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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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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 355
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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, specials.

We have eaten here many times, prices are good. They have specials every day. Thur is 1/2 rack of ribs So....... good, fall off the bone. Sat. is prime rib and v. good , served with smashed potatoes, veg. and Wow corn bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
tnfran
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Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here many times, prices are good. They have specials every day. Thur is 1/2 rack of ribs So....... good, fall off the bone. Sat. is prime rib and v. good , served with smashed potatoes, veg. and Wow corn bread.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'm sorry, but this restaurant deluded our expectations. We were looking for a "good Mexican restaurant" and the hotel gave us this name. We checked the reviews of course before going but they didn't seemed bad. However - probably that wasn't there night - we had a horrible dinner. Our kids' hamburgers were tasting weird - honestly don't know why,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Cafe Jose was highly recommended to us. The food was ok... But the attitude of the staff was lousy (hope they did not have some catastrophic event this morning). Received 1, count 'em, 1, smile. Drinks were brought late. One tableware arrived after our food. I was not happy to be eating there. What a downer!

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

It is sad and disturbing to us, as owners, to read this review. For years our restaurant has been voted "Sedona's Friendliest Wait Staff" by local residents. However, in recent months we have felt there has been a change in attitude among employees, partially due to certain dynamics taking place between individual staff members. Your review confirms that our perceptions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Cafe jose is fantastic. You can tell that it is the kind of restaurant that a lot of the locals probably go to. They do amazing, very authentic mexican food, plus a lot of really good all american cooking. I had brrakfast there, chorizo and eggs come with beans and rice plus tortillas and hot sauce. So much food for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was attracted to this place by the TripAdvisor reviews. Hoping for better. The food was good. The service friendly. However, I would not say that this is anything but basic mexican food. Some things tasted homemade while others, not so much. Not all that expensive but not cheap. So so

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We saw this on our way out of Sedona and wanted to stop to get a quick breakfast. I had the Southwest Eggs Benedict and my mom had the French Toast Special- they were both delicious! The service was fast and our orders were accurate. Because it was such a little place I was surprised at the menu selection and... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were hungry for Mexican food and literally stumbled onto this great restaurant. It serves American and Mexican food, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I had the Taco salad and it was yummy. You can ask for mild salsa. Service was great. Will definitely go back when in the area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The huevos rancheros tasted like canned enchilada sauce was used and the chorizo was greasy. The french toast special was ok.

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We arrived to Sedona after a long car ride and kids were very hungry. We were all very happy with our dinners. I even left my phone there overnight and they had it ready for me the next morning. Honesty appreciated!

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Sedona, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Awesome!!! Best breakfast in Sedona.....just a no frills place for great food and service. You can pay double elsewhere if you want, but go with the best

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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, Families with children, 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?