Welcome to Don Jose’ Mexican Food!

Located at 3734 E. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix, Arizona

Don Jose offers freshly cooked Mexican food and fast, friendly customer service. We take pride in preparing our meals from the freshest ingredients with authentic recipes. We also provide an outstanding catering service for events such as birthday parties, graduations, or other special occasions.

  • Don Jose Mexican Food in Phoenix Arizona

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas! 

At Don Jose’ Mexican Food, we are a Cash-Only establishment. No credit cards, debit cards, or checks, please. We do this to keep our costs – and our prices – low! We have an ATM in our lobby for your convenience.

NEW Hours:
Mon-Wed  10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Sat    9:30 – 10:00
Sun   9:30 – 9:00

3734 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, Az.
Located on the north side of Thomas Rd, across from Tower Plaza and the Wal-Mart Center.
Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican Food restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition, located on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.


March Specials!

Rice and Protein Bowl –
Whole beans, corn, tomatoes, cheese and your choice of meat! Served on a bed of rice, topped with sour cream and avocado!
$10 – $12

Chicken Fajita Philly
Chicken breast sauteed with onions and bell peppers! Stuffed in a bollilo bun with melted monterey jack cheese! Comes with home-cut fries!

Chicken Milanesa
Thinly sliced chicken breast breaded and pan-fried! Comes with a side of home-cut fries and salad garnish!

(by the bottle)
Kiltlifter – $4.50
Bud Light Lime – $2.50

Don Jose and the Food Wagon will be at the Coach House in Scottsdale on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays nights from 8pm to Midnight! Drop on by for the fun and great food at The Coach House, 7011 E Indian School Rd in Scottsdale, AZ ! More info here…

All party platters come ready to serve with rice & beans and chips & hot sauce!
When ordering Platters, Remember that the Platter menu is attached to our Regular Menu.
Check it Out! 

Don Jose Mexican Food Party Platters

Don Jose Food Wagon!!
Our Food Wagon will be appearing at great events all around the city and surrounding areas! Watch for us at your next Big Event!


Don Jose is partnered with My Super Birthday

Select your hero, select your food,
pick a day – time – location – and number of people…


We’ve even got a special Super Birthday Food Truck.

Click Here to schedule your “My Super Birthday” Party! 



We now have CATERING!


  • The Don Jose Food Truck at the 7th annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival - The Don Jose Food Truck will be serving the finest of Mexican Food at the 7th annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival!! Street Eats Food Truck Festival Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th at Salt River Fields Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the gate; VIP $65; kids 12 and under are FREE; parking
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  • A Fall Meal Recipe – Mexican Style - It’s AUTUMN! and we have a seasonal recipe for you… MEXICAN STYLE! Mexican Shepherds Pie Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, drained 1 (11-ounce) can
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  • Learn about Mexican Food - Do you know the different styles of Mexican food? Just driving around you will see restaurants and food trucks offering “Michoacán”, “Sonoran,” “Tex-Mex”, “New Mexican”, “Baja” and other styles of cooking. What if you want just good solid Mexican food for lunch or dinner? What you’ll be wanting is Sonoran-style Mexican food, an approach to
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Some comments from our customers:

“Love this place, I’ve been eating at Don Jose for 40 plus years. The food is great and the portions are generous!! It will always be one of my most favorite Mexican food restaurants.”

“I have been eating at Don Jose’s since 1966. And although they closed in 2007, it reopened three years later under new owners. Their food is still they best and the staff are stupendous!”

“Perhaps some of the best tacos I have ever had. “

“Our whole table was happy and the service (speed of food too) was really really fast.”


Did you know that we offer a 10% discount to all first responders and active and retired service personnel? Just show up in your uniform or bring necessary info and you receive 10% off your meal and drink (non-alcoholic). It’s a very small token to show our gratitude, we wish we could do more. We thank you for your service.


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