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Jose Tejas Reastaurant

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Mexican, Grill
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700 Us Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
732-283-3883
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Greaaaat

We love this place. From the jim bowie steak to the seafod enchilada and dont forget the margaritas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Alan B
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We love this place. From the jim bowie steak to the seafod enchilada and dont forget the margaritas.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My family has been going to Jose's several times a month since it opened about 20 years ago. The food is consistently good and the price is an unbelievable value. Aside from that, the service is always excellent. I have to say, we ALWAYS go at off hours because we don't like to wait, and you will wait during prime... More 

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Westport, CT
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Headline: Nothing short of amazing food at incredibly low prices. We have never been there when it's not packed -- but -- once you're seated they seem to serve within minutes of receiving your order. I've found that the wait occurs before you're seated - not while you are waiting for food to arrive. So, yes, there is often a... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hands down best Mexican food in the area. Chicken fajitas are to die for. Just wish the wait wasn't as bad then this place would be perfect.

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New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jose's in Iselin is a great place for food, and I visit as often as I can. The value is also wonderful as evidenced by the number of families with children that eat there. Atmosphere is friendly, and the staff is fantastic. You could fill up on the chips and salsa so keep control of yourself. When people come to... More 

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bangalore
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited this place twice for dinner. On a week day, the wait was about half hour and on the weekend it was over an hour. But what a place it was. Full of life and gourmet lovers who enjoyed their meal. The ambience matched with the food they served. Mexican, it was. Every bit. While waiting, you can pick up... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped by for lunch around 1130...whoops it was packed..10 min wait. Doesnt any one work??LOL.. Service was prompt. Drinks within 5 min food served hot within 15 and 5 min for check and doggy bag...out the door.. wow Great place.

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Roselle, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Initially there was a long wait, and we had to hold ridiculous devices with no range so were forced to wait either elbow to elbow inside or out in the cold. We waited by the bar and got a margarita which was excellent, then eventually grabbed a table by the bar and got free nachos and salsa that the bartender... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The manager came over to tell me that they do not make changes as that is their practice - That based off business and she looked around to show me it was busy, they didnt need to

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite Mexican restaurant. Good delicious food at a very fair price. Quick service. The only downside is the noise and the long wait for a table

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Us Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
  • 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?