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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

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5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
+1 910-754-9181
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always fun. Best guacamole off yhe appitizer menu. Food is always good. Good specials for food and drinks.

Thank Kathy P
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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197 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It had been a while since we last visited, but again was pleased the choice. Prices are reasonable, portion sizes decent, service good and the basic Mexican food choices. I had the chorizo quesadillas with rice and it was good, hot and large portion size. We'll be back again.

Thank markfarner58
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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355 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A large group of friends from church had dinner here recently. The food and service were both excellent. I ordered the Burritos Deluxe and had enough for two meals. Very pleased.

Thank Dave G
Clemmons, North Carolina
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161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We enjoyed a lunch of chili poblanos and chili rellanos which we typically order for the sake of comparison with other Mexican restaurants. Both were among the best we've ever had! We especially enjoyed the extra flavorful salsa and smoky refried beans. Very reasonable prices at lunch. Service is fast and friendly.

Thank gatortunor
Supply, North Carolina
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great selection, reasonable pricing & attentive wait staff. Recently renovated & much nicer interior.

Thank Robin M
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Always a good experience, staff always friendly and attentive. Food is always great and plenty on plates. Steak fajita nachos my favorite.

Thank Kenneth E
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We love Mexican and try it out many places. (By the way we have tried in 20 countries outside the US and Mexico and it is never good.) This place is the real deal with fresh Guacamole and good Margaritas, a must for any good place in our reviews. Food is tasy and fresh. Glad to have it within easy... More 

Thank Eric H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Enjoyed variety tacos, great guacamole with chips. House margaritas good with their chips and salsa.

Thank Sally-Joe5914
Franklin, North Carolina
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Excellent menu with lots of great options! Great service with knowledgeable servers. If you want to venture out and try something new, this is the place. Our server described my menu choice to a tee and I was not disappointed. Great food with generous portions!

Thank Barbara H
Little River, South Carolina
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was my first trip to San Jose Restaurant, but certainly not the last. I went with a friend and we shared each others' dinners. I started with a $2 margarita, then we shared seafood chimichangas and a chicken with spinach and bacon dish. Both were luscious, and we both had enough to take some home. Our waiter was friendly... More 

Thank Kathiej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5051 Main St, Shallotte, NC 28470-4580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte
  • Phone Number: +1 910-754-9181

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