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SUPERBOWL SPECIALS at Don Jose’ Mexican Food

At Don Jose’ Mexican Food, we are READY for SUPERBOWL 2020!

We have Party Platters and Party Trays for YOUR Superbowl 2020 Party!

PARTY PLATTERS

All platters come ready to serve with rice & beans and chips & hot sauce

MINI BEEF CHIMIS
MINI CHICKEN CHIMIS
MINI PORK CHIMIS
MINI BEAN CHIMIS
MINI BEEF TAQUITOS
MINI CHICKEN TAQUITOS
MINI PORK TAQUITOS
MINI BEEF TACOS
MINI CHICKEN TACOS
MINI PORK TACOS
MINI BEEF FUNDIDOS
MINI CHICKEN FUNDIDOS
MINI PORK FUNDIDOS
MINI BEAN FUNDIDOS

PARTY PLATTERS SMALL (Serves 6-8)
This platter comes with 6 each of the four items chosen from above. $72

PARTY PLATTERS MEDIUM (Serves 12-15)
This platter comes with 12 each of the four items chosen from above. $138

PARTY PLATTERS LARGE (Serves 20-25)
This platter comes with 20 each of the four items chosen from above. $225

Party Trays for Superbowl Parties from Don Jose Mexican Food

PARTY TRAYS

BEANS:
Small (Serves 12-15) $18
Large (Serves 20-25) $32

RICE:
Small (Serves 12-15) $18
Large (Serves 20-25) $32

BEEF, CHICKEN OR PORK TACOS:
½ Tray (10) $37
Full Tray (20) $70

CHEESE ENCHILADAS:
½ Tray (12) $40
Full Tray (24) $76

BEEF, CHICKEN OR PORK ENCHILADAS:
½ Tray (12) $45
Full Tray (24) $86

Party Trays and Platters from Don Jose Mexican Food
A tray full of yummy goodness…from Don Jose’ Mexican Food

CHIPS:
Medium Bag $3
Large Bag $6


HOT SAUCE:
Pint $4.25
Quart $8.50
Half Gallon $16
Gallon $30


GUACAMOLE:
Pint $12
Quart $20


ENCHILADA SAUCE:
Pint $5.50
Quart $10


CHIPS & DIPS
(hot sauce, salsa, guacamole & jalapeno cream cheese):
Medium $19.50
Large $36.00

ADDITIONAL PLATTERS

(REQUIRE MINIMUM 24 HOUR NOTICE)

Shrimp Cocktail from Don Jose Mexican Food

SHRIMP COCKTAIL (Americano):
Medium (10ppl) $40
Large (20ppl) $73

Antipasto Platter from Don Jose Mexican Food

ANTIPASTO:
Medium (10ppl) $32
Large (20ppl) $58

Cheese and Crackers Party Tray from Don Jose' Mexican Food

CHEESE & CRACKERS:
Medium (10ppl) $24
Large (20ppl) $44

Veggie Plates from Don Jose Mexican Food

VEGGIE & DIPS:
Medium (10ppl) $24
Large (20ppl) $44

LAYERED BEAN DIP w CHIPS:
Small (8+ppl) $13
Medium (20+ppl) $32
Large (35+ppl) $55

Super Bowl LIV 2020 will be at 4:30 PM on
Sunday, February 2
Mountain Standard Time.

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

You can learn more about our Food Wagon from here!

A christmas tamale recipe

A Christmas Tamale Recipe from Don Jose Mexican Food

It’s Christmastime in Arizona… and that means “TAMALES!”

While shoppers from Washington to Maine swarm the malls beginning the day after Thanksgiving, here in Arizona many of us are busy with making Christmas tamales. The corn masa-and-meat bundles — individually wrapped in corn husks and then steamed — are part of the traditional Mexican celebration of “Las Posadas”, which commemorates Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter before the birth of Jesus.

Tamales have been traditional Christmas Eve fare for centuries because they’re portable, easy to store and inexpensive to make for large gatherings.

Through the years, the preparation of tamales at Christmastime has become a social event – called a “tamalada” – as womenfolk from Mexico to the American Southwest gather together to prepare the Christmas Eve feast.

To help you with your personal tamalada, here is a great tamale recipe – just in time for the holidays!

Pork Tamales
Prep time: 6 Hours
Cook time: 2 Hours
Servings: 30 Tamales

Ingredients

2 1/2 lbs pork shoulder trimmed of fat and diced
8 Cups water
1 medium onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup lard
1/3 – ½ cup chili powder and ½ tablespoon for the dough (depending on your spice tolerance)
4 cups masa harina (this is the dough you will be using.)
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
30 corn husks dried, about 8 inches long

Cooking Directions

1. Making the filling
Place the pork in a deep saucepan along with the cold water. Add onion, chili powder, garlic and salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 hours, until the pork is very tender.
Remove the meat from the broth. Strain the broth and reserve (allow the broth to cool if you want to remove the fat; if that’s not important to you, keep it warm for tastier tamales).
Allow the meat to cool and shred using two forks.

