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Jose's Mexican food

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Mexican
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101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(732) 974-8080
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not Spring-Lake fancy, but a delicious find that's always packed with an interesing mix of people

Our family of five is always starving after spending the day in the water, and Jose's is the perfect pit stop. The ingredients are fresh, the menu has something for everyone, and the portions are enormous. We usually spend about $12 a person - a real deal, especially when you have three famished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
EileenUSA
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English first
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our family of five is always starving after spending the day in the water, and Jose's is the perfect pit stop. The ingredients are fresh, the menu has something for everyone, and the portions are enormous. We usually spend about $12 a person - a real deal, especially when you have three famished teenagers. But be forewarned, if you're looking... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have been a customer of Joses for 10yrs plus. The food is very good and authertic Mexican without the frills. Portions are generous and the people are friendly but English may be limited. Don't expect ambiance. Prices are more than fair. You'll leave satisfied and smiling. Can get crowded in summer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not bad, but not as good as expected. The Nacho Supreme tasted like Velveta. The Shrimp Soft Tacos on the other hand were pretty good. The salsa made it. I would go back but only for takeout.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ate there because the reviews were great, the pictures on the website esp of the fajitas were also what steered us there. Maybe there are new owners because it was very disappointing, the fajitas (beef and chicken), dry and chewy, with no flavor. The combo Chile Relleno - Enchilada meal was so-so and the salsa, was nothing special. The... More 

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Brick, NJ
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ok, so this may not be authentic Mexican food, but it comes close and you gotta know what is good. I've been coming here for years and they are consistent...which I like in a restaurant. I always order the flautas and since you get 3...I order one of each (chicken, steak & ground beef - because I can't decide which... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Somehow this place got a Zagat's rating, so we tried it. Service was unbelievably slow. About 15 minutes after our order was finally taken, the waitress returned to announce one of our choices was not available. Back to the menu. I ordered a pork cutlet with green salsa. What arrived had the texture and consistency of a roof shingle. The... More 

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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239 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

When I was looking for places to eat in Spring Lake, I almost wrote this place off when I saw the picture of the restaurant from the outside. So glad that I gave it a try based on all the good TA reviews. The salsa was fresh and full of thick chunks of tomato. Homemade chips were good and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Authentic, quick, inexpensive and delicious. The atmosphere may turn you off but I promise you won't be disappointed. A diamond in the rough!

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NJ, USA
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have been here 20+ times. The food is great and it is a great value. BYO restaurant. ...When I say it is the best, I am saying this after 30 or so trips to Mexico. Very casual environment

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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely terrific experience. Well priced, generous portions, delicious ingredients. A friend recommended to me the cocktail de camarone appetizer and I can't thank him enough - AWESOME.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: (732) 974-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?