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Jose Tejas Reastaurant

700 Us Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
732-283-3883
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Ranked #1 of 57 restaurants in Iselin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Edison, New Jersey, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Incredibly fresh fish. I had the blackened salmon. Came with black beans and corn. Salmon was perfect in appearance, taste and texture. Tasty margaritas, many flavor options. Salsa is spicy, but complex in flavor. Chips always hot and fresh. Ate at 2pm on a Saturday and the place was packed. I noticed good vegetarian, chicken, pork and steak entrees in... More

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Edison, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is packed all the time. The downside I agree with most of the reviewers is the wait time. Its at least 45 mins and hence cannot be recommended for a family outing especially if you have infants or toddlers. The food is good. I ate black chicken fries and it was awesome I must say. Salmon and Beef... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Chicken Guadalajara is amazing! All the items are fresh and tasty, very authentic. Prices are very reasonable.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is restaurant serves best Maxican cuisine . We have repeated our visit at this place for dinner . The service is excellent. It has variety of Mexican food with great taste . One should definitely enjoy Margritaville when you visit this place for food .

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Oxford
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I lived in Santa Cruz, California for a few years, and one of the things I really miss is the fantastic Cal-Mex food served at e.g. the local taqueria at UCSC. I've tried a few Mexican places in other places, that have never quite made the cut. Jose Tejas does! Their pulled beef burrito was just like coming home (if... More

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Saint Albans, Vermont
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food is excellent, but beware, they don't have takeout and you will wait at least an hour any night of the week at any time. Great for families or for date night. Lively atmosphere, great service, and most entrees 15 bucks or less, even for filet mignon.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good food, good drinks, fun atmosphere, attentive friendly wait staff, which only leaves one question, frozen or on the rocks, and to salt or not to salt. BTW, for me it's frozen with a salted rim.

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Carteret, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

this place is GREAT!!, If you enjoy mexican style food, and noisey atmosphere. But that is part of the charm. It has a very south western feel, I feel like I'm in Santa Fe, or southern Colorado. It has old bricks and wood to furnish the place, with Christmas lights a nice touch. Then the service is ALWAYS quick and... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am vegeterian, not from NJ. I went with my family on 31st night to this restaurant. The attendent just took us in, asked for drinks, offered menu and then back after a long time to ask for dinner menu. I said I'm a vegeterian, he said they were out of vegetables. Why would you take people in when you... More

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Staten Island, New York
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are from New Jersey or Staten Island and you haven't been to Jose's, what are you waiting for? Do you know what you're missing? Everyone around you talks about it anyway. And it lives up to the hype. Jose's is probably my favorite restaurant, like ever. It has AMAZING good and is probably the most inexpensive meal you... More

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