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Cafe Jose Restaurant

2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
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Ranked #21 of 153 restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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86% Recommend
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cottonwood, az
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have eaten here many times, mainly because it is consistently good food.and friendly service. There is not much atmosphere, but if you want good food at a good price then this is the place to try. My husband loves Mexican food, and I love a nice salad. Breakfast is always quick, tasty and the price is very affordable. When... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We got a hotel recommendation to eat here touting its value and good food. True! I had the basic eggs and bacon and somehow it tasted even better than other places! Their hashbrowns are good - I asked for them extra crisp and actually got them that way! (I can't tell you how many times I say that and there's... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We tried this based on trip adviser rating and were delighted with the food and service. The menu provides a broad selection of items including excellent Mexican options. The food was all praised by kids and adults who were part of our group. The service was outstanding.

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very reasonable prices, good selection...I got a vegetarian taco salad, I wish there was more lettuce and tomatoes in there because it was mostly a crispy shell and refried beans, but next if I go there again, I just know to ask for extra lettuce and tomatoes. It tasted very good, though - The rest of the family got steak... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just after arriving in Sedona we needed to find a place open for lunch at about 3:30, and we happened upon Cafe Jose, in a strip mall near the Safeway Grocery. It had seating for a large number of people, but the areas were divided off so it seemed more intimate. The service response was quick and thoughtful. I was... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Friendly staff, big menu selection, great prices. Would recommend for anyone in including families. Open breakfast thru dinner.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very good home food served in West Sedona. Nice portions and reasonable prices. Good daily specials served, as well as daily menu items.

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New Orleans LA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What a pleasant surprise when eating here at suggestion of Concierge at our Resort, Food really plentiful (needed a doggie bag) and WOW tasty & zingy. Service on the ball -- seemed to know what we needed before we did. Convenient location right on Hwy 89A along the main drag. Lotsa family and kids eating when we did.

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French Lick, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While visiting Sedona, Cafe Jose was recommended by many tour people. The breakfast is really good and reasonable priced. They open really early at 5:30 am so you can do an early breakfast and get out to see the sights. They serve breakfast all day as well as lunch and dinner.

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Fresno, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having spent almost a week in Sedona and liking to try different places, we had breakfast here one morning. We were not disappointed. We actually were a bit concerned when we decided to go here as there were very few people eating there and they advertised both American and Mexican food; in our experience, when both are advertised, neither is... More

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