5940 N Highway 99
Stockton, California 95212
Phone: (209) 931-9163
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Don Luis’ Mexican Restaurant is family owned and family oriented with a friendly staff that will always make you feel like you're at your home away from home. Located right off of the 99 freeway, this spot is in the perfect location for anyone going in or out of town.
Ask the bartenders for tips on their favorite meals so that you can get the inside scoop on fan favorites. These authentic flavors and generous portions will leave you satisfied and with plenty of left overs for lunch the next day. Enjoy some delicious Mexican food and a margarita!
This is a true Mexican atmosphere. Wasn’t too busy on this visit, but taking that into consideration service was a little slow. Took our order promptly with followed by chips and salsa. At one point I asked for salt and more salsa which I never got. Took a while for our food to arrive. The rice was lukewarm. The chicken enchilada was pretty good. However, the chicken taco not so much. There was a lot of chicken in Taco, but it was very dry. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt I will give this establishment another try
You can be loud in this environment or people are unaware of how they are or the drinks are just that good. The drinks are good. Food was delicious. Service was okay they tend to forget because there is alot going on but it's unintentional.
Excellent all around. Took my family visiting from the East Coast and all were more than satisfied with their selections.
I love this place- and they're open for breakfast- bonus points! Love the salsa and the food. Service has always been good when I've gone, no problems there. Love the authentic atmosphere. Bathrooms are spotless. I've heard cars are getting broken into in the lot, so beware. Homeless folks are in the area.
Don Luis is a Stockton staple! The food is good— we like the Pozole, Beef Tacos, Cheese Enchiladas, and some of their specialties. The salsa is great! Sometimes the chips are a little burnt tasting… The homemade tortillas are fabulous. The service is pretty good! But it can get really packed and loud on the weekends. (Sometimes they turn the music up full volume and it’s hard to hear the other people at your table… I feel like an old lady writing that, lol! But it really is distracting.) You’ll know when they’re packed because the parking lot will be completely full. Overall, it is clean, consistently good, and fairly priced!
My husband and I have been to this restaurant a few times over the course of many years. We have enjoyed the food each time. The last time I ordered the Pozole, which was very good. This last visit, I ordered the chicken sopes and was given a super-sized serving of two with sides of refried beans and rice. The service was friendly, and the food was ready within a decent time. I appreciate the consistency of the quality and portion size of food they serve.
For my first time here, this place was a great experience. Service was top notch even during a Sunday rush hour. Food was great. I definitely will be coming back here, I'm just mad at myself for not finding it earlier.
Always great food. Usually great service. Wasn't the usual best this time but food and drinks were still worth it
Arrived during busy lunch hour. Still had adequate seating inside. A young man brought us chips and salsa. He also took our drink order. Enjoyed the chips and salsa while waiting for the waitress to take our order. Beef burrito lunch special tasted good and was filling. We have been here before and will be again.
Very busy place. Great customer service. The food was excellent. Good amount of food for the dollar. They also have outdoor seating. We drive to Stockton from Sacramento to enjoy the great food. Highly recommend
My mom's work had her retirement lunch here last week. Very happy with the service, the outdoor patio area, and the food. Definitely a hidden gem off the freeway. Parking lot and street parking available. Wheel chair ramp up to the front door. Margaritas were pretty good too!
Best place to get a taco salad and it's big and fresh ingredients all the time. I drive 30 minutes just to get this because everywhere I tried was either small and expensive or the Taco shell was not crunchy or fresh and not enough meat inside for the price I'm paying for even though everything has gone up since the pandemic. And the Customer service is ALWAYS Excellent!!!
The people I went there with love it. They appreciate food differently than I do, So I'm going to add a little bit of their ideas to my review. They love their tacos. I got a Steak ALa Chicano. That was pretty good, not great. I wouldn't order it again, but I will definitely eat there again.
