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Cafe Jose Restaurant

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Southwestern, Mexican, American, Cafe
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2370 West Highway 89A, in Safeway Plaza, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-0299
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exhausted from a week of hiking around Sedona, Grand Canyon, etc., and headed home the next day, we were looking for something within walking distance from our hotel with a very relaxed atmosphere. Café Jose is located in a u-shaped strip mall, so we almost missed it. Glad we found it. Atmosphere is Mexican diner, with the added fun of... More 

Thank Sandtom
New Canaan, Connecticut
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I visited several places in central AZ during January 2017 break. Among the more consistent joints, Cafe Jose in Sedona stood out for great burger and fries, great service, and reasonable prices. He had the turkey, avocado and bacon sandwich with wicked good sweet potato fries. I had the turkey burger with a side of coleslaw and... More 

Thank Lisa V
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317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had chicken quesadillas and Cuban tortas and both were great. Service was good. Will return. Good Sauce.

Thank cabotravelor
Scottsdale, AZ
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delicious turkey dinner with all the sides, everything was delicious they give you so much we took some home. I think it is a special on Sunday night worth the money! Service was excellent

Thank PatGScottsdale_AZ
Sedona, Arizona
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I regularly eat here now and tend to order the dinner specials of the night. The chicken marsala is excellent. Have had their pot roast and prime rib, and patty melts etc. Those have been very good too. Staff are friendly although they do get overworked because usually the place is almost full. Can get a bit noisy too due... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast after a recommendation by a local. The coffee was hot and good. The Huevos rancheros were ok. Not as good as we thought it would be.

Thank NEWanders
Marietta, Georgia
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had read breakfast is good, for dinner stick w/the Mexican dishes. We all ordered Mexican food - it was good. Ordered fajitas (chicken and beef) and the beef was different than used to. I would suggest getting just the chicken. Trio of enchiladas was excellent, burritos as well. Margaritas on the rocks were $5 and pretty good. First server did... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a good review of this restaurant 4 years ago- this is my current review: As a local we have eaten at Cafe Jose many times, mostly because my elderly parents like it. The home style food was ok, large portions but just ok quality. Atmosphere is of a down home diner. It was acceptable for the low prices... More 

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ramblinrose52, Owner at Cafe Jose Restaurant, responded to this review

As the owners of this restaurant, we value our local clientele and do try our very best to keep our pricing structure as low as possible to continue to care for people on fixed incomes and individuals who have been eating in this establishment for many, many years. We appreciate their loyalty and try to maintain good food value for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was heading to another restaurant for breakfast, however, plans changed and we found ourselves at Cafe Jose, and oh boy, I'm glad we did! Service outstanding, food incredible, ordered the Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo, excellent, large portion and great price point, $5.99 before 10 am, otherwise 11.99 with Chorizo you can thank our server for that, we ordered at 10:10... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not even good "home style" cooking. Just ordered basic breakfast and asked that cheese be added to my scrambled eggs. My eggs came back with a slice of cheese lying on top. Bread was barely toasted and cold. Bisquits and gravy were clearly out of some kind of packaged mix. Don't waste your time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $14
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2370 West Highway 89A, in Safeway Plaza, Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-282-0299
Despite the name, Cafe Jose serves good old-fashioned home style cooking. It is a classic American diner which also happens to serve good Mexican food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Cafe Jose is a favorite spot for local residents. It has won the local award for the past several years for "Best Home Cooking," "Best Breakfast," "Best Family Dining." "Friendliest Wait Staff," and "Best Overall Bargain." The food is not fancy, but it is tasty and served with a smile. The portions are large, but meals are priced to fit anyone's budget.

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