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“Fabulous!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jose Tejas

Jose Tejas
647 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-808-8201
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Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Fairfield
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Best crawfish ettouffee that I've had outside of New Orleans. Other food was good, too. A little salty, but good.

Visited August 2013

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English first
Wayne, New Jersey
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“Jose Tejas rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I've been going to Jose Tejas for many years, and never bothered to write a TripAdvisor review. This place is always mobbed, and for good reason. For starters (and unlike many other competitors in the Mexican cuisine area), they know how to make a margarita. Some places serve you a glass of fruit juice and dare you to ID any alcohol in it. Not Jose Tejas. Their margaritas are outstanding and definitely have the kick that they should. And they are affordable! Their complimentary salsa and chips are excellent; the chips are often warm. You can always ask for more chips or salsa if you devour the first serving (which we often do).

My go-to entree is the Chimmichurri steak. It's around $12 and it is delicious. They offer two different sauces now; both are great. Fajitas are great, swordfish tacos are great (but spicy), and everything else we've ever eaten there is great.

The atmosphere is raucous and noisy (wood floors) so it is a great place to take young kids (nobody will hear them). Be prepared to wait if you get there after 5ish on a Friday or Saturday night - but it's so worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Reliably good Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We enjoy the fajitas here very much. Service is generally very good and special requests (well done, low salt,etc.) are never a problem. Nice for families,can be noisy at times. Friendly atmosphere always.

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Drinks and Bar Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

the melon margaritas are delicious and the food is pretty decent. Great place to hang out and watch the game. Make a reservation if you are going on the weekend or don't want to sit at the bar.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mexican at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great fun .... crazy busy .... staff handled it very well .... swordfish tacos were perfect and plentiful .... great drinks ..... first time here will definately be back

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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