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Cafe Jose Restaurant

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American, Diner, Mexican, Family Fare
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2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 318
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  • 180
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
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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
Most recent review
Breakfast anytime.

Being late risers we went looking for somewhere for breakfast at 2:00 in the afternoon and this is the only place that serves this late, early for us. The omelet I had and the veggi scramble my partner had were both plenty and done perfectly. Service was fast and courteous. Would defiantly return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Bill A
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Peoria, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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577 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Being late risers we went looking for somewhere for breakfast at 2:00 in the afternoon and this is the only place that serves this late, early for us. The omelet I had and the veggi scramble my partner had were both plenty and done perfectly. Service was fast and courteous. Would defiantly return.

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Indianapolis
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Food was just average and the service was bad. Had to send toast back as #1 it was not buttered as requested and promised and #2 came back looking like it was "waved over the toaster or grill" and still white/sourdough like it just came out of the bag. Had to ask for a 2nd cup of coffee/refill, etc. Far... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Oh my god! Sandwiches were soooooooooooooooooo tasty! Fast service and yummy food. We recommend the Turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich and the patty melt. Shoe string fries were perfect. Great food. Great prices.

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The owners wanted to create a restaurant for the locals and that's what it is. A place where the locals go to get good food at a price they can afford. You can get pretty much anything American or Mexican. The food is good, the portions big and the price very reasonable, $9 to $13. The hotels and time-share resorts... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Service was fast and very friendly. I had 3 people stop by in the first couple of minutes. Food came out quickly, and was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Thought I would try this place due to the good comments. Mostly elderly customers who obviously know the entire staff. Service seemed slow but it wasn't crowded. Seemed as though the regulars got better service than this out-of-towner. Ordered tamales - not much meat encased in a thick and heavy cornmeal dough. Where were the husks? Rice had no taste,... More 

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

Perhaps you had misconceptions about what our restaurant is all about -- we are not a Foodie Mecca and never claimed to be. We are a hometown diner and locals' favorite hangout. We offer simple food, nothing fancy, just good old fashioned comfort food. We are also baffled by your comment about the tamale husks missing from your plate. Generally,... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had lunch here on one of our frequent trips to Sedona. I don't think they have decided what they are - a diner or a Mexican restaurant. It sure looks like a diner when you walk in but the menu is all over the place. The service was okay and the decor is so-so. The food we had was pretty... More 

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

We have no question as to what we are -- we are a hometown diner. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day and have won the award for Sedona's "Best Home Cooking" for the past 8 years. You will find that 90% of the customers in our restaurant are local residents. Many of our regulars dine with us everyday,... More 

Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went here for breakfast on our first day in Sedona and we all loved it so much we come back everyday! The food here is fantastic! The portions are big, so it worked out great for us to share a meal. I'd have to say this place was our favorite place to eat! Great for everyone! Highly recommend to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife has had me eat at probably no less than 150 different Mexican Restaurants during our marriage. This place has the best combination of Quality Food and Friendly Service we've ever experienced! Out of towners like we are Gotta Go!

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a wonderful hour of lunch and margaritas at Cafe Jose. After spending a weekend in Sedona, we were pretty maxed out financially and were looking for authentic and reasonable mexican food before driving back to Phoenix. This is exactly what Cafe Jose was. Delicious nachos, tasty margaritas and a great atmosphere. We had a lovely server named Casy. She... More 

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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: 928-282-0299

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?