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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Food

Had low expectations going there and left with a full belly and very satisfied. Portions were large and full of flavor. Will definitely be going back again soon

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Cory S
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First of all,if you're thinking of taking you date or spouse there , forget about it. This place Is the opposit of romantic(noisy). One big oversized cafeteria serving tex mex. On the other hand if you are planning a birthday, special party, or just a type of Happy hour after work this is the place. The Mexican plates are fairly... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food here is delicious and authentic....big portions for a small price. You definitely get your moneys worth and more. Good atmosphere

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been dining here for years, but recently since my family and I moved away we only get back here every so often. Jose's is amazing. Not only do you get a great atmosphere you also get great service and a large portion. Their prices are very affordable for the amount of food that you get. Their drinks are... More 

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Millstone, New Jersey
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the most consistent , great resturants in America. Tex mex . Fun. Kid friendly. Noise. Crowded. Value... You definitely get your money's worth. I've been a customer since the early 1990's . This place has always been near perfect!!!! Go go go!!!!

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nj
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have been coming here for over 15 years. We try to come once a month or so. We Love it every time. Never Had A Bad meal. Best salsa!

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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent service, moderate prices in a "Cantina" setting, very busy place, can be loud, they do offer outside dining in a small room with open air, large bar area in case you have to wait, early arrival is a good idea.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had low expectations going there and left with a full belly and very satisfied. Portions were large and full of flavor. Will definitely be going back again soon

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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend works near by and took us here. It is always very busy so allow extra time to wait for your table. Complimentary salsa and corn chips are provided and you can have a couple of beers at the bar to pass the time. The meals are big and tasty! Really good value all round.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Brought an out of town friend here today for lunch at 12 noon and by the time we left, it had gotten pretty crowded, as usual. We began with their famous free salsa and hot tortilla chips, guacamole, and then we ordered. I had shrimp quesadillas and my friend had steak fajita salad. Everything was delicious, our service was good,... More 

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I work in the area and whenever we have a company function that is at José Tejas [JT] I really look forward to it. The food and service never disappoint. Festive decor, Fresh chips, salsa, and guacamole, tasty fajitas and fixin's, strong Margaritas, large portions; you cant go wrong! Plus the place is always spotless. There's even a nice open... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?