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Jose's Mexican Cafe

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1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955-4207
+1 831-899-0345
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Port Orford, Oregon
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I decided for dinner we would go out and try a new restaurant. Jose's colorful sign caught our eye in the dark of the evening. We looked it over and decided it was worth a try. We had to park down the street but once we walked back and thru the front door things just got better.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Jose's definitely scratches my itch for great Mexican food and exceptional marguerites! Their fish tacos are made with fresh Monterey Bay Snapper - super yummy!!! They make there salsa there and it's phenomenal. It's a small place, get there early.

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Thank Rich2opolo
Seaside
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed many delicious meals here. Limited parking in the small lot. Casual local dining at reasonable prices.Good service with good food in a nice environment. Life is good!

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Thank Kim H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We descended upon Jose's around 9:00 pm with a group of about 20 family and friends, after a beach side wedding rehearsal party. The size of the party easily swamped the wait staff in this small restaurant, but they quickly rallied with friendliness and support. After everyone had ordered it took a little while for the food to be served.... More 

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Sacramento CA
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had a taco and tamale, served with a large side of rice and beans. Pretty typical, but had a slightly different flavor I was unable to place, but it was good. My partner had a combo fajita plate, which was more then he could eat. He said it also had a different flavor, but liked it. Wait staff was... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The serving staff was friendly. That's what our takeaway was. The grungy/dirty/worn out menus were a turn off. I'm not afraid of germs but this was an immediate turn off. The food wasn't great, although the portions were huge. Chicken fajitas were disappointing that they were not served on the traditional hit sizzling pan. Chicken armed chewy and overall trade... More 

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Thank W_MOshkosh_WI
Carmel, California
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311 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We love this "locals" spot for fresh and authentic Mexican foods. The menu has lots of options and they are very flexible about adding / subtracting from some choices. ANY of the items with the pulled pork are fabulous, the burritos superb as are the fish tacos. Fresh chips and an OK sauce that could use a bit of pep... More 

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Thank Jim W
sacramento
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were staying in Seaside and wanted Mexican food. We saw Jose's from the road and decided to try it. None of us were sorry! It is kind of a small place but they seated our party of 5 without delay. Chips and salsa that wasn't too spicy, which appeals to all of us. Soccer on the tv. We had... More 

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Thank busymom3too
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have enjoyed dining at Jose's for 10yrs. I like the chili rellleno and the chicken burritos here. The chips are always fresh and the salsa is very good. One of my favorite restaurants on the Peninsula.

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Thank Karen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

They have the best chicken enchiladas and chile rellanos ever! Their mole sauce is beyond compare. Service always awesome and friendly.

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Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 831-899-0345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?