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Cafe Jose Restaurant

2370 West Highway 89A, (in Safeway Plaza), Sedona, AZ 86336
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Ranked #21 of 152 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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Long Island, New York
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

After a long day of travel to Sedona, we wanted a low key restaurant with good food. What we found was a great restaurant with delicious food. Both my daughter and I had salmon and it was cooked to perfection. My son had the "No Way Jose" burger. He loved it, so large he could not even finish it! My... More

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Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We headed to Café Jose to get away from some of the touristy restaurants with high prices. If you want to eat where the locals do, then this is your restaurant. The food was good, the price was right and the service was prompt. The menu offers a lot of different entrees.

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Mesa, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The portions are large, fresh and hot. The coffee service is unending. Be sure to try the Machaca and eggs or one of their spinach and cheese omelettes.

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Sedona, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Been here many times. Always Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere, A must go to if your in the area.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When I go for lunch in the middle of the week I normally don't have much time and Cafe Jose is a great place because you can get in and out quickly. The food choices are plentiful, the prices are moderate and that makes for an appealing place to have lunch.

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Marietta, GA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ketchup in my spaghetti would have tasted better than what they used. I am notorious for eating my food, so I grudgingly ate my Italian sausage spaghetti. My daughter could not handle hers. We had a to-go order. My wife complained about her linguine pasta, she ate most of it and we tossed the rest. I took my daughters back... More

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

We have been making spaghetti in this restaurant for 15 or more years with the same kitchen staff doing the cooking. Our food is very consistent. This is only the second complaint we've ever received about our spaghetti With the volume of business we do, we have sold hundreds of spaghetti meals over the years. We understand that everyone has... More

cottonwood, az
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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