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Cafe Jose Restaurant

2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
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Ranked #23 of 150 restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: American, Diner, Mexican, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Despite the name, Cafe Jose serves good old-fashioned home style cooking. It is a classic American diner which also happens to serve good Mexican food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Cafe Jose is a favorite spot for local residents. It has won the local award for the past several years for "Best Home Cooking," "Best Breakfast," "Best Family Dining." "Friendliest Wait Staff," and "Best Overall Bargain." The food is not fancy, but it is tasty and served with a smile. The portions are large, but meals are priced to fit anyone's budget.
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Dallas, Texas, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Tucked in a shopping center that contains a Safeway is a little gem of a restaurant that serves everything from prime rib to fajitas. Nothing is fancy about the restaurant but the food is a definite 3.75, to 4.0, the service is a 4.75 and the price is a 5. This is one of the most reasonably prices restaurants I... More

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Having enjoyed visits to this restaurant in prior years, we were looking forward to visiting again. There were eight in our group, and we were seated in a separate room with a large table that could seat everyone. This was a very nice jester, because I was expecting that our group would need to be split up. Although they offer... More

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Park City, UT
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This appears to be a local favorite in a tourist town. It's location is in the Safeway Plaza, so it's easy to reach and park. The menu is quite varied - it felt like a traditional diner. When you don't feel like cooking and want a good, simple dinner out, this is worth considering.

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Kincardine, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We always try to get at least one meal here when we are in Sedona. This time we met friends for Sunday brunch. They had several specials and our table ordered a vide variety of food: Mexican, various egg dishes, hamburgers etc. The food was great and the service was fast and friendly. My coffee cup never emptied. For the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our favorite spot for breakfast in Sedona! Our server, Raul, was friendly, attentive, patient and informative. They had daily breakfast specials that were amazingly priced like steak and eggs for $4.99. They offered quite an array of breakfasts including Mexican and American breakfasts. I had the huevos Garcia with chorizo and it was fabulous. My family ordered some... More

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Spring, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We intended to go to the popular "Coffee Pot Restaurant" in Sedona having read many good reviews. But they have only 14 parking spaces and we couldn't get one. So, we saw this restaurant in the neighboring shopping center and thought we would give it a try. At first I felt disappointed we were having to settle for breakfast at... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had dinner there and was not disappointed. We all had Mexican dishes...tamales, enchiladas, and chimichanga ... All were delicious. Homemade salsa was great. Service was friendly and quick. Great place for families.

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Sedona, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The list of awards and accolades for this spot are many. Atmosphere is not its strong suit, yet on many other levels it is thumbs up. Delicious Sedona Burger w/ generous fresh avocado, a massive thick slice of onion, flavorful smoked crispy bacon and extraordinary O-rings. And served by as friendly a wait staff person can be and that's Kayla.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Tired of tourist traps and chain restraurants, this place offers a large menu selection for everyone, including tired, hungry, picky kids. Great friendly, fast service too.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Excellent homemade soup! All the meals were homemade and outstanding. I had a combo, chili rellano and chicken tamale. Very tasty!! Great service too!!

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