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“Real Mexican food rated by a Mexican” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant
309 Petoskey St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2425
231-348-3299
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Ranked #15 of 80 restaurants in Petoskey
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lansing
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Real Mexican food rated by a Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

This was very good food. Very few restaurants are actually authentic Mexican food but this food was actually close to my mother's food. You can always tell by how they make the rice and beans. We will definitely be going there from now on! The family was very friendly and nice.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Kansas City
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Food wasn't bad, but this is not full service Mexican restaraunt”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

While touring this part of Michigan, we were craving Mexican food and did a google search to find something. This place got good reviews so we stopped in for dinner on a recent weeknight. A local even said it was her favorite and that the food was 'superb.' Upon entering, we quickly found out that this is not a place where you take a seat and then a waitress brings you a menu, etc. You order at the counter, like fast food, and then they bring you your food. The portions are on the small size. No alcohol is served, so better find a margarita or cerveza someplace else.

The chips will cost you and they have no complimentary salsa. You have to order pico de gallo, which is good and freshly prepared, but they have no salsa at all.

Guacamole dip is good. We also had enchiladas and a burrito. The food was pretty good but again, portions are on the small side and we hated that we had to pay for chips and they have no salsa.

They were also out of ice the night we were there so my fountain drink was a tad warm since they had to severely ration their limited ice supply.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Mexican in the heart of Petoskey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are hungry in Petoskey, do your taste buds a favor and eat at Jose's. Friendly service, delicious food, and a great view of the Bay. Try the Fr Greg special--a favorite. The tacos are fresh and light. You're making a mistake if you go to LaSeniorita.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A. treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We like Mexican, but they are harder to find these days. Just saw this place and had a pleasant dinner.Friendly server, food goo, but basic fairer. Overall, a worthwhile experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stopped by Jose's with my wife for a lunch highly recommended by someone in the area. My wife had the steak fajitas and loved them. I ordered a barbacoa burrito and a pork tamel. The burrito was awesome, I wish the tamel was more spicy, but I would order them both again. The salsa was very flavorful too. Staff was very friendly. Highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for some great Mexican food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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