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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
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 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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Summit, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

You feel that you are south ofthe border when you enter this authentic Tex-Mex restaurants. We went later at night and there was still a half hour wait (@ 9:30) so prepared for that but the food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and the cost for 4 with appetizers was only $75 which is a real bargain. It... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

11 years ago when I lived in NJ this was my favorite and its the same fun place and great food. I couldn't remember what I always get then I saw it on the menu. Eggplant Royale. So good fried eggplant with lump crabmeat with hot cheese sauce and cajun spices on top. So good!!! they also have great salsa... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We love coming to Jose's. It has great food, quick service and the atmosphere is unbeatable if you are in the mood for fun or a "fiesta" if you will. I come with two children and it is very kid friendly. The kids meals come with starbursts or m&ms after they eat. It is noisy but that's ok especially when... More

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New Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Jose Tejas is a big, noisy, friendly restaurant that serves great food at a very reasonable price. Their frozen drinks are large and affordable. They don't take reservations, but there is plenty of waiting space either at the bar or many tables in the waitng area where you pass the time drinking their great frozen drinks and nibbling on the... More

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