We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Don Jose Mexican Food

) #330 of 2,597 Restaurants in Phoenix $$ - $$$ Mexican,
3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
+1 602-955-7870
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tostadas” (3 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3734 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-7508
Write a Review
Reviews (35)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from Germany and we're craving some Mexican food. We found Don Jose on TripAdvisor and google and decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. A small disclaimer: we didn't really care if it was authentic or not, everything is...More

Thank NM237
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is quite possibly one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to. I will definitely be back I would definitely recommend it to EVERYONE

Thank montanacountrygal
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome dinner for a family of five. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and chimichangas. All tasted great. Three of us had margaritas and they tasted great. Highly recommend this place. This is a cash only restaurant...More

Thank DaveJohnson1
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is always one of the stops on our trips to the Phoenix Area. It a great, family run restaurant with friendly service and the same delicious food they have had for years. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu but bring...More

Thank Lauren V
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The menu here is not good for vegetarians BUT they have terrific service and can come up with several excellent options for you if you ask. The food here is awesome and the service is incredible. Try a fajita quesadilla if you are a vegetarian....More

Thank Maedog73
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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
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
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...More

Thank northernk
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...More

Thank jpendle1990
Nearby Restaurants
Jewel's Bakery & Cafe
56 reviews
.62 km away
Helio Basin Brewing Company
15 reviews
.42 km away
Hog Wild pit bar-b-q
10 reviews
.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
David & Gladys Wright House
48 reviews
3.72 km away
Arizona Military Museum
30 reviews
3.30 km away
Chinese Cultural Center
82 reviews
3.04 km away
Celebrity Theatre
101 reviews
3.22 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Don Jose Mexican Food staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing