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Jose & Sons

#61 of 1,142 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican
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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, great ambiance

We ventured to downtown Raleigh looking for something different and I would say we found it. This is a nice restaurant with avg. prices, good mexican food, and good service (if they are not too busy). We have been there twice with family, our first visit was very good service wise, the second one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Alejandro_Sch
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love this place! It's right downtown, in a brick building. In a place where parking is hard to find, there is free parking directly in front of the restaurant. I love that you have the option of eating inside or out. We sat outside and were left to enjoy a leisurely Saturday lunch. The decor is wonderful - very... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So do you love interesting food? Do you love tasty food? Go to Jose & Sons in Raleigh. The best Chili Relleno I have ever had and the other dishes served were also outstanding. We will go back ever time we visit Raleigh!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An absolute treat if you have the opportunity to go. Appetizers were great, entrees even better. Waffle and pork cheek was out of this world and "The Springsteen" margarita wasn't too bad either. Service was above average and while the food may be a bit above mid range it's well worth the price. The ambiance is very eccentric - I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Jose and Sons is the best "new" restaurant I've visited in Raleigh in some time. My second trip yesterday did not disappoint, and the friend I'd invited really enjoyed it. Don't miss the appetizer made with fried plantain rounds, pimento cheese, and bacon - wonderful! Our entrée was skirt steak, served with a spicy sauce on the side and an... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You know how Tex-Mex is the Texans' interpretation of Mexican food? Well, I'd call the food at Jose & Sons "New-So-Mex" because it's the result of blending Mexican ingredients with traditional Southern ingredients, and putting a New twist on it. Imagine enchiladas wrapped in collards. Poblano peppers with sweet potatoes and a braised pork chop. Or pimento cheese tostadas. You... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place was amazing! We went on a Friday night and had reservations so we were seated right away. Even though the restaurant wasn't full there was still a wait for walk ins, which I respect because they means they had seats ready for people with reservations. Our waiter was great and had good drink suggestions. Everyone was very friendly.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cool Southern twist on Mexican. Great location in the Depot, excellent food. A little pricey, but I believe overall it is a good value.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Mexican restaurant is tucked away in the Warehouse District of Raleigh. I have enjoyed several meals there. It has a nice rustic atmosphere. The food is great. I love the Brussel Sprouts sautéed with red pepper. Last time I was there I had a shrimp and grits dish that was the night's special. I am not a grits girl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went to this place for lunch the other day, since my company is having a reception soon and we wanted to sample before booking. Lunch was outstanding and reasonably priced. It was so good I had to bring the wife and baby back. We went to dinner tonight. Again it was wonderful! We did the "for two" meal. No particular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We ventured to downtown Raleigh looking for something different and I would say we found it. This is a nice restaurant with avg. prices, good mexican food, and good service (if they are not too busy). We have been there twice with family, our first visit was very good service wise, the second one not so good due to volume... More 

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Additional Information about Jose & Sons

Address: 327 W Davie St, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-755-0556
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican

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