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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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124 US-46 East, Netcong, NJ 07857
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Newark, New Jersey
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best rice and beans accompany many of the best authentic Mexican dishes. The Netcong location has liquor and East Hanover is BYOB. The Netcong location also has molcajete (sizzling stone pot). It's VERY GOOD! One thing to be careful of, my daughter asked for more sour cream and was charged $1.50 for a side of sour cream- but guess... More 

Thank Ricardo S S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Always great food and atmosphere, reasonably priced. Always a full house too, so often there are wait times.

Thank Cathy A
New Jersey
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304 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place is just to awesome on its delicious Mexican food they serve The decor is also very colorful and appealing

Thank Sanjeev_Sharma
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Don Jose is a great experience all around. The food is delicious, the drinks are large, and it's a fun, family experience. The bar is very small, so it's not really good for hanging out and watching any games. On weekends the wait can be long, but it's really really worth it. Lots of free parking and it's affordable. The... More 

Thank Grace C
Hardyston Township, New Jersey
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Thursday night dinner with family. Mexican food is one of our favorites. Place was packed - always a good sign. Greeted with a smile - everyone we came in contact with was friendly. Loved the room - the decor, the music, the whole vibe. Food was great - started with the chorizo followed by enchiladas (some got beef, some got... More 

Thank adeluciajr
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is always the first place I mention when someone wants to meet for dinner!!! A real fun place with great food and friendly service.

Thank Love2Travel952
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious! The decor was fun! The prices were very reasonable.The cuisine was authentic and I would definitely go back!

Thank dmaternick
Somerset, New Jersey
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137 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Hit this place last minute. Had been suggested by friends. Terrific! Great service and food was delicious! Salsa and chips served immediately. Salsa had a kick. Our food came out promptly. We didn't realize we were the last customers in the place. They never once rushed us out and made us feel very welcome when we left. Sad that I... More 

Thank cindy l
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love this restaurant! It has the most beautiful interior - bright and vivid and fun! The food is served very quickly and the service is great! However, there is usually a wait if you go to eat between 6-7. Great spot for kids!

Thank Susan M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This place has very authentic Mexican food and colorful atmosphere. Moderate price but food is delicious. Staff is friendly. I gave it 4 stars because you do have to wait a bit for drinks and food. This is only because they are busy every night of the week.

Thank Hollyhuse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 US-46 East, Netcong, NJ 07857
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Netcong
  • Phone Number: 973-527-7330

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