From the outside you would probably think to yourself ehh doesn’t look to good probably barely good. From a Mexican who was brought up on authentic Mexican food Don Luis is hands down one of the best restaurants in the area. The price is not to bad at all for the portions/ flavor both very good. My favorite plate to get is the #3 it gives you a very good variety for the price. On Mother’s Day we were going to another restaurant that ended up having an hour wait. Thankfully Don Luis was open and had so many tables open in the back for people to choose from not for the lack of people sitting and enjoying food b because they had an big open back patio that for a lot of family’s. Definitely gained a new regular!!!
A group of us (15)went after work for the first time. The place was packed. Food was delicious, customer service was great we all sat together in the patio area had some drinks. The only thing I had an issue with was that after 6 guests you only get one check.
Great food and service! The Torta Cubana lived up to the hype. We split it and still were unable to finish it. We will be back to try the fajitas I've heard good things about!
Awesome drinks and food. Great vibe in here. We love family restaurants and this one delivered!
My menudo was 🔥. It was perfectly cooked. The meat was so tender and so was the hominy. It has a lil bit of a spicy bite. Mmm, so good. Our server was a bit rude, I think he mistook me telling my friend something as me rushing him to take our order when he was at the table next to us. Of he had been listening properly he would have known that I was talking about ordering something else. Then I think he would have served us better. Because we got impeccable service last time & they were busier than today.
This is Our favorite place for the special moments in Our life. The tastiest, mouth watering, flavorable food, in the 209. The best staff, so friendly and hard working. Yes I recommend Don Luis.
This place is always good, never had a bad meal here. The salsa is really good, and the house beans are legit! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, very good restaurant.
Fantastic food, great ambiance, and decent prices. I had the Tehmoc's chipotle fusion, and it ranks as one of the top ten Mexican food meals I've ever eaten!! Will be going back often.
The food portions were phenomenal the flavor was delicious the most purest form of Mexican Cuisine actual flavor is there the spice red peppers the Chiles it's delicious it's phenomenal I would recommend this place a hundred out of a hundred
Excellent enchiladas! Good portions. Friendly staff. Very popular with Latino locals which is always a good sign for a Mexican restaurant.
Great customer service delicious food. Easy access of the freeway it's a must stop restaurant...
Been coming here for years. I recently tried the Peach Margarita it was really good. I'm ordering it next time for sure!
Just ate some enchilada dinner here and took some home. Very pleased and they make it the way I like. Also the beer is good too. I'll be coming back here.
Very good Mexican food. If we're craving Mexican food we come straight here. We love their chips and salsa!
Omg, this is by far the best place for Mexican food. So good, nice staff, and speedy service with a great price and smile. Amazing tasting food.
Good food, all outdoor seating with widely spaced tables, prices are right, and the service is friendly. We had a very nice brunch.
Recently moved to Manteca,have family in Stockton after visiting they asked about eating here.Staff is courteous,all seating is outside dining,ordered drinks,food etc.I recommend coming here for some good mexican entries etc. Very good eats,will be back for more.
Food was great. Quality and quantity. One of the best long island I ever had. Friendly service. Patio was beautiful. Can't wait to go back
Food was amazing.. The atmosphere was amazing.. We were cooled down with their outside fans and misters.. This was Friday. 106* heat and my kids were loving it.. Best family experience I have had in a long time. THANK YOU ALEXANDRIA AND ALL DON LUIS STAFF
Great place to eat authentic Mexican food and American food. Prices are a good deal. Foods enough to fill you up. I went there and bought a super burrito. Let's just say, I only ate half and was full.
This is a one of a kind Mexican restaurant. Very large menu and it is different than most places. Food is very very good. Staff is always friendly and they have a good bar too.
This is my guys favorite spot. We also love the outdoor seating. The only thing I could say is please have all the heaters working next time.
Food was good but service was bad. Took 15 minutes to get my drink when the rest of the party got it right away. T requested catsup and salsa 4 times.
I've lived in the area for most of my life and I went here for the first time. It was really good. I asked the people close to me if they've ever been here, and everyone said they have and that it's really good. Where the hell was I this whole time and why didn't anyone clue me into this place years ago?! Lol. I had their tamale lunch special and a Bloody Mary. Food was amazing and the drink was yummy too. Definitely coming back soon.
