DonJito

4.4
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
DonJito, the latest restaurant venture from Jito Hospitality Group, celebrates the traditions of Spain, Mexico, and South America with wonderfully influenced Nuevo Latino offerings. Using produce and meats from regional farms and sustainable seafood, DonJito’s sole mission is to provide the customer with a wonderful dining experience. Located in the heart of the Sound Shore towns, we offer healthy, and delicious lunches and dinners along with a wonderful cocktail menu sangrias, and wines designed to enhance your meal.
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DianaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and ambiance. I would definitely recommend to friends. Worth the drive.

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johnl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice spot, decent food, service was okay. Maybe our waiter was not having a good night but wasn’t the friendliest. 🤷🏻‍♂️. I would come back again but it would be more for celebrating a special occasion instead of everyday dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Eh ok, probably wouldn’t visit again. They fill the cocktails with ice, you don’t get what you pay for. Service is slow and waiter barely checked on us. The empanadas were good but the enchiladas only come with rice, they could supplement the dish with another side. The shrimp salad is tiny, they could’ve added more veggies and 3 pieces of shrimp is ridiculous

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We waited 35 minutes to be sat down even though we had a reservation. Manager seemed to be the only person hustling during what seemed to be their busiest hour. He was nice and kept telling us we would be seated soon and for our trouble he would comp us our first round of drinks. Finally we sat down and ordered drinks which no liked. Their margaritas taste like syrup and cheap tequila. Drinks also too a very long time to come which normally I would not mind however since we were sat so late we only had about an hour to sit order drinks and pay our bill before they had to close. Food was also mediocre except for the flat bread and wings. Which were very tasty. Last but not least the bill comes and no drinks comped (I paired the bill alone and still left 18%) However after I left two drinks de were waiting for an Uber and said something to the manager whom then gave them a $50 gift certificate.

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JayD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came in for a Covid safe brunch and was pleasantly surprised! Sat outside on the patio with heaters in the January sun. Great prix fixed brunch menu and unlimited mimosas and sangria. Service was great. It was a great, safe way to spend an afternoon!

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AprilB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They have a tented backyard with widely spaced tables.

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HelenM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have dined at Don Jito many times. The experience is always excellent, from the warm welcome at the front desk to the steady but unobtrusive service and of course the excellent food. The cuisine is unlike anyplace else in the Sound Shore area - more spice, more variety and more unusual ingredients. And the staff manages to keep the vibe lively and festive - no small feat in these tense times!

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vipJasonP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will be back soon.

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vipMarisolD
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our drinks, meals and dessert. Never disappoints. Our waiter, Travis was more than pleasant and very attentive.

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Taylicious
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated right away. They are social distancing. Very clean. Great service. Food was good but I felt it needed salt or more flavor, but fresh, perfect temperature and the meat juicy and tender. I would go back. Not too crowded and my drink was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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Flamenca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am never disappointed when I come here for dinner.

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edwardg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a mostly quiet time with our dinner. The food and the service were very good. We plan to return again soon.

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Lexy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service, they check in on us, food was good, restaurant clean.

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vipDBeth
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Definitely a nice restaurant. Lovely to sit outside--lots of heaters during this time of increased safety--and food was very nice. Great atmosphere.

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this Place, The food good The staff on point and The manager always makes you feel right at home. I brought family and friends here never one complaint :)

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Flamenca
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard about this restaurant from friends and I finally went. It looks small from the outside but it has a lot of room and it also has outdoor seating in the back. Food was really good. Menu has a good variety. The waiters were attentive. We sat outside and the heaters were already pumping. While outside it started to drizzle and they immediately put up the umbrellas. I definitely will go again. I recommend it.

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PeterW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine. There was a couple at an outside table (like us) who had 2 small dogs with them sitting in chairs literally up at the table. One was wandering around the restaurant. Definitely not assistance dogs so they should not have been in a restaurant

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HenryONeal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming was genuine, place was clean and in compliance with CDC.
Benjamin went extra miles in suggesting food and drinks and delivered an exceptional service through the night. He was courteous, respectful, professional and friendly.
Food was delicious and affordable. We will definitely be back to DonJito soon.

