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Jose & Sons

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327 W Davie St, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC 27601 (Harrington St)
The R Line stops along W. Davie st. in front of the Depot building.
+1 919-755-0556
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We serve comfort food that celebrates our forefathers’s Mexican roots and...
We serve comfort food that celebrates our forefathers’s Mexican roots and the culinary traditions of the local neighborhood. "On the plate, “Mexican-Southern” translates to dishes such as chicharrones and waffles, and shrimp and masa “grits” with Chihuahua cheese. You can expect to see Southern staples such as okra and collard greens done in new ways, too. An emphasis on local sourcing means that even the chiles rellenos on the traditional side of the menu may not always be made with the standard poblanos." Greg Cox, N&O
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Slow and Inconsiderate

We went to Jose and Sons last night for a birthday dinner after doing the trolley pub nearby (lots of fun by the way). We had a reservation for 9:30 and it was a good thing because they were packed. They told us it was going to be a few minutes as there was another group who hadn't finished yet.... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
stewartd1987
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Raleigh, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Jose and Sons last night for a birthday dinner after doing the trolley pub nearby (lots of fun by the way). We had a reservation for 9:30 and it was a good thing because they were packed. They told us it was going to be a few minutes as there was another group who hadn't finished yet.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Waitresses are nice but food is insanely slow to the table. To make it worse I almost choked on a full chicken bone. You'd be better off going to any average Mexican food place. Bottom line: overpriced, slow service, and risk of choking.

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232 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

good, casual dining Talented bartenders make some creative cocktails. Try the mussels: very tasty. Ceviche served in a creative way: comes in a small, glass crock. About $35 per person, drinks included, no dessert. About my ratings: In an effort to compare apples to apples, my ratings are strictly for establishments within thirty minutes travel of each-other. It makes no... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We decided to go to Jose and Sons during restaurant week in Raleigh to celebrate an event with some friends. I made a reservation for our group of 8 two weeks prior. Our table was ready for us when we arrived at 6 however our reservation wasn’t until 7. The staff let us sit and enjoy our drinks in the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We finally decided to give Jose and Sons a try last night, and it was an interesting experience. Let me start by saying that this is really a wonderful restaurant – the atmosphere is great, the circular bar is fun, and the food is unique. . . But it’s always packed on the weekends. This is one of the reasons... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just moved to Raleigh and happened to be craving Mexican food... not going to lie this is where Siri told me to go that was nearby. Great job Siri! I was blown away by the food... it's a great twist on Mexican cuisine with a southern flair. Loved the enchiladas and the guac was on point. To make it even... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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143 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Better than average; good, but not everything was very good. This is not your typical Mexican restaurant! Decor very nice, buy not typical (which was a nice change). Went here for a Sunday brunch to celebrate a family birthday. Eclectic menu. Guacamole was good (not slimy like some places), salsa and hot chips. Brunch menu is very limited, but does... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I'd probably give this 3.5 stars. Went for a group birthday party. First drink came slowly but thankfully refills were quicker. The margarita is great but don't order by the pitcher - much too sweet when mixed that way. Fish tacos were delish but chicken was a bit too bland.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I ate here for NYE. We arrived early and had a few drinks at the bar before hand. The margaritas were delicious and being that it was NYE we received quick and attentive service. I ordered the skirt steak with blackened shrimp. It was delicious and I would definitely order it again. Our waiter was polite and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went out to Jose and Sons for dinner last night. Overall, we had a great experience. I would rank it a 3.5. I don't give out 5 stars often and 4 is reserved for my ultimate favorites. I enjoyed Jose and Sons but, I'll have to dine a few more times before bumping it up. I definitely recommend it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 W Davie St, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC 27601
    (Harrington St)
  • Public Transportation: The R Line stops along W. Davie st. in front of the Depot building.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-755-0556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

We serve comfort food that celebrates our forefathers’s Mexican roots and the culinary traditions of the local neighborhood. "On the plate, “Mexican-Southern” translates to dishes such as chicharrones and waffles, and shrimp and masa “grits” with Chihuahua cheese. You can expect to see Southern staples such as okra and collard greens done in new ways, too. An emphasis on local sourcing means that even the chiles rellenos on the traditional side of the menu may not always be made with the standard poblanos." Greg Cox, N&O
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?