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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
+1 919-790-1919
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Raleigh, United States
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went late Friday after some shopping. There was a line to be seated which drew us in. Food was extremely good, dishes don't come with rice and beans unless it says. They have Pepsi products just FYI.

Thank James E
Southern California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has EXCELLENT Mexican food, nice employees, and serves very substantial portions. I am very picky about Mexican food growing up in SoCal so, I was a little hesitant to try this but I am very glad that I did!

1 Thank TallTenaciousTravele
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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127 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food is always high quality, plentiful, hot and very tasty. The service is prompt and very attentive.

Thank Alan G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted to try this place because I love Mexican! This was below average. The location is deceiving, very large inside. We were sat on the bar side and we were given chips then told someone else would come serve us. Sat for awhile before the same server finally came back to take our order. She was very good after... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Clayton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I went to San Jose with my mom and we met up with my brother for dinner. I ordered what sounded like a really good salad on the menu but what showed up to the table was completely different (and disappointing). The salad was supposed to come with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cucumbers, a piquin chile raspberry... More 

Thank Pirategrl11
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My wife and frequent this joint whenever we are on that side of the county. I always get the Vegetarian E which comes with 3 different items! Their made at the table guacamole is always very good. Friendly service and always quick to the table.

Thank officerb
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat and drink with friends or family. They can accommodate large parties. Outdoor seating is available looking over a man made pond. Their seafood dishes are fresh and delicious! Service is great and fast. I had the shrimp dish with avacado and tomatoes and was delicious.

Thank 919FrankieTraveler
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Every time i come to this place I leave with a great satisfaction besides a full tummy lol... Best mexican restaurant in the triangle

Thank J L
Durham, North Carolina
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This is the best San Jose I've tried (of three locations). Loved the tacos, guacamole and chicken enchiladas. Excellent service. If you're in the area with a craving for Mexican, definitely stop here!

Thank JayLorraine
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

We have visited San Jose numerous times with excellent food and prices. This is where we take visitors.

Thank Bonnie E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5811 Poyner Village Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27616-3376
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-790-1919

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