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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I like to go for lunch they have the best salads, Chili, and other mexican specialties. Prices are lower for lunch and slightly higher for dinner. Worth the time to get there.

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Thank Henry D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner for the first time at Jose's, it was rather empty, but it was Christmas eve. The portions are very good for the hungry, the taste was very good. We were very lucky to find parking right in front of the restaurant, but there is municipal parking right in the back. We had the taco salad and it... More 

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Thank wninouye
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

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Thank Roy808
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank oahuhaole619
United States
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank Ayako I
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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 

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Thank Gwenne S
Honolulu
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110 reviews
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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

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Thank Hawaiitraveller17
Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank anadaf
Bratislava, Slovakia
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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? :)

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Thank MatkoKrivi
Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?