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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140 (Rindge Ave.)
Yes, The Red line T, Alwife station.
16173540335
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Jose's Mexican Restaurant has been serving the most authentic Mexican...
Jose's Mexican Restaurant has been serving the most authentic Mexican cuisine to the residents of Cambridge, MA. Come in for a truly delicious taste!
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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable home style Mexican meal

The environs and atmosphere of this family style Mexican restaurant are nothing fancy. It is in a converted house in one of the less reachable places by public transport in Cambridge, MA. There is close and easy parking next door if you are driving, which is a great plus. On a Friday evening at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
jctannerjr
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Mexican restaurants seem to be everywhere these days. We found Jose's in an out of the way location on a dark street. The food was ok, the service should have been more attentive, and the prices were a bit high. Unless you are in the neighborhood, it is not worth the trip.

Helpful?
Thank Michael M
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We wish we'd impressed you more, Michael. The quality of our food and service is something we take a lot of pride in, so it's disappointing to hear you felt let down. Anticipating your needs is important to us, and I'm confident that will shine through more in the future should you give us another chance. I certainly hope we'll... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I work close by so tried to give this place a few times. The food is not great for the price and the speed with which it comes out is not consistent.

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1 Thank xxtupikxx
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

I came to Jose's last week for a friends birthday. I don't think of myself as a spicy food lover but I found the salsa not spicy at all. I actually craved a little kick. The margaritas were ok. Definitely more for the person that finds a typical American margarita too sweet. I don't recommend the pomegranate margarita because it... More 

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1 Thank Brandy R
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating your friend's birthday with us a while back, Brandy! The quality of the food should always be on par with the service, and we feel confident that will be the case in the future. We're all looking forward to your next visit -- we'll be ready to deliver a five-star experience! 'Til next time, Carlos M, Owner More 

Warren, New Jersey
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Family of 4. The chili bean soup with sour cream was pretty good as was the port burrito. The carnita tacos was average and very small serving for the $18.95 cost. Service was average. Restaurant was loud - very crowded. I think you need to know what to order, as it was crowded and it seems to be crowded with... More 

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1 Thank K B
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We wish we'd impressed you more. The quality of our ingredients is something we take a lot of pride in, so we like to think the carnitas tacos are worth every penny. I hope you'll give us another chance sometime soon -- we'll be ready to deliver a five-star experience! All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The environs and atmosphere of this family style Mexican restaurant are nothing fancy. It is in a converted house in one of the less reachable places by public transport in Cambridge, MA. There is close and easy parking next door if you are driving, which is a great plus. On a Friday evening at prime dinner hour at 7:00 we... More 

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Thank jctannerjr
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit a while back! The quality of our menu is something we take a lot of pride in, and we're confident you'll be loving the drinks as much as the Chile Relleno next time. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

we visited on the fourth of July and we were the only group dining. We were so happy that they were open because we were looking for a great option for Mexican food vegetarian. I got the super burrito and it was amazing. I have been to Mexico several times and this was the closest authentic Mexican meal I have... More 

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1 Thank maillet911
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating the Fourth of July with us! We want you to feel like you can't go wrong here, so it's great to see you were a fan of everything from the sangria to the super burrito. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

All meals had by the family were delicious! I tasted everyone's meal:) The atmosphere can suit anyone, close friends to families. The staff is welcoming and attentive. I'd definitely go back, as this was not my first time visiting this restaurant.

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Thank aughtreyl
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thrilled to hear you wouldn't change a thing! We want you enjoying the time you spend here all around, so it's great to see you're a fan of everything from the food the service. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon. All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly atmosphere excellent selection of Mexican food . Small, cozy, suggest reservation

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Thank DirectorYuri
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an incredible restaurant, my family has been looking for the perfect Mexican restaurant in Boston area and we thankfully ended up at Jose's, everything we have ordered has been absolutely wonderful and the staff is great: whether it is through take out, dining in, or just staying for a couple drinks.

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Thank MSIWD
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was unbelievable- the food was delicious and very authentic. The staff was very friendly and welcoming- the restaurant is a perfect representation of everything Mexican. I tried the sangria and it was just perfect like everything else in this place. I highly recommend everyone go here ASAP.

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Thank xavier911

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
    (Rindge Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Yes, The Red line T, Alwife station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 16173540335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Jose's Mexican Restaurant has been serving the most authentic Mexican cuisine to the residents of Cambridge, MA. Come in for a truly delicious taste!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?