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Jose's Mexican Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955-4207
+1 831-899-0345
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fresno, California
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a local as their frequent dining location...owner and staff very friendly; clean pleasant Mexican environment; price is a good deal...with return

Thank Calif_wino
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a nice find good homemade food great salsa good prices and very nice people work here the tacos are wonderful

Thank MATTOX23
Mesa, Arizona
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We found this restaurant doing a search on our GPS and were pleasantly surprised by the great food and friendly waiters. There were eight of us in our group and everyone liked their food choices including my four year old grandson who ordered a hamburger. We tried fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, chicken and beef burritos, chili rellenos, Everything was delicious!... More 

Thank pamgarner15
Saint Peters, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful staff and food! Clean and festive environment. My daughter and I enjoyed ourselves. Tamale was great.

Thank dancemomtravels
Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Jose's sits on a corner in a little yellow converted house. It doesn't look like much from the outside but that's ok because they saved everything for the food inside. We had burritos, enchiladas and tacos. All were excellent. The service was good and the restaurant was clean. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Scarry4
Seaside, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Family owned & operated, hands down the best mole sauce on their chicken enchiladas! Clean, great service and convenient location.

Thank Thomas S
Seaside, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have been eating at Jose for years and it is always great. Chili Colorado to the Chile Verde. Two of the best I have had.

Thank Mark R
Port Orford, Oregon
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

Thank Lance N
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Rich2opolo
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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!

Thank Kim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?