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Jose's Cantina

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811 N State, Saint Ignace, MI
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food and service

Great service from the moment you walk in the door. Jackie was a excellent server and would engage in conversation, not just act like a restaurant robot. Their award winning Fish Tacos with the homemade shells were mouthwatering. One negative was the Chicken tortilla soup. Tasted like a cross... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Douglas J Mr S
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Hamilton
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Jose's Cantina is located on the north side of St. Ignace and offers a good view of Lake Huron. Everything about the restaurant is colorful from the walls to the dishes to the owner. (Joe also owns Java Joe's, a small breakfast place down the street; great food if you can get in. It's always crowded.) Our server was friendly... More 

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food great service, definitely will visit again. Big family still had good service kids were happy. Lots to see very colorful place

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Mishawaka, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Ate outside, good weather, good food and got to see the lake while we ate. Mexican food was authentic Mexican not American Mexican.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I had their specialty the Fish Tacos, and yes they were fantastic! They brag about them on their outside signage and I believe they have earned those bragging rights. Oh, did I mention the tasty margaritas they serve, gotta have that with the fish tacos.

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Kalamazoo
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a great dinner here on a Friday night. Shrimp diavlo wasn't too spicy, but super tasty. Great Mexican beers available. New larger location from when we were there last. Wonderful service!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner- very bright, colorful and lively atmosphere with Mexican music playing. Get the fish tacos - they were absolutely delicious. Also loved the chicken quesadilla. This restaurant is owned by the owner of Java Joes which is our favorite breakfast spot in St. Ignace.

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Jackson, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

California burrito...margarita quiet peaceful atmosphere. Sat at a table looking at the great lakemichigan

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Hamilton
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Great service from the moment you walk in the door. Jackie was a excellent server and would engage in conversation, not just act like a restaurant robot. Their award winning Fish Tacos with the homemade shells were mouthwatering. One negative was the Chicken tortilla soup. Tasted like a cross between egg drop and chicken bullion with out and chicken.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ate here last night after checking up and down the town area. WOW, did we pick a loser !!!!!! First there was noone to seat you. We finally had a waitress sit us in a booth and we waited. More than 5 minutes before our waiter finally came. We ordered drinks and waited. More than 5 minutes more before... More 

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Appleton, United States
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The place is a bit run down, to the point where it looked patched together unsafe in places. The staff was nice and food was ok.prices average.

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Additional Information about Jose's Cantina

Address: 811 N State, Saint Ignace, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 811 N State, Saint Ignace, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 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?