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Jose's Mexican Cafe

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1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-0345
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always good!

We enjoy the food and service is always so friendly. The margaritas are terrific. We leave in the area and often get take away, food is great my family of three always enjoys dinner from Joses. Would highly recommend, and reasonable prices!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Pamela H
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Seaside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The staff here is very nice and efficient.The food is good and prices reasonable.We travel to Mexico often for vacation, so we consider the food here good. Simple common dishes are the best. More extravagant entrees should be enjoyed elsewhere, since regional spice differences can be quite extreme in flavor. We prefer very spicy salsas, but the spice here caters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We enjoy the food and service is always so friendly. The margaritas are terrific. We leave in the area and often get take away, food is great my family of three always enjoys dinner from Joses. Would highly recommend, and reasonable prices!

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Adliswil, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We enjoyed a very good meal in this restaurant. The Mexican food was well prepared and homemade, also the sauce and guacamole which is already quite good. We had well prepared fajitas. The margaritas are very nice with a good house Tequila in it. Often you only get the cheap one. The service was attentive and friendly and the prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My family and I were wrapping up a drive from Big Sur and hungry for some great Mexican food. We looked around online for a place nearby and settled on Jose's. We were seated right away and immediately fresh tortilla chips and salsa appeared on our table. We devoured them and the waitstaff happily replaced them without prompting. Our meals... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Cute place, friendly service, good food. They were also very family-friendly which we appreciated. We look forward to trying them for dinner and will be back soon.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Salsa and chip are your first hint to great mexican food. Well Jose's salsa is excellent, daily specials, local specials, great beer selection. Always the freshest ingredients, alway meets up to the highest standards on your taste buds. Coming to the Peninsula thirty years ago from an area with super mexican food, Jose's met the task, come and enjoy, listen... More 

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Delicious fresh Mexican! Nice super clean place. Nice ambience for families, couples..., etc. Full bar that offers an excellent marguerite.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been on the search for a great chili relleno & Jose's knocked it out of the park! It is served covered in an amazing sauce that I always end up scooping up every drop with their homemade corn tortilla chips. I always want to try their other things as everyone's plate around me looks just a delicious but I... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Although the founder of Jose's is no longer around, Gregg and the super friendly staff keep the tradition of excellent food and service alive and well. Located at the corner of Del Monte and Broadway, enter the parking lot from west bound Broadway on the right.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a treat this place was. Dropped in for dinner on a whim. Very cute décor, attentive service and very good food. We both had fajitas(one chicken, one steak) and both thought they were delicious. They even served our Pacifico in chilled glasses. Our server was excellent; polite, gracious and prompt. I found the prices to be very reasonable. This... More 

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Additional Information about Jose's Mexican Cafe

Address: 1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955
Phone Number: (831) 899-0345
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: (831) 899-0345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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