Dona Esther Mexican Restaurant

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831-623-2518

25 Franklin St

San Juan Bautista, CA

95045

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Mon-Thu: 9am-10pm, Sat: 9am-10pm, Sun: 9am-10am
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This is place has some really good Mexican food. Very festive decor, and the people here are really friendly. I would recommend the enchiladas or chili verde plates.

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This is place has some really good Mexican food. Very festive decor, and the people here are really friendly. I would recommend the enchiladas or chili verde plates.

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I have been eating at Dona Esther all of my life. I have since moved to Oregon and still long for the taste and smell of Dona Esther. We come and visit once a year and you will find me there happy as a clam eating enchiladas! Do not miss this place if you are ever in San Jaun!

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I have been eating at Dona Esther all of my life. I have since moved to Oregon and still long for the taste and smell of Dona Esther. We come and visit once a year and you will find me there happy as a clam eating enchiladas! Do not miss this place if you are ever in San Jaun!

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We've loved Dona Esther's for years! Always pleased with the food, the service ... and the strawberry margarita's! In fact, I won't have a margarita anywhere else - just plain don't like them. Their salsa is to die for! My absolute favorite!

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★★★★☆

We've loved Dona Esther's for years! Always pleased with the food, the service ... and the strawberry margarita's! In fact, I won't have a margarita anywhere else - just plain don't like them. Their salsa is to die for! My absolute favorite!

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I have been to Dona Esther a couple of times but will not ever go back again. My family and I went and I had a lot of hair in my food. My grandmother also had a lot of bones in her chicken taco. When we told our waitress she acted like we put the stuff there to get our meal for free. We were not treated well and will not go back to eat here.

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I have been to Dona Esther a couple of times but will not ever go back again. My family and I went and I had a lot of hair in my food. My grandmother also had a lot of bones in her chicken taco. When we told our waitress she acted like we put the stuff there to get our meal for free. We were not treated well and will not go back to eat here.

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Whenever a Mexican Restaurant has Caldo de Rez (Mexican beef and vegetable soup)on the menu, I order it over anything else. The soup was very flavorful, with the carrots and zuchinni were cooked to tenderness. The shank meat was cooked

3
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Whenever a Mexican Restaurant has Caldo de Rez (Mexican beef and vegetable soup)on the menu, I order it over anything else. The soup was very flavorful, with the carrots and zuchinni were cooked to tenderness. The shank meat was cooked

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I love the artichoke enchiladas! I travel ALL THE WAY FROM SAN JOSE just to get these enchiladas!! I also take an order for mom! They are super flavorful, yum!

3
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I love the artichoke enchiladas! I travel ALL THE WAY FROM SAN JOSE just to get these enchiladas!! I also take an order for mom! They are super flavorful, yum!

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Absolutely delicious!!! We have gone several times and everything has been fantastic. The things we have tried are the taco salad, chimichanga, enchiladas and nachos. All of them are phenom! :)

3
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Absolutely delicious!!! We have gone several times and everything has been fantastic. The things we have tried are the taco salad, chimichanga, enchiladas and nachos. All of them are phenom! :)

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My family absolutely loves Dona Esther! We travel from Morgan Hill usually once a week to enjoy the food and friendly service. We have been loyal customers for years. We always take out of town visitors there and it is always requested

3
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My family absolutely loves Dona Esther! We travel from Morgan Hill usually once a week to enjoy the food and friendly service. We have been loyal customers for years. We always take out of town visitors there and it is always requested

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Always like to go to Dona Esther when visiting San Juan Bautista. Never disappointed by the meal I get here. Last time I ordered the enchiladas and they were great! The specialty items are also very good. And great chips and salsa are a

3
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Always like to go to Dona Esther when visiting San Juan Bautista. Never disappointed by the meal I get here. Last time I ordered the enchiladas and they were great! The specialty items are also very good. And great chips and salsa are a

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Dona Esther's restaurant offers a great environment. The food is great, their brunch buffet is awesome and everyone is so friendly. It is a Mexican restaurant and the food is very authentic. The Menudo tastes home made, enchiladas,

3
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Dona Esther's restaurant offers a great environment. The food is great, their brunch buffet is awesome and everyone is so friendly. It is a Mexican restaurant and the food is very authentic. The Menudo tastes home made, enchiladas,

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Amazing place. The ambiance was great. I ordered two enchilladas and they were perfect! You can order ala carte or from their menu. Or you can pick and choose what you want. Yummy food, totally going back!

