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Jose's Cantina

811 N State, Saint Ignace, MI
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Ranked #20 of 36 Restaurants in Saint Ignace
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Stanton, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food and service were both excellent. The food was hot and tasty, and the service was fast and friendly!

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Holly,MI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Jose's Cantina is a rare find. Whoever would expect an excellent Mexican restaurant in a place like St. Ignace? We didn't, but went to Jose's because we had read about the award winning tacos. Our first treat was the decor, which makes you think that you are in a cozy Mexican village. The next was the warm chips with the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ate here because it sounded good, and was across the street from our hotel. Food wise, it was great, my wife got the cantina burrito and ate it almost all the way up. I got the Diablo burrito del murtè. (Not a joke on that hot warning, I was in tears) Beer prices were reasonable. Drinks were in larger... More

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Roscoe
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The service was not very good.There was only 2 servers,for a place that was 1/2 to 3/4's full.Once we ordered a drink,it took us another 15 mins. to get it.After ordering our food,it came out in a reasonable amount of time.I ordered the Cheese Enchillatas.They were not very good.Would not recommend going there.

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to Joses and loved it!! I had the mango habanero chicken tacos and they were some of the best tacos I have ever had! I love the queso with the chips... so addicting. Also, I am very picky about guacamole and normally only eat my own, but my husband wanted to try a small order and it was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The food here was absolutely atrocious! Out of a 10, I'd give it a 1. I ordered chicken fajitas. The guacamole was horrible....looks like it had been out for days and tried to cover the color by adding lots of lemon. Even their salsa and margaritas were not good. This place was not even remotely authentic and I would NEVER... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My family and I decided to try Jose's. OMG the worst place we could have gone. The Guacamole did not taste like Avocados at all. We just asked for a change and was denied. It took the waitress 20 min just to get our order for drinks and another 20 to order the food. waited another half hour just before... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fun atmosphere. The fish tacos were great. The salsa is smoky but not hot. My friend got the taco salad and said that was good too. They were out of Fried Ice Cream on the day we went. They have really cool skull T-shirt but they were out of them when we were there too. I would definitely go back... More

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a four-day trip. We went to several restaurants and this was the worst. We checked it out here first and were let down with the info. The salsa, said to be good, was THE WORST, we have ever had. It wasn't ever out of a jar. It was made with seasoning from a packet. The nachos were okay.... More

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Moravia, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were just going to get a drink, but then decided on an order of Fajitas. It took a bit to get the fajitas and when we did, we only got the tortillas with the tray of meat/veggies... I thought she was bringing back the rest of the stuff. But I had to ask for it. That took a while... More

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