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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 23
    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
worth the wait

Went Friday the 13th for dinner with my husband. Were told the wait would be 20 -25 minutes. It was actually a 40-45 minute wait. To my surprise, a restaurant manager, seeing I was standing with a walking cane in my hand, holding on to some pole, and brace on left foot, ordered an employee to bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Rita G
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NO. BRUNSWICK, NJ USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
NO. BRUNSWICK, NJ USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went Friday the 13th for dinner with my husband. Were told the wait would be 20 -25 minutes. It was actually a 40-45 minute wait. To my surprise, a restaurant manager, seeing I was standing with a walking cane in my hand, holding on to some pole, and brace on left foot, ordered an employee to bring me over a... More 

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woodbridge, nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I love this place except for the huuuuge crowds. The food is delicious and affordable, the drinks are awesome and the crowd is great. It's a fun place, a little loud but so worth it. No matter what day u chose to go, u will wait a while to get a seat but it has always been worth it

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Great tex mex place. Great, loud, fun environment.Great food.definetly get the specialty Margheritas. great service.Only 4 stars because there's no dessert-Smart ! or else there would be a longer wait.

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Edison, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been a regular to this restaurant from last two years... food, drinks and ambience is great but lately I have noticed a little downside on service side otherwise its a super place to be :)

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very very crowded Mexican restaurant If you come with a large party make sure everyone is there they will not seat you until everyone is there. . The food is a little above average for a Mexican restaurant but very good margaritas Pina coladas.. I did find every time I've gone here I went home my clothes smell the from... More 

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Have been going here for years! You may have to wait because they don't take reservations, so if you drink, start with a margarita in the colorful lighted bar area. The wait staff will bring you a basket of chips and salsa while you wait for the remote buzzer goes off to tell you your table is ready. Enjoy the... More 

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Belgium
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

One evening I went here to have dinner. I opted for the fajitas, which were really good. Also the guacamole is yummy. There was a lot of choice on the menu, many different options. My colleagues' food looked tasty as well. No complaints.

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My bf wanted to try this place since he's lived in the area for over ten years and had never tried it. I remember going two years ago and I must say that the food was better then. May be they were having an off day but the food was just okay and bland. I Def wouldn't be waiting 45... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The wait is always long but worth it! You will not be disappointed. Food is always fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is just plain great! Go try it out. The amount and quality of food you get for the price is astounding. It's incredibly cheap and delicious!

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Carteret, New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

again we were CRAVING Jose Tejas, went a great time, 3pm, before crowds, got right in and had the most delicious lunch again. I can't get enough of those seafood enchiladas!!!! Even tho the price went up $12.95, they are the best. and all the chips and salsa you can eat. But get the Guacamole appetizer, just for the chips... More 

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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?