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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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200 State Route 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936-2606
+1 973-781-0155
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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East Hanover, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The food here is excellent. Large portions and great service. Also a BYOB which is great if you want to save a little money. Would highly recommend.

Thank Stephanie D
Wanaque, New Jersey
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Have eaten here numerous times. Everything is consistently good. This past visit we had Nachos, Fundido de Queso, Mole Chicken, and several shrimp entrees. All were excellent. Chips and salsa of course. Entrees accompanied with refried beans and rice. Service was quick and professional. A family-run business that has been around for many years. It is a BYOB and there... More 

Thank RichF81
Livingston, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband loved the food. It was decent. I wouldn't get the chicken fajita again because the chicken wasn't cut up. The salsa was a 7-8ish in heat. I like about a 6! The guacamole was delicious! My favorite part was the atmosphere. There was a guy that played the guitar and he serenaded our 5 year old with La... More 

Thank emschwartz624
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

excellent place with very friendly staff, nice menu selections at reasonable prices. Great for business or groups. They are very accommodating.

Thank bookieh1
Newark, New Jersey
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The best rice & beans come along with delicious authentic Mexican dishes. Had the shrimp, steak, salmon, and Snapper. All superb. Awesome guacamole. BYOB- Bring some tequila and they'll do the rest.

Thank Ricardo S S
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have been here many times and have always enjoyed it. This time was a disappointment. There were 4 of us and the waitress couldn't get our order straight. The garlic fish I ordered was very salty. My daughter's order was incorrect and had to be returned. Hopefully it was just a bad night.

Thank NJ4
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you have never eaten real Mexican food, you will like this place. With all the delicious cheeses available from Mexico, why do restaurants still use Cheddar cheese? Its Tex Mex, not Mexican. Mole was good, but they gave you about a tablespoon of it on top. Chicken was bone dry. Had not eaten here in years and was reminded... More 

Thank mahkou
New Jersey
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Delicious, authentic Mexican food in a charming, colorful setting. Staff is friendly and service is quick. Toddlers love it and so do their grandparents and the whole family. It can be busy at lunch time late in the week and weekend evenings. We love it, and takeout is great, too.

1 Thank SusieSunbeam
Livingston, New Jersey
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Delicious Mexican food. Staff is fast and friendly. Tucked in a small strip mall near Home Depot, it's been here for many years. The one thing that would make it better is if they had a bar. Get there early on the weekends or you'll have to wait for a table!

Thank Julie T
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

It has great service and very nice people working there. But not enough rice and refried beans. When I want to eat I like that I have enough of everything. Love the chips and salsa. Also if you want refills they charge you on fountain drinks, if you want sour cream they charge you. It can get a little pricey.

Thank ssparks57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 State Route 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936-2606
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  East Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 973-781-0155

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