California,  Food

Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill (formerly Don Jose’s) | Fullerton CA

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Location: 1725 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton CA 92831





One of my favorite spots!
  • Service
  • Food
  • Price
  • Cleanliness


Since I was introduced to the “Seafood Chalupa Salad” at Don Jose’s, Fullerton in 2008, I was hooked on it! Honestly, beyond the salad mentioned, the complimentary chips/salsa and the house margarita, I couldn’t tell you anything about other menu items LOL The restaurant as a whole…very inviting, family friendly, clean and the staff is pretty attentive! We’ve never had to wait long for service, which is a major cool point for me coming off the plane, straight to them feening for the Chalupa Salad! 🙂 Chips & Salsa: The house made warm chips are so good that it’s easy to just keep eating them until you’re full before your main entree’! Perfect crunchy texture, not greasy House Margarita: They offer blended or frozen (I opted for the blended) Great taste, not outstanding, but about your average GOOD margarita. And since we were there at Happy Hour….the $3 price made it taste even better! 😉 Seafood Chalupa Salad: NOW we’re getting to the real part…my favorite (only) menu item I ever get. LOL This scrumptious salad consists of Shrimp, crisp greens, mushrooms, hard boiled eggs, tomato, avocado, cheese, bacon and a vinaigrette dressing. The menu states it’s a mild jalapeno vinaigrette. It’s mild alright, because I have yet to taste any jalapeno flavor. It’s not a bad thing, because the entire salad ingredients compliment each other so well… And the bonus….the bowl…can’t forget the crispy, crunchity (is that a word? ha!) edible tortilla bowl! It’s a YUM all around on this, the reason I have to have one every year I visit! My bestie had the “Veggie Fajitas”! Beautiful dish and tasted very good also! The veggies were portabella mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash. Served on the side were sauteed bell peppers/onions/tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, refried beans and warm tortillas While Rodrigo’s have a very limited menu for Happy Hour, you really cannot beat the prices of $3/$4. They have Sunday Champagne Brunch and Lunch Specials also! I have yet to experience their other dishes (maybe next year?) But from my 10 years of visits, they haven’t failed me yet on my salad 🙂 Have you been here or other locations in Cali? What are your favorite mexican spots where you live? Sound off below!

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  • Heidi

    Chalupa Salad is absolutely the best. Happy hour beers/margaritas and chips and salsa make it even better. If your in town…. stop through!

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