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Jose's Mexican food

101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(732) 974-8080
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Ranked #7 of 23 restaurants in Spring Lake
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Holmdel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A happy atmosphere as you enter helps start the meal off right. The building is a converted older store, but plenty of light, a few outdoor tables and a home style menu make it a wonderful stop for real Mexican. Had lunch with a friend and we both enjoyed the food, the staff the time together and made later appointments... More

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Always looking for a good Mexican restaurant finally found one, Good food, good service and very reasonable prices. Fresh salsa, loved it. The refried beans were the best i ever had, not mushy at all. Would go back tonight if my husband said ok. Can not wait to try more things. Fried plantain for one and then make my way... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This no frills BYOB Mexican place has great food at reasonable prices. It's a no frills place with a few tables. We got take out as were staying at a nearby inn. If you like Mexican - this is a great choice. Salsa/Pico was solid good; chips were ok.

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westwood, nj
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Having been to the Spring Lake area several times over the past 4 years, my wife and I have never been disappointed by the meals prepared for us at Jose's. Portions are very generous, especially for the price. Don't be fooled by the outside appearance of the restaurant as the food can't be beat.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have gone to Jose's as long as they have been here. It is a small place and if you get there during the busy times, you may have a wait but...WAIT! It is fresh, delicious and you get plenty of food. Everything is made to order and they accommodate any changes you may have. We have had several different... More

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Joses is always our "go to" place for dinner. It is reasonable and always good. Its a byob, which makes it even more affordable.

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a tiny, maybe 9 table restaurant that has served the Shore area for years. The food is authentic Mexican, and I know because I have been to Mexico. It is not greasy, they serve very large portions, the prices are low, and the food is fresh. The salsa is bursting with cilantro that comes with the tortilla chips... More

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Service is slow and indifferent, but the food is hearty and good and the prices will not break the bank.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had stuffed poblanos, quesadillas and guacamole. Food was good Guac needs a little help. Very basic table and chairs. Server needs to smile.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

There is no better place for Mexican food on the Jersey Shore. There just isn't. Sure, there are some good places around. But none hold a candle to Jose's. It's just that good. Been coming here for years. Maybe since as far back as 2000? Can't remember. It feels like it's always been there. It's a dive. No doubt about... More

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