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Jose's Cantina

811 N State, Saint Ignace, MI
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Ranked #21 of 37 restaurants in Saint Ignace
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had just spent 7 hours walking all over Mackinac Island, we got back to St.Ignace at 7 pm, very hungry and started to look for a place to eat, we saw the sign for Jose's and thought it looked good, we looked at the reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. Our waitress... More

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monroe
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very good food, however, when I asked for an addition of mushrooms to my dish, the waitress said I would be charged for two meals, (I ordered a steak quesidella-sp?-but saw they also offered a portabella quesadilla-I requested to combine half and half or asked what the additional charge would be to add portabellas to my steak meal & was... More

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Chula Vista, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am always looking and trying to find a good Mexican restaurant that will satisfy my desire's since I now live in Michigan and from San Diego where you can go get good Mexican food anywhere and I finally found one! I tried the fish tacos and was delighted with the taste and the salsa verde made my taste buds... More

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White Lake, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

They are but a few short steps away from being wonderful. Perhaps on sunny Tuesdays and Wednesdays they are. We went on Friday evening about 7 PM. They were starting to get busy, not busy, but starting. We were immediately given great chips and pretty decent salsa and then they forgot about us. My fault for waiting so long, but... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Lots of vegetarian options, excellent carnitas, generous portions. Owner was friendly and attentive, as was our waitress. The view from the deck is spectacular.

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Tainan, Taiwan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When we went it wasn't very busy. The tortilla chips were really good. I had fish tacos and they were delicious! Our waiter was really nice.

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Caledonia, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited Jose's Cantina for a larger group dinner (there were 10 of us total) in July, 2014. Overall food was very good and the service was very good too. We were seated within five minutes of arriving and we were greeted by our server very soon to being seated. This was on a weekday evening during dinner time -... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wonderful, accommodating staff; great decor, superior service & excellent food. We have eaten Mexican food in many different states & regions& Jose's ranks up there with the best. Thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just happen to drive by Jose's Cantina and being that it was lunchtime and I LOVE Mexican food, we stopped. The sign out front said "Rated best tacos in the UP" so of course I had to try the tacos and they were amazing!! The food was fantastic, we sat outside and the view was wonderful. I loved everything... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food here just wasn't what we had hoped for when seeing that the parking lot was pretty full. The food was mediocre, and one (of two) meals was completely wrong and had to be redone. The service was slow, unfortunately. The view of the lake was beautiful, though.

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