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1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-0345
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 19
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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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
Still the best Mexican Food on the Peninsula, Consistently Good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
DaCoach61
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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85 helpful votes 85 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
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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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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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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?