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Jose Tejas Restaurant

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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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Today
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    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
Always good

What can you say about a place where it's always good food and drink and always a lot of laughs ? Been here 50+ times ! Frozen margaritas are the bomb , beer ice cold with free chips and salsa who minds the wait ! Oh you will wait sometimes up to an hour ! It crowded loud but oh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
John C
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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have only heard great reviews about this place and it was nothing special. Sure the chips are nice and give you big portions but the quality of food is not so great. It was also got very busy while we were eating and they seemed to start rushing us out.

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What can you say about a place where it's always good food and drink and always a lot of laughs ? Been here 50+ times ! Frozen margaritas are the bomb , beer ice cold with free chips and salsa who minds the wait ! Oh you will wait sometimes up to an hour ! It crowded loud but oh... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place! I always get the chicken fajitas every time and i love it! Chips with every meal. Beans and guac are fantastic.

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Springfield , NJ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Drinks are great. Atmosphere has a certain buzz to it. Prices are low and a good variety of foods on the menu. Free chips and salsa add to the fun at this restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This very busy Mexican restaurant on Route 1 is a good family place to eat. The wait can be exceptionally long. Most customers wait at the bar and enjoy the fresh nachos and salsa. The food is fresh and served by a competent wait staff. We enjoyed sharing the sizzling steak and shrimp combo. The Sangrea will complement the meal.... More 

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NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Full disclosure, I have been coming here since it opened many, many years ago (20?). Always one of my favorite meals and I don't really like Mexican, this is more Tex-Mex. The lines are always long for a table, they encourage you to wait in the bar area, which is packed and that's how they make $$$. The food is... More 

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Staten Island, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

By far and away, my favorite restaurant in life. Waits are long, and for good reason. The food here is as good as it gets. From the free basket of chips and salsa, to the specialty margaritas, its all fantastic. Prices are outrageously cheap, so you can feed a family on a budget. The service is like a well oiled... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Although the waiting time is more, but you will definitely relish the food and drinks. Do try the strawberry margarita, frozen one. This is something unique which I have not found in many restaurants. Thry do serve chips for free which goes great with the margarita . Dont miss it. The average waiting time is about 30 minutes over there.... More 

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New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I have been coming here for over 15 years, and it has not lost its flair. Fast service, hearty delicious meals and quick table turnover. Lines are always long, but the food is worth the wait. I always refer to Jose's dishes as home-made fast food. The service staff's always on top of things and managers are... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We live about 5 minutes from this place. There is ALWAYS a wait and the parking lot is packed from open to close no matter what day it is. At night, you need to be willing to stand and wait about 30-45 minutes. Even though there is a wait and it does it get packed for dinner, we usually scout... 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: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, 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?