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Don Jose

31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
+1 951-245-6131
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Go for great Margaritas (especially the Cadillacs) and large portion for appetizers...dinners are good but average. We enjoy their happy hour specials and fun atmosphere...

Thank 196christiew
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We only had a few minutes to eat before needing to be down for the street at the bowling alley. We were quickly seated and served. Food was hot and delicious.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We are visiting Lake Elsinore and came upon this restaurant. It is bright, comfortable and efficient. We were seated immediately and our server was attentive and efficient. The food was good. When we got our bill we were surprised to have been given a 15%...More

Thank Mary Lu A
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Our family came here with a 2 year old child and atmosphere was great. Service was outstanding. The servings were large and hot and tasted great. You won't be disappointed choosing this restaurant of you are hungry for excellent Mexican food.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love the food here, but service is a little slow... Great manager, love Marina, she has been here a long time. She is very nice.

Thank MEma26qts
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you sit in the bar for happy hour, plan to speak loud. They play the music so loud you can't hear your self think. The drinks are watered down, very weak. The food is a great value during happy hour and the platters are...More

Thank suzannesB4311QH
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Don. Jose always has good Mexican Food. Good Service homemade tortillas fresh fruit omelettes to order. You never leave hungry!!

Thank marquez207
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We have been many many times to Don Jose's and we love it. The carnitas are EXCELLENT. Tender and Juicy pork with a perfect crispy finish......and a HUGE portion.....always enough for lunch the next day. The servers and staff are polite, attentive and fast, and...More

Thank waslick
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My favorite when I eat Mexican food, is to order Chili Relleno. I have became a connoisseur. I order it at every place I go (Mexican, that is) I have to give this place a 10 star for it. It is cooked just right, not...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love good authentic Mexican food. This isn't it - not by a long shot. If anyone wants to know what Mexican dishes are like without any hints of spiciness or tasty flavor, this is the place to go. Three of us tried their enchiladas...More

Thank Don C
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Nick P
8 February 2017|
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Response from Col c | Reviewed this property |
I can not answer, never have gone there for happy hour, either.
Kevin B
11 November 2016|
Response from AKFatBoy | Reviewed this property |
I didn't get a name.
Carmen M
31 May 2016|
Response from Carmen M |
Can I purchase a gift certificate - I live out of state?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4547
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Elsinore
  • Phone Number: +1 951-245-6131
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