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Cafe Jose Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Despite the name, Cafe Jose serves good old-fashioned home-style cooking. It is a classic American diner which also happens to serve good Mexican food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Cafe Jose is a favorite spot for local residents. It has won the local award for the past decade for "Best Home Cooking," "Best Breakfast," "Best Family Dining." "Friendliest Wait Staff," and "Best Overall Bargain." The food is not fancy, but it is well-prepared, tasty and served with a smile. The portions are large, but meals are priced to fit anyone's budget.
US$3 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here for breakfast after a day of hiking, was seated right away despite being a sunday morning. Food came out relatively quickly and was good, mexican comfort food. I was actually not expecting to get as much as we got for the price, as...well as tortillas with our meal. I got the huevos rancheros and my friend got the huevos garcia, and we were full for quite a few hours afterwards. Overall, don't expect anything fancy, but do expect to leave with your soul and stomach satisfied.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Sedona, my wife and I stopped in for a late lunch. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Our meal came quickly, and was extremely good. The food had just the right amount of spice. In addition, the prices were very reasonable. We enjoyed...our meal, and if we are ever in Sedona again, we will stop in for another meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was not impressed with the food!! Had much better Mexican food. Good very bland! The service was great. Would not go back!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had wonderful service from the staff. Food came out fast and was delicious. Shrimp Ranchero with the spicy tomato sauce was awesome!!! Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The "original cafe jose", the best kept secret for breakfast here. I have eaten all over sedona, and have experienced the attempts at bkfst . With apologies about the food, but not the service. Staff and cooks do hand out there interpretation of eggs etc......Regular awesome, quality, breakfast with none of the Arrogance. Regular food for regular people. You don't need 101 options here! They have the BEST coffee . With the machine to do it. 12 out of 10 ..More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roy, Armando, and Corina made my dinner very pleasant. This was my first time here, so Armando recommended the three grilled meat platter (not sure what it was called). It was delicious and huge. It had shrimp, beef strips and chicken strips, It also cam...with five tortillas, which is more than most places give you. The dish was sort of like a fajita platter, but it didn't come on a sizzling plate. It did have the grilled peppers and onions and the sides or guacamole, sour creme, and salsas. It also came with rice and refried beans which were very good as well. The atmosphere was nice as well. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is superb, waitstaff is friendly and welcoming. Food arrived in short order and was amazing. Highly recommend dining here.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Cafe. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Prompt service. Authentic/excellent food that was the freshest there is...must try it....

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to drive by and decided to try it. The food was amazing and it had a great menu selection! Also had awesome service, everyone was so friendly! Can’t wait to try it again.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

The food and the staff were great! We ordered enchiladas, tostadas, tamales and chile relleno! All were very, very good! Armando was our waiter and he was very conscious of our needs at our table. We never went without! Roy seated us and we had...a very pleasant conversation before our waiter came. Penny was our hostess that greeted us and was very friendly. There is also plenty of seating!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Response from Debbie S | Property representative |
Not exactly. The “patio is screened in and is not open air.
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29 April 2016|
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Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea...I would check their website or call them directly.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Jose Restaurant

Yes, Cafe Jose Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Cafe Jose Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cafe Jose Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4