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Jose's Mexican food

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101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(732) 974-8080
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
You gotta know what to order!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Valerie M
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Brick, NJ
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is consistently good food. The food is fresh cooked to order. Chimichangas excellent, Mexican Pizza, empanadas, chips and salsa. The list goes on and on. Family owned and always good.Take out available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My favorite authentic Mexican place closed it's doors in the beginning of this year and I've been in search of a good authentic Mexican place ever since. A friend of mine mentioned that my wife and I try Jose's so we decided to give it a shot. It was great! The food was very authentic. We got the chimichanga and... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been back every time we visit Spring Lake. A neighborhood find for sure. Food is plentiful and fresh and the atmosphere is all that you'd expect for a bare bones basic Mexican place. We have worked our way around the menu and never disappointed! Friendly an lively... Worth a try --- you'll be back.

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Additional Information about Jose's Mexican food

Address: 101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Phone Number: (732) 974-8080
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?