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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

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  • 7
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome chili relleno, best I've found

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Monterey, California
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Monterey, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very extensive menu with many selections, good prices and responsive service resulted in a pleasant and tasty dinner for our family group. The restaurant was crowded, and we were not surprised once we started our meal. It would be an easy place to go back to for anyone appreciating good Mexican food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food was fantastic and very authentic. I suggest trying the guacamole. It's fresh and delicious!

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Fairfax, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Everything we had at Jose's was delicious. The fajitas were very flavorful, the chips fresh and crisp, the nachos piled high with fresh toppings, and the fried ice cream was the perfect way to end to our meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Enchiladas were very good as were the tacos my food was takeout the chips an salsa offered while waiting were fresh an tasty food a little pricey but I will return

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was close to our hotel so we tried it. They had the really good shrimp cocktails. The food was good and actually inexpensive. Somewhat limited seating on the inside.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Taken here by relatives. Service reasonably fast and very friendly. Menu varied enough. Plenty of baked chips and good salsa. Everyone got huge portions including my carne asada. Margaritas were a bit weak says my wife. I thought $5.50 was steep for a Negra Modelo. I can get a whole six pack at home in New England for $9. All... More 

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is just average....nothing very special. There is no spice to the food and that is to bad as Mexican food should have a little spice to it. The guacamole was extremely disappointing and the service was slow. Seemed that the wait staff was more interested in eating their own dinner than serving it to the guests.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?