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Jose's Mexican Cafe

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1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955-4207
(831) 899-0345
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Oshkosh, WI
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The serving staff was friendly. That's what our takeaway was. The grungy/dirty/worn out menus were a turn off. I'm not afraid of germs but this was an immediate turn off. The food wasn't great, although the portions were huge. Chicken fajitas were disappointing that they were not served on the traditional hit sizzling pan. Chicken armed chewy and overall trade... More 

Thank W_MOshkosh_WI
Carmel, California
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254 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this "locals" spot for fresh and authentic Mexican foods. The menu has lots of options and they are very flexible about adding / subtracting from some choices. ANY of the items with the pulled pork are fabulous, the burritos superb as are the fish tacos. Fresh chips and an OK sauce that could use a bit of pep... More 

Thank Jim W
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Seaside and wanted Mexican food. We saw Jose's from the road and decided to try it. None of us were sorry! It is kind of a small place but they seated our party of 5 without delay. Chips and salsa that wasn't too spicy, which appeals to all of us. Soccer on the tv. We had... More 

Thank busymom3too
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed dining at Jose's for 10yrs. I like the chili rellleno and the chicken burritos here. The chips are always fresh and the salsa is very good. One of my favorite restaurants on the Peninsula.

Thank Karen W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best chicken enchiladas and chile rellanos ever! Their mole sauce is beyond compare. Service always awesome and friendly.

Thank Tom S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because of the high reviews, but was highly disappointed. The salsa had that weird smoky flavor, and the food was sub-par. It doesn't stand out as a place that should have these high reviews except in a small town with limited choices for quality food. I could've eaten better at taco bell.

Thank maz884
Monterey, California
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173 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Everything about this place is just plain great. The most impressive always the same no short cuts, great fresh food, at a great price, listen to daCoach

Thank DaCoach61
Pacific Grove, California
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. Good feed, good portions, great chips and salsa, and great guacamole. My favorite is the chimichanga, but it's all good. Highly recommend Jose's in Seaside.

Thank SMB4_1958
Monterey Peninsula, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a small place. The locals like it. The prices are not too bad for the amount of food you get. The food is pretty decent

Thank JollyJax
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Very good,and moderately priced,wait staff was great,pleasant and clean. Handicapped accessible. Looked very kid friendly . I would definitely go back.

Thank Tonda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955-4207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: (831) 899-0345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?