2. Prep the corn husks
Soak the corn husks in a bowl of hot water, using a plate to keep them submerged, until pliable, for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Rinse to remove any corn silk and drain well.

3. Working the masa
Mix the lard (room temperature) with the baking powder, the ½ tablespoon chili powder and two teaspoons of salt. Slowly, alternate mixing in the masa harina, with 2 cups of the reserved broth. The result should be a thick, creamy paste.

Next, we will be putting all of the pieces together for great Christmas tamales!

Starting 1/2 inch from the wide end, spread about 3 tablespoons of the dough down each husk. Leave a 1-inch border on the sides. If the husks are small, use two – so the tamales do not fall apart.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of the pork filling down the center of the dough, then fold in the sides of the husk, wrapping the dough around the filling.

Fold up the narrow end of the husk.
Repeat to create the rest of the tamales.

Set the steamer in a large pot filled with 2 inches of water. Arrange the tamales standing up in the steamer, folded-side down. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat, cover, and steam until the dough is firm, 45 to 50 minutes. Add water when necessary.

Remove from the steamer and let cool slightly.

Now, unwrap one or more of those tasty tamales and enjoy a Happy Holiday Meal!

Thanks to hispanickitchen.com for this awesome recipe!

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

You can learn more about our Food Wagon from here!

A Halloween Guacamole recipe, from Boris Karloff

A Halloween Guacamole recipe, from Boris Karloff and Don Jose Mexican Food

It doesn’t take a scientist to make great guacamole – not even a Mad Scientist – but it doesn’t hurt to have a great recipe. Here’s a great option for a Halloween Guacamole recipe from Boris Karloff himself!

Recently discovered “in a secret vault in an ancient castle in Transylvania” is the original guacamole recipe of none other than the great Mad Scientist himself, Boris Karloff, and his recipe will be a monstrously wonderful addition to any Halloween party.

Guacamole recipe from Boris Karloff

In case you don’t remember Boris Karloff, he was the English actor (real name William Henry Pratt) who is most well-known for his roles as Frankenstein’s monster in the 1931 film version, and also as the original Mummy from the 1932 film of the same name. He was also the voice of the Grinch in the 1966 animated television version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Mr. Karloff was not only a great actor, but also a fine English gentleman who liked to cook. Here is his recipe for guacamole (and it’s not spooky at all.)

2 avocados
1 medium tomato, chopped fine
1 small onion, minced
1 tbsp chopped green chiles (canned)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp sherry
dash of cayenne (optional)
Salt and pepper

Peel and mash avocados.
Add tomato, onion and chiles.
Stir in lemon juice, sherry and seasonings, to taste.
Stir and blend well.

Makes 10-12 appetizer servings.

And there you have it! Now, just serve in a bowl with fresh corn or tortilla chips, and the Halloween party is ON!

Guacamole recipe
Boris Karloff guacamole recipe

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

You can learn more about our Food Wagon from here!

And you can preview our Food Wagon Menu from here!
(Items and prices on the menu may change at any time.)

The Don Jose Food Wagon at the Prescott Rodeo, July 1 – 7

Yee-Haw!
The Don Jose Food Wagon will be serving awesome, authentic Mexican food at the Prescott Rodeo, July 1 – 7!

We invite all of our friends and rodeo lovers to join us for this exciting and historic celebration. The best of the best will be ridin’ and ropin’ at the 132nd annual World’s Oldest Rodeo® at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds during Prescott Frontier Days!
Since 1888, this traditional event has occurred annually over the 4th of July weekend with eight breath-taking performances.

Welcome to the World’s Oldest Rodeo!

The Prescott, Arizona Rodeo
(Thanks to Miller Photo for the great rodeo photo!)

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

You can learn more about our Food Wagon from here!

And you can preview our Food Wagon Menu from here!
(Items and prices on the menu may change at any time.)

Thanks to Miller Photo for the great rodeo photo!

Father’s Day 2019 at Don Jose

Come celebrate Father’s Day 2019 at Don Jose

It’s Father’s Day at Don Jose’ Mexican Food and we have the SPECIALS!

Bring Dad on down to Don Jose’ and have a family feast!

There’s the DJ’s Breakfast Plate with grilled Ham steak, 2 eggs your way, hash browns and 2 pancakes with Maple Syrup – only $10!

For something “meatier,” try our Steak Rancheros Plate or our Carne Asada Plate…

Father's Day Specials at Don Jose
Celebrating Father's Day at Don Jose

and don’t forget dessert! We’ve got our Fried Ice Cream Banana Split and, for churro lovers, we have Churro Bites!

It’s a great way to celebrate Dad… and he deserves some celebration, doesn’t he?

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there, from Don Jose Mexican Food!

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!

