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Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140 (Rindge Ave.)
Yes, The Red line T, Alwife station.
(617) 354-0335
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Warren, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Concord, New Hampshire
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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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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is not your average Mexican chain restaurant. The food was very flavorful and not everything tasted the same. I had a marinated steak and was very pleased. It was well worth the trip. There is even a free parking lot in Cambride.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Good place to go for fresh Mexican food. Prices are a little higher than comparable Mexican restaurants. They are a little stingy on the chips and salsa but they are complimentary so can't complain much about that. Margaritas are great, lots of options and fairly strong. My boyfriend and I both got fajitas. The steak was great, chicken was ok.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic margaritas, diverse menu (Carne asada with a side of guacamole is a personal favorite) and a large lot of free parking in Cambridge. This is tucked away on Sherman Street in North Cambridge and is worth moving off the beaten path.

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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: (617) 354-0335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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