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Jose & Sons

327 West Davie St. Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Ranked #118 of 1,222 Restaurants in Raleigh
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Harrington St
Transit: The R Line stops along W. Davie st. in front of the Depot building.
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
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

As a group of five, we started with the pimiento tostados, which were awesome. There were five on the plate so we each got to try one. I had heard race reviews of the fish tacos, but with so many other awesome options, I think they were the least exciting. The chile relleno was great, and I love that it... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went with a group of 5 women. We decided to get a bunch of apps and share. Each one was excellent. Out favorite by far was the ceviche!! The crispy little chips served with it were perfect for scooping up the perfectly marinated fish, tomatoes and avocado. I have had this again as my entree it was so good.... More

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Cary, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here on a recommendation from friends. The location is in one of the hot spot areas of downtown Raleigh. Parking on the weekends can be difficult especially if there is a concert. Fun, eclectic decor with a cool circular bar in the middle of the restaurant. All the cocktails were excellent. We ordered chips/salsa/guacamole for an appetizer which was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Ok so after talking about this place with my wife for weeks, we finally decided to try it out, took our daughter & friend for a Sunday brunch. The restaurant is well put together, the ambiance was amazing. The music should have been more on the Latin side, since it is a Mexican eatery, but I digress. So we get... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went as a group of 5. Was seated right away and greeted by an excellent waitress within a minute. The restaurant is very trendy with an upscale Gastro Mexican menu and eclectic decor. I would highly recommend Jose and Sons to anyone! We had a great time! I had the pimento and bacon tostones. They were an amazing appetizer!... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a surprise to find Mexican and Southern on the same plate in the old freight depot. Collard wrapped Tamales were fantastic and unlike banana leaves and corn husk you get to eat the wrap. Enjoyed appetizers and conversation without being rushed to order entrees. The portions were generous.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I want to start by saying the food was very good - and has been in the past when I diner at Jose and Sons. I have had the enchilada del mar, brisket, and various apps. All good. The service on this particular night was poor. Our waitress presented us with a special that sounded outstanding... Oyster tacos! The problem... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had the Chicharron and Waffles, which is pork belly “cracklins,” on slightly sweet corn masa waffles seated in a bit of agave-sriracha sauce. Delicious and filling! The beer choices are good and unique (an there is an incredible beer store next door with a dozen seats and a few unique beers on tap). At the restaurant, the tap beers... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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324 reviews 324 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love Southern food? Love Mexican food? Try them in this fusion combo! I came here and am crazy satisfied with the fun flavor profiles and exciting new tastes. Definitely don't expect authenticity in either realm, but keep an open mind about the mixing and melding of these food types. A note: if you're a meat eater and want to have... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner dining experience at Jose and Sons. I would recommend making reservations if the plans are to dine there on the weekend; we were immediately seated to our reserved table. Any of their mojitos are tasty. Must get the smashed plaintain appetizer w/ the pimento cheese and bacon sprinkled on top....YUM! My friends... More

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