southwestern
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3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
+1 602-955-7870
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended by a friend, good food, good price, great service. Beware it is cash only, or they charge a $1 to run a card, if it even works. I would come again.

Thank JLars34
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been eating here since the late 60's its always good food at a reasonable price.The last time I ate here 2 weeks ago the food was as good as it was 40 years ago.

Thank Richard N
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Don Jose's has been a family favorite for years now. Nothing fancy but their salsa is so good and the #1 can always turn a bad day around (taco, 2 cheese enchiladas & beans).

Thank Heidi H
Phoenix, Arizona
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501 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

So this used to be a IHOP old school style , self evident in interior and exterior design of the restaurant for those that remember. food was outstanding , service very very good. Hot salsas on for the chips were great as well. make sure you try the creme sauce with Jalipeno's. Cant' wait to return since i had such... More 

Thank northernk
Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love love LOVE this place. It is my favorite Mexican restaurant and they have the absolute best salsa. I've never had a better salsa. I get the tacos every time because they put cheese on top of the meat AND on top of the lettuce. My husband loves the red burro. This is mom and popped owned and the... More 

Thank jpendle1990
Hinsdale, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Surprisingly good Mexican food for a great price! On weekends they have delicious carnitas! Recommended by in-laws who have been going there for a long time.

Thank echick55
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall tasty low cost Mexican food. Nothing fancy, a few bottled beers. The best shredded beef, hot sauce I could do as a shooter. :-) $ 10.00 per person will fill your needs.

Thank David H
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Look no further, Don Jose Mexican Food is the place for authentic Sonoran food at affordable prices! This restaurant has been in business since 1966, closing in 2007 for 3 yrs, as the original owners were retiring and were looking for a buyer who wanted his building atmosphere and family recipes! We popped in with a party of 9, a... More 

Thank Larry W
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This has been our favorite for years - like 30 years! If you come here expecting what you get at the typical chain restaurant, this is not going to happen. Service is different - you are handed menus and told to have a seat. Food is just good food, hot sauce has never changed and you pay with cash (if... More 

Thank BeckyBebe
Russellville, AL
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We were looking for local Mexican food being in AZ one think that would not be a problem wrong. Don Jose's was the very worst there or any other place I have had Mexican. No yes no seasoning with no taste at all just aweful.

Thank Ned-N-Helen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighbourhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-955-7870

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