Food is good! Staff is friendly! Nice out door seating! I like this spot! Portions are a good size too! Most try if you're in town and or driving through
My friends and I have been here twice for lunch and it is nice that they have opened up indoor dining. We were able to come here and get a table for four people with no wait. We chose the outside dining because they had the heating lamps near the tables.
I was doing car shopping and was hungry. I looked for restaurants and their reviews. This restaurant is really good. No wonder it has great reviews. Food was tasty and great prices. Definitely going back whenever we are in town.
One of my favorite places to go. You will never be disappointed. The drinks and food are delicious. I come at least 2 to 3 times a month. Great service. Patio and indoor dinning. There's heating lamps outside if it's too cold and water misters if it's too hot. Great place for the whole family.
Beautiful outdoor patio area Service was ok. Food was good. My chicken wasn't cut inside my taco. I had to cut it myself and rebuild the taco. I had to remind the waiter for my side order of sour cream. We had to ask for silverware too. After we were done with our meals, the waiter did not take our plates before giving us the bill. Even after we paid the bill and the waiter took it, he did not take away our plates. I saw other dirty plates left on tables. I would go back for the outdoor area eating experience.
Don Luis rocks the Mexican food scene! This is definitely our "go-to" and our favorite Mexican food restaurant. Everything is made from scratch. We really love the brown gravy! Gravy and cheese to dip your chips! Great chicken tacos...probably beef too, but I only order the chicken. Fresh, hot house-made tortillas! Friendly and efficient wait staff!
Great food. Lots of options. Big portions. Good vibes. Good service. Small eatery. 4 stars for long wait time to receive food. Went on a Tuesday night and it was very busy.
The food was pretty good and the service was fine as well. The big problem here is the cleanliness of the place. When you walk up you are met with a very dirty glass door and it just goes down hill from there. When you enter, the wall to the right if very beat up. It has no baseboard and the seetrock is missing all over along the bottom of the wall. The bathroom shows that no one has cared to clean in a very long time. Take a look at the pictures. What a difference some upkeep could make to this place! 3 stars because of the food being pretty good. Otherwise find another place.
I'm from Southern California, and came out to live in Northern California. And this has been the best spot for authentic Mexican Food! 👌 the drive was worth my time.
Nov. 6, 2921 Update: Stop by to get some takeout. Friday night. They were slammed! Only one empty table. But this week they had plenty of help. Everything seem to be going smoothly. My order was correct. Delicious as always! This is our local go to spot for good Mexican food! Oct. 25, 2021 Update: We have had great service and good food consistently here over the past few years. Tonight they were slammed. The parking lot was completely full and there was only one table open when we walked in. But tonight the food was no bueno! I ate half of my meal and left the rest on the table. A full house and only two servers working their butts off. You could tell there was a lot of stress between the servers. At least one large party at a long table. They were not happy either. Why did this happen? Where is the owner/manager? Our server did the best she could to keep up with things. My taco was a limp mess with dry pieces of chicken. The gravy was not on point. Not a good experience tonight! Will try a few other local Mexican restaurants before we come back here. …………….. Don Luis rocks the Mexican food scene! This is definitely our "go-to" and our favorite Mexican food restaurant. Everything is made from scratch. We really love the brown gravy! Gravy and cheese to dip your chips! Great chicken tacos...probably beef too, but I only order the chicken. Fresh, hot house-made tortillas! Friendly and efficient wait staff!
Absolutely my favorite place to eat. Amazing food and super sweet staff! Can never get enough of this place!!
We loved this place! The food and service is great. We arrived around 11am and the place was full, a good sign. A friend recommended this restaurant based on food and drinks. I had a draft Modelo beer. I will be back. This may bee my new go-to.
The food was pretty good and the service was fine as well. The big problem here is the cleanliness of the place. When you walk up you are met with a very dirty glass door and it just goes down hill from there. When you enter, the wall to the right is very beat up. It has no baseboard and the seetrock is missing all over along the bottom of the wall. The bathroom shows that no one has cared to clean in a very long time. Take a look at the pictures. What a difference some upkeep could make to this place! 3 stars because of the food being pretty good. Otherwise find another place.