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Cafe Jose Restaurant

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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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Tempe, Arizona
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I stopped by for dinner on our first night into town. We were looking for a nice chill environment and we found it! The hostess was really nice and we were seated at a both promptly. We ordered nachos and a quesadilla. When we informed our waiter about our food allergies he was very receptive and made... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huevos Rancheros! Very tasty and a large serving plus it is only $4.99 before 10:00 A.M. Their stuffed French Toast was very good also. A great place to fill your stomach before walking the trails and visiting the Vortexes. This frugal traveler has made this his breakfast stop when in Sedona.

Thank Kevin D
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the worst meal We have ever been served. Other than the drumstick, the other pieces were unrecognizable. They turned out to be all white meat on both plates. They were so dry I could not even cut or swallow any of it. We told the waiter and he offered to bring us two more pieces. We asked for... More 

Thank Donna J
Bedford, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place with old fashioned service and food. Simple and to the point - good food at a good price with a fun staff. This place has both American and Mexican food.

Thank Jack1959
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here last week and ordered the Fajitas Trio. It was a huge portion for the price and the house wine was good too. Our waiter, Tyler, was very good at his job and made sure we were taken care of. We will definitely go back next time we're in the neighborhood.

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ramblinrose52, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Jose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your visit to Café Jose. We are pleased you enjoyed our food and friendly service. We try very hard to provide great meal value with a well-rounded dining experience and good prices. Reading your remark regarding you would definitely visit again when in the area is the best compliment we could receive. Thank you. More 

Sedona, Arizona
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always well prepared. Meals are very reasonable priced and there is a large variety. We've been there many times and have never been disappointed.

Thank Billm247
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We found Cafe Jose on TripAdvisor, thought we'd give it a try, and were very pleased with our dinner experience. Tyler, our waiter, was very personable, helpful, and attentive. Actually we were impressed with the overall friendliness of the staff. The restaurant itself is quite simply located in a strip mall - very unassuming, but the food was delicious and... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Café Jose. We have been voted "Best of Sedona" for many years for having the Friendliest Wait Staff. Glad we lived up to our reputation. Hope you had a great time in Sedona and perhaps you will visit us again. More 

san diego,ca
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed eating at Café Jose for over 20 years of coming to Sedona for a week each year. The café has seen a couple owners but the quality of the food and large portions remain the same along with reasonable prices. Many locals are seen here but its a great place for out of towners. We enjoy breakfast... More 

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

We are very appreciative of customers like you who visit Café Jose year in and year out during annual treks to Sedona. Repeat visitors, whether locals or tourists, are our "bread and butter" and we never take it for granted. We try very hard to live up to the reputation that has been established for this restaurant, offering great food,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long hike to devils bridge, we stopped in at Cafe Jose. Tyler and Valeria both greeted us right away. We were starving and the food came out super fast and it was excellent. Great staff, great atmosphere, great food, great service. They hit all the marks!!!

1 Thank Eric M
ramblinrose52, Owner at Cafe Jose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to Café Jose. It warms our hearts to provide people a great meal and efficient, friendly service. We appreciate you taking time to leave us feedback. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed our Mexican meal with local beer and the tremendous service from Roy. Promised him a good review and here it is! Give the man a raise! Great first impression of Sedona. We will be back!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to Café Jose. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and the friendly service of Roy. Roy has worked at Café Jose since his teenage years and he is definitely a gem. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us feedback. More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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