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Cafe Jose Restaurant

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Mexican, American, Family Fare, Diner
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2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-0299
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6:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
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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
Good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
John G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I keep trying this local shop trying to see what other locals like about it. To me the place looks un kept and place is in need of a remodel. The food is below average.

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Restaurants in Sedona on the average because it is tourist town are not inexpensive. Cafe Jose is cheaper than many and is a local favorite. It is not on the main highway but located in the Safeway strip mall complex. We have always found the quality and portion sizes well above average on any fast food establishment. They have a... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Being from NJ I'm a big fan of diners. This traditional diner has good food and friendly staff. The breakfast specials are great. I get the chicken fried steak and eggs $4.99 before 10am. Lunch and dinner cost could be a little lower but are comparable to average Sedona prices.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stumbled on Cafe Jose while looking for a light meal. Keep in mind that we enjoy local eateries and diners while traveling. Here you will find an extensive menu, reasonable prices, and good home cooking.

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Everett, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I can't believe the positive reviews (which led us here the day we arrived). In our party of 10 the food ranged from "so-so" to "awful." And it wasn't cheap, either...average plate was around $10. McDonald's would have been a better choice...at least then we would have known what kind of quality to expect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My favorite restaurant in all of Sedona! Excellent food, friendly staff and great prices. Check out the daily specials for sure!

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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, Family Fare, 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, Family Fare, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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