3
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Amazing place. The ambiance was great. I ordered two enchilladas and they were perfect! You can order ala carte or from their menu. Or you can pick and choose what you want. Yummy food, totally going back!

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I have been coming here for over 8 years. They have the BEST MARGARITAS!!! And the best prices on their margaritas. Quick tip I learned here.. They have many amazing flavored to chooses from.. Ask them to mix multiple combinations of

3
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I have been coming here for over 8 years. They have the BEST MARGARITAS!!! And the best prices on their margaritas. Quick tip I learned here.. They have many amazing flavored to chooses from.. Ask them to mix multiple combinations of

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If you're looking for real authentic Mexican food, this is the place. I don't even need a menu, 1 artichoke enchilada and one shredded beef enchilada with red sauce, the BEST! Enough for dinner - and lunch the next day.

3
★★★★★

If you're looking for real authentic Mexican food, this is the place. I don't even need a menu, 1 artichoke enchilada and one shredded beef enchilada with red sauce, the BEST! Enough for dinner - and lunch the next day.

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We have been coming here for years and they have good food and good service. Our new favorite is the lemon and garlic shrimp fajitas. A big portion and great taste. Don't forget to check in here, you get 10% off your order.

3
★★★★★

We have been coming here for years and they have good food and good service. Our new favorite is the lemon and garlic shrimp fajitas. A big portion and great taste. Don't forget to check in here, you get 10% off your order.

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I love their Posole. It is fabulous. You can't go wrong with their Posole . It's a must try!

3
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I love their Posole. It is fabulous. You can't go wrong with their Posole . It's a must try!

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best beans in bay area hands down. best chicharrones in bay area hands down i eat mexican food all over the bay, and this place, albeit a bit drab inside, does the trick. my father in law, from a small town in mexico, claims this is

3
★★★★★

best beans in bay area hands down. best chicharrones in bay area hands down i eat mexican food all over the bay, and this place, albeit a bit drab inside, does the trick. my father in law, from a small town in mexico, claims this is

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Great for groyps and a solid menu with a couple twists like the artichoke enchiladas. The chips and salsa are bottomless and delicious with a cocktail from the bar. Warm, friendly environment and the wervers do a great job. Great place to

3
★★★★★

Great for groyps and a solid menu with a couple twists like the artichoke enchiladas. The chips and salsa are bottomless and delicious with a cocktail from the bar. Warm, friendly environment and the wervers do a great job. Great place to

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I've been coming here for years and have never had a bad experience. I am shocked to read so many negative reviews. I don't need a menu, I order the same thing every time....I get the shredded beef enchiladas plate which comes with beans

3
★★★★★

I've been coming here for years and have never had a bad experience. I am shocked to read so many negative reviews. I don't need a menu, I order the same thing every time....I get the shredded beef enchiladas plate which comes with beans

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This is my all time favorite resturant for authentic mexican food! What else can I say about a place that sponsored my little league team when I was 7 years old and STILL has my team picture on the wall? Well, how about the latest time

3
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This is my all time favorite resturant for authentic mexican food! What else can I say about a place that sponsored my little league team when I was 7 years old and STILL has my team picture on the wall? Well, how about the latest time

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we Love this place great customer service, great surounding, great food. we go back as much as we can.

3
★★★★★

we Love this place great customer service, great surounding, great food. we go back as much as we can.

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Best Mexican Restaurant around. I live in Salinas and can honestly say Dona Esther's is the best Mexican restaurant around. I love their enchiladas and burritos and love love love their Sunday buffet. Good food. Good price. Friendly

3
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Best Mexican Restaurant around. I live in Salinas and can honestly say Dona Esther's is the best Mexican restaurant around. I love their enchiladas and burritos and love love love their Sunday buffet. Good food. Good price. Friendly

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I love Dona Esther's!! Childhood memories here for me. If you didn't enjoy your experience, you just didn't order the right things. Chile Relleno and Cheese Enchilada plate is my favorite. Very cheesy. The mini chimichanga plate is the

