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Jose's Cantina

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

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  • 27
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  • 18
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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
Above average Mexican restaurant

We dined outside on the deck overlooking the lake. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. Food was fresh and very good. Beware: the margaritas are not watered down as seems to be the custom at most cantinas we have frequented recently.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Plymouth, Michigan
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We dined outside on the deck overlooking the lake. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. Food was fresh and very good. Beware: the margaritas are not watered down as seems to be the custom at most cantinas we have frequented recently.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We dined at Jose's Cantina on a Friday evening. We ordered drinks, appetizer, and meals. We ordered the appetizer, Carne Asada Fries. Though good flavor, the fries were under cooked. My husband ordered the "Sizzling Fajita's"...the Fajita's were not sizzling, but lukewarm. I ordered Ceviche, and Cucumber appetizers as my meal. The Ceviche was tasteless. The Cucumber was very disappointing,... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went to this so called authentic mexican restaurant and after waiting twenty minutes to just get the waitress to take our drink order we ordered the nachos and i was so disappointed for the price it definitely was not what we expected. I am hispanic and there was definitely nothing authentic about it. The chips weren't even homemade The only... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best tacos I ever had! We were tired from a day on the island, and Jose's was next to our hotel, which was right on Lake Huron. The owner introduced himself and was very nice to us. Very affordable, extensive menu. Colorful atmosphere.

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was thrilled to find a Mexican restaurant that has a great vegetarian selection and will make almost anything on the menu, vegetarian. I ordered the sweet potato burrito with spinach and black bean tacos and it was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

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SE Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nothing special, although it was nice to sit out on the patio and have a view of the water (and less noise from the live music). I ordered the battered & fried whitefish tacos, since whitefish is a UP thing and this was touted as Mexican food. The fish itself was tasty. However, the green salsa and cole slaw was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate at five or more places in town and this was the best! My husband loved the fish tacos. The chips and salsa were good too. The deck was also very nice and had a great view!

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Addison Twp.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another great meal at Jose's Cantina. The whitefish tacos are delicious and so are the margaritas. Service is usually fantastic but was only good this time.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There's some pretty great Mexican restaurants in my hometown of Milwaukee, and to be honest I wasn't expecting to find a decent one in St. Ignace where the par for the course food establishment seems to be a room with plastic chairs covered in either UP license plates or some other kind of quirky paraphernalia. Jose's Cantina seems to be... More 

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Fremont, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My son and I are vegetarians. We had dinner here based on suggestions by locals. We were very impressed with the food, prices, and service. I had the sweet potato wet burrito (sounds weird, but it was so good) and my son had the spinach enchiladas. I can't remember the name of our dessert, but it was basically fried tortillas... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?