This family owned and operated restaurant offers the best Mexican dining in Highlands County. The atmosphere is inviting, both inside and out; the menu is extensive; the food is good; and the service is acceptable. I have eaten here several times.
I have several complaints about this restaurant. First, since I am not a big fan of spicy Mexican food, I wish they had some non-Mexican choices and/or more choices on the menu that aren't so spicy. It is very difficult to communicate with the wait staff since they don't speak much English. Also, we have wanted to eat outside on the dock to enjoy that fabulous Lake Jackson view, but there is never any room - even with trying to make reservations.
Their food is fresh and homemade and everyone I've been there with has thoroughly enjoyed their meals.
Don Jose's is open for lunch and dinner every day, with 2 for 1 happy hour in the bar all day. They're available for large parties. Don't forget to check the coupon section in the TransWestern Publishing Yellow Pages to save money.