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Cafe Jose Restaurant

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Mexican, American, Diner
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2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-0299
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Today
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Despite the name, Cafe Jose serves good old-fashioned home style cooking...
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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    Very good
  • 66
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go where the locals eat!

Wonderful food at a great price. Probably why it is a local hangout. Nothing super special to look at and carpet is worn, but the food is great and the service is better. Huevo Rancheros is a favorite for breakfast and the Salmon Caesar Salad is wonderful for dinner. And don't forget their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
SedonaTraveler123
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Sedona, Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Teterboro, New Jersey
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Decor is dated It's a local place Shredded beef and chix tacos were quite good Salsa also very good but you have to pay for chips and salsa Guacamole - they say they make it there It doesn't taste so good, very bland and made yesterday just not fresh Beans nasty out of a can Rice also cheap Prices $3... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The prices are great but the food and service are just average. There was no wait which was really nice and it is family friendly.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We chose this place because one of the people in our group, who lives in Sedona, said it was good. It was a Sunday so it was a little busy but we were seated right away. Four of the people ordered mexican dishes, one child ordered mac and cheese and I ordered a BLT. My sandwich was good. The french... More 

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ramblinrose52, Owner at Cafe Jose Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy the food at our restaurant. Especially, when a local resident brags about us and then we let you down, it is very embarrassing and disappointing to us. We take great pride in trying to please our customers. You are correct in the perception that our Mexican food is not very spicy and is... More 

Sedona, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wonderful food at a great price. Probably why it is a local hangout. Nothing super special to look at and carpet is worn, but the food is great and the service is better. Huevo Rancheros is a favorite for breakfast and the Salmon Caesar Salad is wonderful for dinner. And don't forget their pasta and Mexican dishes. They rock!

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Independence, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our server, Casey, did a fine job of taking care of us. Portions were large. The food was good. The menu is huge with lots of choices. Casey knew the menu very well and worked hard to make sure the kitchen followed instructions.

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Don't eat there.This food is very poor quality.Its cheap enough and tastes that way.We liked Jave Love better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very nice cafe, very well maintained with nice decor. The service was very good and the waiter explained several dishes to us. I had a chimichanga and it was very good. The wife liked her taco salad as well. Large portions well prepared.

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Vandalia, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The name does not denote breakfast, but don't let it fool you. It is a family restaurant that was recommended to us.

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Heartland Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very good authentic Mexican food. Prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent. This has become a regular stop for us any time we are in Sedona.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sat. is Prime Rib and so good. Good sized portions and v. good taste ; prices are reasonable.They have specials every day . W#e have had the pot roast and turkey dinners before and they were v. good also.

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Additional Information about Cafe Jose Restaurant

Address: 2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone Number: +1 928-282-0299
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-282-0299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?