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No Way Jose Cafe

$$ - $$$
Federal Hill
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38 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
+1 410-752-2837
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 02:00
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place is open on the weekends. The place has 6 tables in the back. We ate with kids. Guacamole and salsa was great!

Thank Anne M
Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I had the steak and shrimp tacos. The steak was great! The shrimp not so good. Service was average. They have a decent selection of beer. The place could use a good cleaning. The table and the hand rail to the upstairs bathroom was sticky.

Thank Jack0906
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Big burrito that it wasn't bad but nothing special !!! Small portion of guacamole and huge burrito! Place is ok

Thank Monicasdc
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

"No Way Jose Cafe" is always our first stop when visiting Baltimore. They've always offered complimentary chips and salsa along with a cold beer and a friendly welcome every time I've been there. On a beautiful afternoon, the windows will be open making MY favorite past time the most fun, drinking cold beer, meeting new friends and people watching! You... More 

Thank drftr09
Baltimore, Maryland
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160 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

On a Sunday afternoon, some friends and I were in the mood for a little Sunday Funday action. One friend suggested No Way Jose because she was craving queso and we all headed over there. No Way Jose is located in the heart of Federal Hill and it’s usually packed. The Ravens weren’t playing when we went which made the... More 

Thank Likethetea
The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at No Way Jose Cafe, responded to this review

Likethetea, thank you for leaving us a fantastic review and for coming in to see us. We're thrilled to hear how much you loved everything! From reading your review, it sounds like you and your friends made some spectacular food choices! There's truly no better way to start a meal than with our queso! We're also quite flattered to hear... More 

Akron, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We have been here several times and each time have had a GREAT experience! The service was always 100%+ and all the food that we ordered was always spot on! The personnel go out of their way to take care of you! It is not a quiet place but if you are into meeting others and having a GREAT time...then... More 

Thank Dorrays
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I had gone here with some friends hoping for some good guacamole and margaritas. Not only did it take forever to get drinks and food but the waitress we had was terrible. I couldn't get a blended margarita as there blender was broken. The guacamole was horrible and the salsa tasted store bought. In addition we previously asked for separate... More 

Thank SarahMaree14
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

Went with my two kids and wife last Saturday night. The service was fast and courteous. The portions are huge and the value can't be beaten. Margaritas are the best, I definetely recommend them. Have tried different mexican restaurants in Baltimore and we consider this one the best. We started going to No way Jose 20 years ago, when its... More 

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baltimore, md
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2011

We live in the neighborhood and have appreciated this restaurant for years. The food is always consistent and they have good specials. I could make an entire meal of the chips and salsa.

Thank tmkmtk
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Reviewed 21 August 2008

Great happy hour and best cinco de mayo party.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-2837

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