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Jose's Mexican Cafe

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1612 Contra Costa St, Seaside, CA 93955
(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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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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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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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
Folsom, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I ordered a Combo Meal; Beef Taco, Beef Enchilada & Chili Rellenos; Taco meat and enchilada meat were like chunks of beef stew covered with a Mole sauce. My taco was a store bought old corn taco shell and the bottom with chunks of beef and mole sauce. It really was a bad taco and enchilada. The beans and rice... More 

Thank Shirley P
Monterey, California
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Jose's is a friendly, low key restaurant with very good Mexican food. The service is friendly and the portions are generous. We really enjoy meeting friends there and have enjoyed all their dishes.

Thank Anne S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

On my last night in Monterey, and on the advice of an acquaintance, I decided to try Jose's Mexican Food - located just south in Seaside. Jose's Mexican Food is a smaller Mexican restaurant, that seemingly always gets good reviews - and has the reputation as being a local favorite. The restaurant sits on a corner, and accessing the parking... More 

Thank CDobyns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Love little places like this. You talk about nothing fancy yet a freindly staff and great food. Oh my what a meal. Stayed in Monterey area for a few days for work and wandered off from my hotel down the road and found this place. I had a Asada Chimichonga with rice and beans on side. It was delicious and... More 

Thank tjcaliguy

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • 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?