We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Cafe Jose Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Gluten Free
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2370 West Highway 89A, in Safeway Plaza, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-0299
Website
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

838 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 828: English reviews
Overgaard, Arizona
Level Contributor
90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought this was a dedicated Mexican restaurant, but it's not. They serve traditional dinners too like liver and onions or sandwiches. For the price, I would have chosen somewhere else.

Helpful?
Thank kdkb
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the coffee pot because it had great reviews, but it was packed and the wait was really long, and you have to wait in the sun if it's full inside, so we looked this place up and came here. SO GLAD we did. The food was amazing and reasonably priced, the portions were huge!!! And the service... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monica B
Sedona, AZ
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants in Sedona serving both American and Mexican food for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I've been getting take out shredded beef burros to take home for dinner occasionally and they are very good. Cafe Jose and The Golden Goose are both owned by a highly regarded Sedona family and take great pride... More 

Helpful?
Thank SedonaWorldTraveler
brooklyn, ny
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast and wasn't disappointed. Service was on point and food was really tasty. A must spot by point for any meal.

Helpful?
Thank victori48
Sedona, Arizona
Level Contributor
84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nothing fancy here. Friendly homestyle diner. The food isn't spectacular but it's edible and you're certainly not overpaying.

Helpful?
Thank Austin C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is tasty and not overpriced like so many restaurants catering to tourists. Rufi took great care of us (I drink so much water he had to earn his tip)

Helpful?
Thank Aaron T
Cave Creek, Arizona
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you do, do not visit this restaurant! Some of my family were visiting from Florida so we took a drive up to Sedona from Cave Creek, AZ. We stopped for lunch at this restaurant....bad decision! The food was served cold, there was a black hair in my grandsons taco plate and there were flies everywhere! There were 11 of... More 

Helpful?
Thank babsdelite
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in one evening for dinner hoping for good atmosphere, reasonably priced with good food for a semi-large group. Unfortunately we were not impressed by the food at all. We were advised that their special of the day was "all you can eat fish and fries". However, after several people in our group ordered this, they came back to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lesve
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unassuming restaurant in Sedona, which is nice compared to all the "tourist" joints. Went here a couple trips ago and really enjoyed the food. The green chili salsa is great!

Helpful?
Thank Danielle R
Sedona, Arizona
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Cafe Jose many times over the years and continue to find it the most reasonably priced restaurant in town. Arrive before 11 AM if you're interested in either grits or waffles!

Helpful?
1 Thank Billm247

Travelers who viewed Cafe Jose Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Jose Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Jose Restaurant and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Sumner, Washington
3 months ago
Chicago
5 months ago
Manassas, Virginia
10 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Jose Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?