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Chez Jose Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
+1 503-244-0007
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  • Very good58%
  • Average8%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there today - my first visit. I pride myself on appreciating quality Mexican food and was not disappointed. I had the chicken tamale with mole sauce and while very very good, I could have used more mole. The chips were warm and...More

Thank trawlerdoxie
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Whenever we are in Portland, we make a point of going here--the warm salsa alone would make it worth the trip, but everything here is reliably delicious. They make a point of sourcing their food locally, and you can taste the freshness. They're also open...More

Thank actranslation
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

If you want to go to a place that has consistently good Mexican food and drinks this is it. Expect a wait but it’s worth it. Chez Jose’s has been around for over thirty years and I still love it.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We ate here last night after we rolled into town. Moved away about 10 years ago. Chez Jose was great when we lived here, and it's still good today. This time we brought the kids. Great place for families.

Thank Momsvilleusa
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Chez has been owned by the same family for as long as I can remember. I've been coming here since the mid-80's. Chez serves American style Mexican food. All the dishes are above average. All the portions HUGE. Standouts include the fajitas and chimichangas. Also,...More

Thank ORTraveller51
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I am a foodie and a world traveler. I have been coming to Chez Jose for years, almost always for the squash enchiladas. Today was no different. Wonderful food, excellent dips for the (free) chips, and great drinks as always.

Thank Raghu R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Our family came here to celebrate a couple of birthdays. The menu has something for everybody including vegetarian. Our family chose combination platters, chili rellenos, butternut squash and mushroom enchiladas and artichoke hearts tamale with a great cheese sauce topping. The tamale was full of...More

Thank costaricatravel09
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Famous for their lime chicken enchilada. Bar serves scratch margaritas. Usually crowded for dinners.

Thank Westcoaster36
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I recently moved into a shared housing arrangement near Chez Jose and it has become my latest "Go To" place for exceptionally good food, drinks and service. It is a casual place -- with a wide assortment of burritos, enchiladas, salads, etc. Chez Jose is...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It's been at least a year since my wife and I ate dinner here and we are pleased to report the food and service at Chez Jose remain top notch. I had my "usual", Chili Verde (delicious chunks of lean pork in chili verse sauce)...More

Thank OrrgonDuckFan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-244-0007
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Neighborhood restaurant specializing in Tex-Mex cuisine, both traditional and unique. Family-friendly, full bar, wheelchair accessible, able to accommodate large parties (will take reservations for tables of 6 or more).
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