JB
vipJimB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We sat outside and the tower heaters were ok
The inside seating was far less socially distant than we would have been comfortable with

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vipdogowner
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner on the outdoor patio. There has been one change since our previous visit: half the patio is open but the other half is now enclosed in a tent, making it less safe from a Covid point of view.
Service was very good and they were accommodating about giving us a truly outdoor table.
Highly recommend the teriyaki wings for an appetizer (they were out of them last time).

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MelodeeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very, very disappointing! Ambience so nice outside!

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ThayaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. It was my second time here & they didn't disappoint me. Food & drinks were great. And the staff were friendly as well.

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Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving us a wonderful 5 star review. We take our reviews very seriously and appreciate when our clients take the time to help future diners select Donjito!

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TimVallely
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SETUP. Heat lamps outside allows comfort through atuumn nights! Food and service is also top-notch.

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vipluvgoodfood
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was lovely and well social distanced.
Food and service were good.

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jackg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This was my second time here. About a year apart. Food is good, creative and good looking. Drinks are weak, and when you’re spending a lot of money you should get a good drink. Service is all over the place, as if busboys and waiters are working for the first time. Takes away from the meal. The people I were with loved it.

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vipBradH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Busy Friday night. We sat inside. The tables are distanced in accordance with social distance. The staff are all so helpful and kind. Our server Brett is wonderful! We have had him serve us every time we go. The food is great! The drinks are awesome! The margaritas are freshly made! The music is a bit loud but it does create an upbeat ambiance. We will be back.

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dinerd
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening with a friend. Great food and service

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don Jito ALWAYS delivers exception quality across the board. The food is fantastic, the service excellent, ambiance awesome, and the owner/manager gave us a free desert and champagne since we were celebrating our 10 year anniversary.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time there. We loved the service and the food. Definitely our new favorite place.

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vipdogowner
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful safe outdoor dining. Beautiful patio in back with heat lamps. Tables spaced apart. No tent (we won't go to an outdoor restaurant with a tent that covered and enclosed on 3 sides). Food and drinks were very good. Special red snapper paella was phenomenal (beautiful presentation). Only downside is they were out of two things we initially ordered. I assume they weren't expecting the business they got on a weekday night. Covid procedures were followed and service was very good.

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THERESAT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service. A beautiful outdoor space and very accommodating.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The manager is on point. Staff excellent. I’d say more but I don’t want too many people to know about this place and make it even harder to get reservations.

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MichaelS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

good service, food seems old and reheated
kids plates were just not good
go for drinks in the back, cook outdoor space

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vipJasonP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back soon.

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vipWestchesterDiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

DonJito has a great outdoor seating area in back and nice heat lamps. We had great food and I would highly recommend it!

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We also enjoyed the special bar drinks, and dessert. Everything about this place screams fastidious , eloquent , and scrumptious , can’t wait to return with friends and family

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Mellyricks
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and frozen drinks were delicious. Plating needs a little work. Great date night! We found parking right in front of the restaurant. We were seated quickly. I recommend making reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The experience started with bad cocktails. Friend ordered a Mojito but asked for Malibu rum. Received the cocktail and it didn’t have malibu rum. Mentioned it to the waiter who then brought over a shot glass of the Malibu rum to pour into the drink instead of making a new one with the proper balance is liquor. Never offered to replace the mixed drink even after we asked to replace it with a completely different one. I had ordered a strawberry margarita but they were out (? Out of strawberry margaritas at Mexican place?) Got a mango instead and there was no mango flavor. Ordered the red snapper, it was loaded with a ranchero type sauce (menu said coconut ginger of which there was no ginger or coconut flavor at all). Since it was a full grilled fish with head and all you Couldn’t see what you were eating with thick sauce on it. I personally don’t eat fish heads so it was really hard to tell what you were eating with the sauce on 100% of the fish. Potatoes tasted like from a box. The best part of my meal was the roasted Brussel sprouts under the fish. It’s such a cute place and we were so disappointed with the entire experience.

FAQs

DonJito offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 902-5486.

DonJito is rated 4.4 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.