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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5811 Poyner Village Pkwy., Raleigh, NC 27616
+1 919-790-1919
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very good however larger portions would be nice. The food is typical Tex-Mex nicely presented which is something not common in many Mexican restaurants. They have an odd rule that if you want beef rather than chicken there is a 25 cent upcharge. Now really! Do you mean that you can't either absorb the quarter or change... More 

Thank Bludash
Mooresville, North Carolina
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231 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stopped by for dinner on a week night. Nicely decorated (really enjoyed some of the art work). The menu was well put together with lots of options. The chefs make some brave choices in flavor combinations that are AMAZING! We enjoyed our dinner very much. Thank you.

Thank Suzanne R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were a party of four on a busy Saturday night, but we got a table immediately and were promptly served. The waitress was engaging and personable. The chips were warm, which is always a plus. Glasses, plates, and silverware were all noticeably clean. The food arrived relatively quickly. All of the orders were correct. Portions were ideal; everything was... More 

Thank King D
Raleigh, United States
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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!

2 Thank TallTenaciousTravele
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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139 reviews
134 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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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
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41 reviews
29 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

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5811 Poyner Village Pkwy., Raleigh, NC 27616
  • 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?