3
★★★★★

I love Dona Esther's!! Childhood memories here for me. If you didn't enjoy your experience, you just didn't order the right things. Chile Relleno and Cheese Enchilada plate is my favorite. Very cheesy. The mini chimichanga plate is the

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Love eating here. Got to know all the staff and they are all very nice and polite. We had Sam as our.waiter today and I always love having him. Miho was our bartender (I always call him Miho). But Tina and Christina was working too. Love

3
★★★★★

Love eating here. Got to know all the staff and they are all very nice and polite. We had Sam as our.waiter today and I always love having him. Miho was our bartender (I always call him Miho). But Tina and Christina was working too. Love

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Love the food and service. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. Been here twice and they have not let me down.

3
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Love the food and service. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. Been here twice and they have not let me down.

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This place Is soooo yummy. The staff is so friendly, they treat you like family. The salsa you get while waiting for your food is delicious! One time my even brought some salsa home! They bring out your food really fast, and it's very

3
★★★★★

This place Is soooo yummy. The staff is so friendly, they treat you like family. The salsa you get while waiting for your food is delicious! One time my even brought some salsa home! They bring out your food really fast, and it's very

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Dona Esthers restaurant offers a great enviroment. The food is great, their brunch buffett is awesome and everyone is so friendly. It is a Mexican restaurant and the food is very authentic. The Menudo tastes home made, enchiladas, flautas, chimichangas and lots more. They have outdoor seating in a covered patio. Me and my honey love taking a small drive to this great restaurant on a sunny Sunday morning and listen to a great trio play while enjoying great food. Go!

2
★★★★☆

Dona Esthers restaurant offers a great enviroment. The food is great, their brunch buffett is awesome and everyone is so friendly. It is a Mexican restaurant and the food is very authentic. The Menudo tastes home made, enchiladas, flautas, chimichangas and lots more. They have outdoor seating in a covered patio. Me and my honey love taking a small drive to this great restaurant on a sunny Sunday morning and listen to a great trio play while enjoying great food. Go!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: None

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This was my 2nd and last time at this place.Should not be a resturant it should be a Taqueria.Food not that good or great.Food is so overpriced.Try not to hang out at the bar all the local losers are there.I heard so many cuss words I had to force my family to wait outside.The hostess or bouncer called our last name and guided us to our table.We waited almost 15 minutes for service.While waiting for service some guy farted and started laughing along with his friends.

1
★★★☆☆

This was my 2nd and last time at this place.Should not be a resturant it should be a Taqueria.Food not that good or great.Food is so overpriced.Try not to hang out at the bar all the local losers are there.I heard so many cuss words I had to force my family to wait outside.The hostess or bouncer called our last name and guided us to our table.We waited almost 15 minutes for service.While waiting for service some guy farted and started laughing along with his friends.

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...there's Mexican food-- usually of the tourist variety. Thus, I was a little hesitant as we neared the restaurant.

To my relief, the familiar conforting smell of masa met my nostrils immediately-- always a good sign.

I must say the prices on the menu were a bit off-putting. Back home in Southern California we're used to paying a lot more for standard combo dishes, which are what we opted to sample that day. But surprise! portions were humongous. Food was tasty, hot and satisfying. Service was fine. Salsas were suitably spicy, not noticeably watered down for gringo tastes, and we were able to easily secure a side order of whole jalapeños. Best of all was the artichoke enchilada-- unheard of in other parts of the state.

All in all, a pleasant surprise. If for nothing else, I'd go back for the artichoke enchiladas.

2
★★★★☆

...there's Mexican food-- usually of the tourist variety. Thus, I was a little hesitant as we neared the restaurant.

To my relief, the familiar conforting smell of masa met my nostrils immediately-- always a good sign.

I must say the prices on the menu were a bit off-putting. Back home in Southern California we're used to paying a lot more for standard combo dishes, which are what we opted to sample that day. But surprise! portions were humongous. Food was tasty, hot and satisfying. Service was fine. Salsas were suitably spicy, not noticeably watered down for gringo tastes, and we were able to easily secure a side order of whole jalapeños. Best of all was the artichoke enchilada-- unheard of in other parts of the state.

All in all, a pleasant surprise. If for nothing else, I'd go back for the artichoke enchiladas.

Pros: Pleasant atmosphere, Huge portions, Artichoke enchiladas

 

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