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Jose Tejas

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Grill
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700 US Highway 1 North, Iselin, NJ 08830
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Always fun at Jose's

I have been a fan of Jose's for over a decade! Love the food and the drinks of course too! Super quick service too! Only con is you come out smelling like Jose's!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Iselin, New Jersey
via mobile
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best and Authentic Mexican food i had in ages. place is very big but it is always crowded, even a regular weekday it may take average of 40 minutes to get seated. but its totally worth. Awesome Margaritas, food is great, authentic taste and classic ambience. Must Try.

Thank Jitendra A
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! What a place this is.. Best Mexican you can have in Jersey! Only issue is there is alwasy wait at least 30 mins or so.. Book a table in advance if you know you are going! Enjoy!

Thank Amish M
Califon, New Jersey
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1.5 hour wait would be OK if the food was good. It isn't. It is unhealthy, in large portions, in a way that a fast food restaurant can supply through a window in a couple minutes. I get it. These massive portions of salt with some food particles look impressive and you leave full. Foodies don't want full, they... More 

Thank MsVonda
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, great ambiance, but do not dare go there on an empty stomach past 4:30pm, or you'll be waiting minimum an hour to be seated. The place is always packed out the door for good reason, the food is so good, almost authentic Mexican. Highly recommended!

Thank JessterH
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some friends of ours have been telling us about this place for about a year but it's almost an hour drive from where we live so going there wasn't happening anytime soon. So last week we were close Jose's and we called our friends to meet us there. Six at night, the parking lot was packed, had about a half... More 

Thank dbk680
Iselin, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a fan of Jose's for over a decade! Love the food and the drinks of course too! Super quick service too! Only con is you come out smelling like Jose's!!!

Thank cap024
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Late night on Sunday 4 of us stop at location Ordered 4 main course and guacamole Steaks chickens arrived at table but not guacamole And they left the bill on table in 5th minutes of the meals we didn't even on half way if our meals We got this as "pay and get the hell out" it was so rude... More 

Thank tigujeykhan
Cranford, New Jersey
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There is always a wait, and it's always worth it. The last time I went we had to wait an hour just to get a buzzer. But...the margaritas are great and they give you free chips and salsa while you wait. They have a great beef quesadilla and their ranch dressing is the ranch dressing that all other ranch dressings... More 

Thank NickyT711
eatontown nj
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

we go here often to eat-always crowded and always an hour wait time but worth the wait-free chips and salsa-l

Thank fusemaster
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went to Jose Tejas to celebrate a birthday. Waited over an hour for table of 10. We're lucky to be seated in back of restaurant (not as loud). Service was good. Food was good and prices were great! Be prepared to wait and hopefully you will be seated in a quiet section. Waitress was attentive and no one was disappointed... More 

Thank Joan S

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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, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?