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Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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309 Petoskey St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2425
+1 231-348-3299
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My sister, whose husband is Hispanic, suggested this little hideout for lunch. Authentic mexican food made with fresh ingredients. Yummy!

Thank Jan K
Detroit, Michigan
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place has cheap and good food. The service is fast and the staff was friendly. I ordered the tacos and they came with a lot of green salsa, so I would recommend asking for salsa on the side.

Thank Summer H
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Best tamales I've had since I've been in El Paso years ago! Most Mexican restaurants make them too heavy with yellow corn meal but these were light with white corn and delicious!! The restaurant is dark, and rather uninviting. You order at a counter and go sit and wait for your food. Not really clean, and not really decorated at... More 

Thank Natasha S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Disappointed with the food and the customer service was sub-par. We had high hopes for this one based on the reviews. Popped in for quick lunch and found the food to be quite average. Four of us ordered 'platters' but only two came with drinks and we had to buy the other two drinks separately...no rhyme or reason to it... More 

Thank Megan M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I do not like food, and place, maybe I don;t like Mexican foood at all, I am not sure. The place is in Petoskey city centre, good location, near is Polish restourant. But still I can not finish my food, it was discusting.

Thank Ausrytia123
Traverse City,
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love this restaurant. I always get a chicken quesadilla and the chips and salsa. They have the best salsa I've ever had in a restaurant.

Thank Ronald N
Alma, Michigan
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great simple food we had the tamale platter it was 3 pork tamales, rice and refried beans it was more than I could eat. Only thing I didn't understand was the sign of where to put your dishes it worked out ok they cleared our table before I had to take care of them. I would definitely go back would... More 

Thank Pamela F
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Small place, with indoor and outdoor seating. Customers order at the counter from a simple menu and the food is then brought to your table. Chips and Salsa available at an additional cost. We found the food to be very average.

Thank travelingrandma54
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Never been disappointed with any of the fare. Tacos are authentic, guacamole made fresh and the flan is delicious.

Thank JodieBiss
North Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food. The guacamole was very fresh and delicious. I ordered the pork tamales, which were hand made. Couldn't have asked for a better meal. Very friendly folks behind the counter. Being from Texas I was really craving some good Mexican food, this place didn't disappoint.

Thank blitz1932

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Petoskey St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-348-3299

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