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Jose's Cafe & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
+1 808-732-1833
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here on a week night on the way home from work, sort of on the spur of the moment decision. We were hungry for Mexican Food and decided to stop off in Kaimuki where there are two Mexican Restaurants within a half block of each other and a lot of parking. We decided on Jose's... More 

Thank Roy808
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were hungry for Mexican food and decided to give Joses another try. Beer was cold and Margarita was great. Sorry, but the food just wasn't up to par. Chips were soggy, burrito was pretty tasteless. We've given Joses several chances, and now have to start looking for a new spot.

Thank oahuhaole619
United States
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went there family or friends because very specious and we can get together all big party. According to owner, they run the restaurant more than 40years. Owner and his brother came from Mexico. Their food is feel like to eat traditional family Mexican meal, so their meal makes us always relaxing feeling. Staffs are so kind specially for kids.... More 

Thank Ayako I
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It's a Tuesday night. I am hungry and somewhat thirsty. I am greeted by the waitpersons when I step into the restaurant. What a breath of fresh air! The bar is alive and I don't want to sit alone to dine. It's kind of nice not to have to wait for a table or service. All I can say is... More 

Thank Gwenne S
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stopped in for a drink and appetisers at this neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Great happy hour with fast and efficient service. Really enjoyed ourselves for the hour and a half spent there

Thank Hawaiitraveller17
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We let try Mexican Food in Jose,s . Honolulu with our Family Guest from Europe , Our Friends was love they daily soup -Bondigo and Beef Qusadio , our teen - Girls Vegetarian and eat Salad in Taco shale wish sweet souse , Mexican Desert sample Just perfect . So our Family Guest like Jose,s Mexican Food and Deserts .... More 

Thank anadaf
Bratislava, Slovakia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

We've found this spot just walking by and decided to try it the other day. Food was fine, although not the best mexican I ever had, but considering you're on Hawaii it was very good. But the margarita was one of the best - and that counts, right? :)

Thank MatkoKrivi
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

What the good Mexican food in Honolulu and Best Margarita in town . we try , Restaurant warm, friendly, plenty of customers , Fish taco and salsa so fresh , Great place!

Thank anadaf
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere!! Food is pretty good. Don't really have any complaints. Promptly seated and parking right outside the door. It's payed though.

Thank Benjamin O
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

We spent our childhoods in Santa Fe. In the fifties it was a Mexican village with a few artists called Los Cincos Pintores. The five painters. Our parents were a part of that colony of artists. They partied in the mountains above the town, The Sangre de Christos (the blood of Christ). There is a town in the foothills called... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-732-1833

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