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Jose Tejas Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Loyalists

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
KateAlways
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Fair Play, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We've been going here for years and are never disappointed. The atmosphere is noisy and lively the service great and the food very good. Be prepared for a long wait for a table though.

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nj
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

No matter what time of the day,this place is always crowded.Find a place near the bar and get one of their awesome mango or strawberry frozen margaritas.The piña colada is yum as well.Be warned that the drinks are very strong,so nibble on the complimentary chips and salsa.Do get a guacamole on the side. For the main course there are many... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent service great food the drinks are great and you can't beat the prices don't know how they do it so cheap been there ten times always been great

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NO. BRUNSWICK, NJ USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?