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Don Juan's Mexican KItchen

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$$ - $$$
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639 East Lincoln Ave., Tenino, WA
+1 360-264-8226
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Victor, Montana
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing meal at Don Juans. You can't go wrong eating here. From the margaritas to there avocado dip. Main courses are all amazing. They won't say, so you'll have to ask for the avocado dip even tho they are famous for it.

Thank cpmontana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You must try the Guacomole Dip, It is amazing. Not mashed but chunks of avocado, delish. There cooking sauces are out of this world. Somethinf for everyone.

Thank For_Lor_E
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

As always food was good and although we were enjoying each other's company it took almost an hour to get our food, 3 people had finished their first beer before I got my first margarita.

Thank Tianne C
oly; wash
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had the 3 large tacos......not much cheese and no sour cream (extra$) and it was very greasy...... olive oil or peanut oil....my hubby had the Chili Releno......and it was just so-so.......its not what were use too. Didnt have ground meat.........I think this is very healthy place of eating. and very expensive we thought........good food; but not excellent......

Thank stinkyoly
Washington State
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211 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My friends have raved about Don Juans, so I had lunch there one day. Only one other table was occupied, so it was very quiet. The chips were very good--crisp and not greasy. I ordered a quesadilla made with carnitas. The quesadilla comes with cheese, refried beans, onion, and cilantro. The carnitas had good flavor and the other ingredients were... More 

Thank Cake_of_Liberty
Arcata, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love the food here! Everything is authentic and excellently prepared! The restaurant is warm and inviting and the owner and staff are always so friendly. My favorite things here are the Enchiladas with the best green sauce that I have ever had!! I always have them with the Carnitas which are so tender and tasty. The Guacamole here is... More 

Thank annadan114
Olympia, Washington
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Don Juan's in Tenino has always been a popular restaurant. They have just opened a new location in West Olympia. It lives up to its reputation as a home made, fresh, family style place. We love Mexican food and this was very good. The service was excellent and our dinner was tasty. It isn't visible from the main road so... More 

Thank Jon K
Bucoda, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We eat here every couple of months. The menu is smaller than many Mexican restaurants and I think that improves the quality. I especially like their fish tacos. They have also opened a restaurant on the west side of Olympia.

Thank WAprof
Vancouver, Washington
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food was exceptional and Juan was a pleasure to work with. We had a party of 30 for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. Juan brought the food to the venue and stayed to set up everything. All we had to do was enjoy the food. He also provided us with take home containers. Everyone thought the food was excellent.... More 

Thank PearFamily
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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250 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Make reservations or be prepared to wait. The whole staff seems sincerely happy to host you and the manager makes sure every guest is satisfied. I loved my Chicken Tinga and others in my party enjoyed the Carne Asada and Grille Negro. Beer and tequila seemed appropriate to the mood of the place and they had a good selection.

Thank VN F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 639 East Lincoln Ave., Tenino, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tenino
  • Phone Number: +1 360-264-8226

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