Cafe Don Jose

★★★★☆
  • 12350 N 56th St

    Tampa, FL 33617

    Map & Directions
  • 813-985-2392

About Cafe Don Jose

Hours
Daily 5pm-9pm

Food

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Horrible! Someone was served a lobster tail that smelled and tasted like BLEACH! Yes, bleach! They brought out a new lobster tail but they did NOT take it off the bill! They still charged us the "market price"! Nothing was offered but a quick non-sincere apology and an attempt to get rid of their disgusting sangria. DO NOT GO HERE!

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible! Someone was served a lobster tail that smelled and tasted like BLEACH! Yes, bleach! They brought out a new lobster tail but they did NOT take it off the bill! They still charged us the "market price"! Nothing was offered but a quick non-sincere apology and an attempt to get rid of their disgusting sangria. DO NOT GO HERE!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Bleach in your food!

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the most eclectic spanish restraunt i have been to. it not only has the best spanish cusine,but also a surf and turf dinner it says for 2 but with a 9oz. filet and 1 1/2 lb lobster it a surf and turf for 1 unless you are sharing a couple of appitizers. and after our waiter cut it out of shell in bite size pieces it was wonderful. so as not to leave out my most wonderful evening of dining. my wife and i had one of the best waiters in town.. ive been to flemings,the palm, emerals, and even charleys and burns, his name is William Fisher he goes by Bill so it says on his card he presented me at end of evening with check.with his knowledge of menu and wine i didnt feel i needed to do anything but what he told us to do all suggestions were on the mark and oh so good. the host who is the owner is one of the most down to earth person i have met in that position,hosting can be a drag.so if you want some of the best spanish cusine as well as lobster,filet and fresh seafood and a waiter who cares ask for Willam Fisher and let him as his business card says be your" Wine and Dinner consultant" and you will leave telling everybody of your experiance at Cafe Don Jose.

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★★★★★

the most eclectic spanish restraunt i have been to. it not only has the best spanish cusine,but also a surf and turf dinner it says for 2 but with a 9oz. filet and 1 1/2 lb lobster it a surf and turf for 1 unless you are sharing a couple of appitizers. and after our waiter cut it out of shell in bite size pieces it was wonderful. so as not to leave out my most wonderful evening of dining. my wife and i had one of the best waiters in town.. ive been to flemings,the palm, emerals, and even charleys and burns, his name is William Fisher he goes by Bill so it says on his card he presented me at end of evening with check.with his knowledge of menu and wine i didnt feel i needed to do anything but what he told us to do all suggestions were on the mark and oh so good. the host who is the owner is one of the most down to earth person i have met in that position,hosting can be a drag.so if you want some of the best spanish cusine as well as lobster,filet and fresh seafood and a waiter who cares ask for Willam Fisher and let him as his business card says be your" Wine and Dinner consultant" and you will leave telling everybody of your experiance at Cafe Don Jose.

Pros: service,food,service,food did i mention our service

Cons: could have had better wine selection wich our server said they will be getting

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I agree that Cafe Don Jose needs to wake up and think about their customers. Cafe Don Jose now brings valet parking to 56th Street in Temple Terrace. For Three dollars you can park your own car and for free you can park next door in the dark un-secured lot. Food is not worth the hassle. Might as well go to Boston Market just down the street!!

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★★☆☆☆

I agree that Cafe Don Jose needs to wake up and think about their customers. Cafe Don Jose now brings valet parking to 56th Street in Temple Terrace. For Three dollars you can park your own car and for free you can park next door in the dark un-secured lot. Food is not worth the hassle. Might as well go to Boston Market just down the street!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: VALET PARKING AND $3 CHARGE TO PARK

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This is a favorite restaurant of mine. Well, it HAS been for a couple of decades now. Recently though, after their move, they've become the kind of place that is resting on their previous reputation and clientele. The last food I had there was cold. Not good for steak. The service was subpar, and even though we asked for our regular waiter, we got sat at the bar instead and our regular waiter was as dissapointed as we were.

They still have great sangria but putting up with cold food and brusk service makes it less appealing. It will be a while before I return. Pity, because Tampa doesn't have many landmark places like this one used to be.

The management needs a refresher course in fine dining.

1
★★☆☆☆

This is a favorite restaurant of mine. Well, it HAS been for a couple of decades now. Recently though, after their move, they've become the kind of place that is resting on their previous reputation and clientele. The last food I had there was cold. Not good for steak. The service was subpar, and even though we asked for our regular waiter, we got sat at the bar instead and our regular waiter was as dissapointed as we were.

They still have great sangria but putting up with cold food and brusk service makes it less appealing. It will be a while before I return. Pity, because Tampa doesn't have many landmark places like this one used to be.

The management needs a refresher course in fine dining.

Pros: Sangria and atmosphere

Cons: getting sloppy

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Admittedly I was skeptical when my fiance pulled into the parking lot because the location of this absolute gem seemed a bit obscure. But once we entered I knew it was going to be wonderful, and I was right. The service was impeccable, the environment was light hearted and friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious.

Some people may find their prices to be a bit expensive, though for the quantity of food I found them to be more than reasonable.

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★★★★★

Admittedly I was skeptical when my fiance pulled into the parking lot because the location of this absolute gem seemed a bit obscure. But once we entered I knew it was going to be wonderful, and I was right. The service was impeccable, the environment was light hearted and friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious.

Some people may find their prices to be a bit expensive, though for the quantity of food I found them to be more than reasonable.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Service

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I went there with a party of five and had a wonderful experience. We called the night of and had a reservation for 8:15pm with no problems. Great staff. Great food. Great quality. The only downside? VERY VERY EXPENSIVE.

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★★★★★

I went there with a party of five and had a wonderful experience. We called the night of and had a reservation for 8:15pm with no problems. Great staff. Great food. Great quality. The only downside? VERY VERY EXPENSIVE.

Pros: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD

Cons: PRICE, PRICE, PRICE

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I have eaten their many times and had a great time. The food and the service are excellant with great prices. A wonderful combination.

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★★★★★

I have eaten their many times and had a great time. The food and the service are excellant with great prices. A wonderful combination.

Pros: excellant food, not expensive, great service

Cons: loud sometimes, depending on the room

More about Cafe Don Jose

Services: Seafood , Steak , Paella , Private Rooms, Spanish Cuisine Payment Types: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Business Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM, Saturday-Sunday: Closed

 

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