DonJito

4.4
316 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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Mp16
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, most definitely coming back, the food was amazing, the service was amazing, no complaints at alll

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vipgreen13
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place with nice service and great food

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toppingcat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here, looking to eat close to Emelin for a show later. Great find. The indoor decor is very nice, the food was wonderful- tasty, unique, not your standard Mexican. Only issue was a little bit of language difficulty with our server, but we worked through it!

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VickyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of the best! Always a good time! If my first review didn’t say it, I’ll say it again…EVERYTHING FROM FOOD TO STAFF IS OUTSTANDING. When you can joke around with the waiter and owner, nothing beats that! This place is worth every penny. See y’all soon

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vipLizzyj
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service drinks

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Chuc
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The servers were very attentive. Keep up the good work guys.

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vipDucky
New York Area
356 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We returned to try some other dishes on the menu we were interested in the last time. We bought guests with us and everyone was pleased with their dishes, the fajitas, mofungo, fried snapper, and basa. The quac app and fried hot honey brussel sprouts were very tasty.
The cocktails were also very nice. Service was very attentive and helpful. Everything was very consistent. We enjoyed our experience.

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JeffreyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Warm, friendly and welcoming. Good food; good value

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vipMaiaM
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was totally awesomesauce, food and drinks was amazing

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Sulisalazar
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Will be going back ☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent

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love2dine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and plenty. The waiters were friendly and attentive. The restaurant was clean, a pleasant atmosphere.

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vipWestMom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My husband and I ate here for the first time. We ordered guacamole to start and the waiter said they didnt have any. I thought he was joking. It's a mexican restaurant. We then decided to try the brussel sprouts which were actually very good. For our main course we ordered the paella. The waiter said it would be more than enough for two people. It was an expensive entree so we figured we would try. It was barely enough for us, but even worse, the seafood was not fresh at all. It seemed like it was thawed and was watery and awful. They threw some cold pimentos on top and it really only made the dish worse. If we ever decide to go back, I'll still to the fajitas. The neighboring table ordered them and they looked pretty good.

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vipCarolann
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious short rib tacos and attentive service! First time there and not the last.

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vipKeiko
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife took a neighbor and shared several appetizers which they loved …. Not to mention their delicious Margaritas & wine 🍷 .
They will be back soon 😱😱

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vipKeiko
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another reasonably priced delicious meal. Service was very good and the drinks divine !
You owe it to yourself to visit DonJito. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipVmom
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner during restaurant week. The paella was delicious and full of chorizo and shellfish. The Tres Leche cake was soooo good. The art work makes for a cool vibe during an outstanding meal. This was our first visit, but it wont be our last.

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AnnaQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Manny is the best. Ambience, Food, Service is IMPECCABLE!

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BuonAppetito
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was just okay. Paella was bland and had very little seafood or chorizo,. The skirt steak was tough and the side dish it came with was cold. Asked to have it hot, they way it was supposed to be, but the second time it was served lukewarm. We gave up. They were out of one dessert, so we tried tres leches cheesecake. It was overly sweet. Waiter was accommodating and staff was pleasant.

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Soni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the first time during restaurant week.
The service and the food was excellent. Portions were adequate. Nice ambiance.

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Shel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even during restaurant week the options were delicious. We ordered from both the restaurant week and regular menu, and loved all of our food. The drinks are strong and delicious, and the service is friendly and efficient. We did wait a little longer than I would’ve liked only because the restaurant was super busy because of restaurant week. On a typical night though, this place runs like clockwork and the manager is phenomenal. He goes out of his way to make sure every diner is happy and has what they need. Great ambience, a lot of fun, and not overcrowded. They even have a beautiful outdoor patio with heaters.

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Tiffany
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Manager Jonathan was great. Very attentive, and friendly.

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Felix
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was energetic. May have to wait a bit for service due to this pandemic but when taken care of, Marta, our hostess, was exceptional

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vipKevinA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Yes, it was a busy night but waiting 1 hour for appetizer is unacceptable. They also ran out of dessert at 8pm. Food was okay but nothing to write home about. Definitely not going back.

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vipDucky
New York Area
356 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good variety of selection for restaurant week menu. Apps, entrees and dessert indicative of their regular menu, so a plus to know what their food is really like and not created just for restaurant week. The dishes are all very flavorful and nice size portions. The drinks list are creative blends of ingredients and well balanced, example, the variety of margarita drinks. The staff is very quick and attentive.
The ambiance can get very noisy when the restaurant is very full.

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JeanetteQ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went in restaurant week I must day the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I want to go back to try the red snapper.

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vipKeiko
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYA a delicious experience at DonJito. You owe it to yourself and your family / friends to try it out.
You will NOT be disappointed.

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EllenG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and not rushed. Food was excellent. Fun vibe!

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Lori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've been wanting to try this place for a while and finally went during Restaurant Week. Food was delicious however the drinks were not - they were too strong and we were unable to finish them. Would come back but perhaps next time order a beer with dinner.

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vipKeiko
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten here and have always enjoyed our meals. The ambiance under the Pergola is terrific. Makes you feel like you are at a vacation resort.

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vipRain
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nicely decorated. Staff aimed to please. We would def return.

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VickyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious! Exceptional/outstanding service!
We had the paella, empanadas, stuffed plantain and drink was mango madness - I’m still drooling thinking about everything. Definitely recommend and will definitely be coming back!

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AnnS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!! Jonathan is an amazing manager and really makes you and your party feel like VIP. All servers are efficient and super nice. The food, drinks and atmosphere is exceptional.

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vipElizabethA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our go to spot for neighborhood dinner. Always great food and service! Will be back!

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vipKeiko
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYA a pleasant dining experience. Food quality, value and taste are always pleasantly consistent. The prices are reasonable and dining under the Pagoda in the back is lovely.

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Alan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, outdoor dining was great! Thankfully it was a beautiful night because it took a very long time to receive our food. In defense of the restaurant, they had a very large party so I do not think this is representative of the service in general. Would definitely go back!

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vipBabaPorsche
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress Marta was a joy. Food tasted very good. Took a bit longer than expected given it was quite empty. Calamari was perfect crispy and tender at the same time. The pork chop and the risotto were both a tad over cooked even though the flavor was perfect. The pernil which was a special was a bit on the salty side. The Flan similarly was just a bit on the form side. Overall very good but has room left for improvement. The outdoor area in the back is very pleasant.

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suppermom
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was horrible. We waited 20 mins before anyone came over to ask us for drinks and then it took another 20 mins for the drinks to come. We waited over a 30 to have someone come take our order.
They are very under staffed but this was ridiculous.
Won’t be going back anytime soon

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vipSBCT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reliable, love the menu variety and the ambience, especially on the back patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was quite good. Pleasant outdoor dining setup. The service was spotty because the restaurant was busy.

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You can order delivery directly from DonJito using the Order Online button. DonJito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 902-5486.

DonJito is rated 4.4 stars by 316 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.