OC Restaurant Review: Don Jose’s

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Last night Joe and I had dinner For the first time at Don Jose’s in Tustin. We’ve been meaning to try it for a long time and when we found a coupon, we figured it was the perfect time to go (especially since we didn’t feel like cooking dinner).

Don Jose’s, as you’ve probably guessed, is a Mexican food restaurant. It was only okay. I would compare it to a Mexican Sizzler. They had all the normal faire, enchiladas, tacos, margaritas, etc. Joe had a margarita which was HUGE. It tasted good but only had a bit of tequila in it. I had a chili verde enchilada which was okay, but the rice and beans on the side were gross. They had a weird texture. Joe’s chili relleno, however, was delicious. It was grilled instead of fried so it was a lot lighter and less greasy than others I’ve had. And the homemade tortilla chips and salsa were delicious too!

Like everything else in the restaurant, the service was just okay. The staff was polite, but really really rushed. The restaurant wasn’t very busy so I’m not sure what the big rush was. Plus, the waiter brought Joe the wrong entree the first time. No Bueno!

Overall, not a great experience but not awful either. If friends wanted to go we would oblige, but I don’t think we’ll go there on our own again.

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