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Jose Tejas

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Mexican, Grill
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700 US Highway 1 North, Iselin, NJ 08830
732-283-3883
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 141
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  • 25
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  • 10
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always packed

Good food. Fun atmosphere. Inexpensive. What's not to like? The waiters are so busy, you just have to cut them a little slack. They bring hot chips to your table immediately too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Ellen G
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Brooklyn, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Good food. Fun atmosphere. Inexpensive. What's not to like? The waiters are so busy, you just have to cut them a little slack. They bring hot chips to your table immediately too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is my go-to place when I feel like Mexican. Their guac is the best ever!! Just be prepared for an hour wait (they don't take reservations) and a loud, fun atmosphere. But if you know and are prepared for this, the food definitely is worth the wait. Fun place, inexpensive prices, really great food and drink. See you there!!

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First off let me say no matter what time you go, be prepared to wait. But when your seated, your servers are quick and get your meal to you in no time. Fun atmosphere and always a great meal.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Brought a friend who was never here for her birthday lunch and we had a wonderful time- although it was busy, we got seated right away and started with their guacamole app which was delicious and spicy. We both ordered steak fajitas which came sizzling hot with a bunch of sides to go with it- we each had enough to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There always seems to be a long wait, unless you are there mid day during the week. But the service when you do sit is fast and the food and drinks are good. It's relatively cheap and the portions are huge. All of the staff are pleasant and its a nice atmosphere. It's one of my favorite places to eat.... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is the first time that I have been here in a while. Two co-workers suggested we go to dinner one evening. We arrived at 5:30 on a Thursday evening and were told it would be a 20 to 30 minute wait. We enjoyed some drinks at the bar while waiting. To give you an idea there were four bartenders... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Jose Tejas is a family favorite. We have been coming here for many years. Over the years it has caught a reputation, so it is always crowded. You can't call ahead so you have to hope there is not a huge wait when you get there. The food is delicious with a great portion size. I love the chicken quesadillas,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have only heard great reviews about this place and it was nothing special. Sure the chips are nice and give you big portions but the quality of food is not so great. It was also got very busy while we were eating and they seemed to start rushing us out.

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What can you say about a place where it's always good food and drink and always a lot of laughs ? Been here 50+ times ! Frozen margaritas are the bomb , beer ice cold with free chips and salsa who minds the wait ! Oh you will wait sometimes up to an hour ! It crowded loud but oh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! I always get the chicken fajitas every time and i love it! Chips with every meal. Beans and guac are fantastic.

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Additional Information about Jose Tejas

Address: 700 US Highway 1 North, Iselin, NJ 08830
Phone Number: 732-283-3883
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Iselin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Grill

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 US Highway 1 North, Iselin, NJ 08830
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Iselin
  • Phone Number: 732-283-3883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?