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Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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3430 Village Dr, Castro Valley, CA
+1 510-538-3290
11:00 - 22:00
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Castro Valley, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like tasteless, gooey melted cheese plates you'll like this place. I tried them out when I first moved here 25 years ago and they were awful. Every once in a while I try again thinking maybe they've changed to something more authentic but no. I wish they would retire. It's a great facility. Let someone else takeover. The... More 

Thank itinerant
Castro Valley, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is o.k. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The food is consistent in quality and quantity and you know what to expect.

Thank kwehrman
Castro Valley, California, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here for large group dinners, after work drinks, with the family, as a couple and for several coaches meetings. Great place for any size party. Good drinks, good food, local, good parking.

Thank Frank L
San Lorenzo, California
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed dining here very much. I had enchiladas with mole sauce which was delicious and my wife had a salad in a tortilla bowl. She liked the salad but the bowl was far from fresh. She said it was like it was fried the day before. We did have great service and a very friendly waiter. We will go... More 

Thank Steve W
Castro Valley, CA
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Don Jose's serves typical taqueria food in a sit-down restaurant atmosphere and pricing. I'm not that into it. Service is good. The food is decent, just overpriced for very basic mexican food.

Thank jrau
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Very good food close to the Hotel and very friendly. Just a short drive down Castro Valley Blvd. A must p mm ace to eat.

Thank iwbisf
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Our guest had a roach (or roach pieces) in her meal. We told the waitress, she just said "oh". My husband said we were leaving (six of us) and not paying. She said "okay". Nuff said.

Thank OfcMgrCalifornia
San Francisco, CA
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I arrived just before Noon, and were seated right away. We were given chips & salsa right away, and our drink order came within minutes. The server was very efficient and friendly. The food was out quickly and it was good, not the best I ever had, but good. The waiter came by several times to check... More 

Thank SFtraveler49
Hayward, California
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

As another reviewer mentioned the food was ok. Our table had spicy shrimp (no offer of tortillas), burritos and crispy tacos. The table salsa was a little bland and runny. Otherwise the food was ok. Our server was very nice. Several TV's throughout so we enjoyed watching the Warrior game.

Thank Raiderfe
Oakland, CA
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've patronized Don Jose's many many times over many years. The ambiance is pleasant with a nice bar area and small covered outdoor patio. The food is consistent; pretty tasty, not exceptional. I like their salsa although I think it could be embellished a bit more.They offer a nice happy hour with good prices on some food and drink. Overall... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3430 Village Dr, Castro Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castro Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-538-3290

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