Mother’s Day 2019 at Don Jose

Come celebrate Mother’s Day 2019 at Don Jose

Here’s our Mother’s Day Specials!
ALL WEEKEND! Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

DON JOSE’ MEXICAN FOOD
MOTHER’S DAY 2019

FOOD SPECIALS

MINI BREAKFAST BURRO PLATE
2 Mini Breakfast Burritos Stuffed with Eggs, Your Choice of Breakfast Meat & Cheese. Topped with Melted Cheese & Pico. Served with Ranchero Beans

RANCHERO BEANS
Pinto Beans with Chorizo, Bacon, Ham & Jalapenos

PORK GREEN CHILE PLATE
Green Chile Pork and Potatoes. Served with Rice & Beans and Choice of Tortilla

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST SALAD
Grilled Chicken Breast Served Over a Salad Consisting of Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Carrots, Corn, Whole Beans & Black Olives. Garnished with Sliced Avocado & Tortilla Strips. Ranch or Chipotle Ranch

SPINACH CON QUESO CHICKEN BREAST PLATE
Chicken Breast Topped with Our Chipotle-Spinach Con Queso Sauce.
Served with Rice & Beans and Choice of Tortilla

CHICKEN MOLE ENCHILADA PLATE
Two Chicken Enchiladas Topped with Our Mole Sauce.
Served with Rice & Whole Beans

FRIED ICE CREAM BANANA SPLIT
Split Banana with Fried Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Honey, Chocolate Chips,
Sprinkles and a Cherry

HOMEMADE FLAN WITH PRICKLY PEAR SAUCE
Spanish Egg Custard Dessert with a Caramel-Prickly Pear Sauce Garnished with Whipped Cream

DRINK SPECIALS

HOUSE MARGARITA $5
FLAVORED MARGARITAS $6
Choice of Strawberry or Pricklypear
PACIFICO MICHELADAS $4
PACIFICO DRAFT $3 pints

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!

VOTE FOR Don Jose in the Phoenix New Times – BEST OF PHOENIX 2019

VOTE FOR DON JOSE IN THE PHOENIX NEW TIMES – BEST OF PHOENIX 2019


Vote Today for Don Jose!!!!

Yes, It’s That Time Again!

The voting has started for Phoenix Magazine 2019 Best of the Valley.
Vote Don Jose’ Mexican Food
•Best Mexican
•Best Burrito
•Best Taco
And everyone’s favorite…..
•Best Local Hot Sauce

You can vote once a day.

Vote for Don Jose in the 2019 Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix
The voting has started for Phoenix Magazine 2019 Best of the Valley.

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!

Don Jose in the Phoenix New Times – cinco de mayo at don jose’

The Phoenix New Times features Don Jose’ for CINCO DE MAYO Celebration!


The Phoenix New Times features Don Jose’ for CINCO DE MAYO Celebration!

Don Jose’ has been featured in the New Times as one of the best places to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Well, to be honest, we knew that, but it’s nice to see it in print.

Here’s what they have to say:
Cinco de Mayo has turned into the ultimate party. Originally observed as the day commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, it’s taken on a special significance in the U.S., let alone in Arizona.
And there’s certainly no shortage of places around the Valley celebrating the holiday.”

And here’s where Don Jose’ comes in:

“Don Jose’ Mexican Food
3734 East Thomas Road
Stop into Don Jose’ Mexican Food on May 4 or 5 for Cinco Mayo specials aplenty. Food deals include a mini breakfast burro plate, shrimp and octopus ceviche, layered bean dip, queso potato skins, ranchero beans, chicken mole enchilada plate, a pork green chile plate, and a spinach con queso chicken breast plate. Don’t forget about dessert — there’s a delicious fried ice cream banana split on the menu. Pozole and menudo will also be available all day. For drinks, choose from a strawberry, prickly pear, or spicy jalapeño margaritas, Pacifico Michelada, or your favorite draft.”

What more can we say? Well, we can say “Thank You” to the Phoenix New Times, but, more than that, we want to say “Thank You” to our staff, our cooks, our servers for making Don Jose’ Mexican Food a GREAT place to dine and celebrate, particularly Cinco De Mayo!

So come on down and join us. We’re celebrating with SPECIALS ALL WEEKEND, so bring your friends and family. Ole! Cinco De Mayo at Don Jose’ Mexican Food.

(Just click on the image below to enlarge for easier reading…)

Cinco De Mayo menu specials at Don Jose

You can see more on our Cinco De Mayo blog post!

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!

It’s cinco de mayo at don jose’

IT’S CINCO DE MAYO AT DON JOSE’!

Saturday AND Sunday! Check out our special Cinco De Mayo weekend specials!

(Just click on the image below to enlarge for easier reading…)

Cinco De Mayo menu specials at Don Jose
Try out some of our Cinco De Mayo specials!!!

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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.

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!

Don Jose Mexican Food is now hiring!

Don Jose’ is NOW HIRING BUSSERS!
Contact us for details!

Don Jose Mexican Food is looking for the best people for our staff!

Apply in person at our Phoenix location at
3734 E. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix, Arizona
(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 restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

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' is now hiring

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!

APPLY IN PERSON AT DON JOSE’ MEXICAN FOOD!