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Jose Tejas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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700 US Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been going to Jose Tejas for many years now; always enjoy the drinks and food specifically catFish. Last time We visited the server was not up to mark and had some attitude issue. Otherwise, great food at very affordable price. Keep in mind there is an average 30min wait.

Thank Himan B
Iselin, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super crowded and noisy. Long wait time, especially during dinner time. Not a huge fan of the food. Usually ends up being really greasy. I've tried the vegetable jambalaya, salad, and black bean and cheese empanadas.

Thank tulsp89
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food! Always a wait, but worth it. Love it at Jose TEJAS! Our waiter, Michael was great! What nice, professional server. HE needs a raise! He made our family feel welcome and really made sure we had everything. Thanks again!!

Thank Daniela S
Somerset, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

You know this place is good because it's always packed! The wait can be long, but it's pretty worth it. I always have a great experience when I go here as well. Not one person I've taken here has been disappointed.

Thank S_Alfred1
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Yes, it can be very noisy. And expect a wait if you're there for dinner, especially on the weekends. The best time to go is during the week or during the day, if possible. The food is ALWAYS good, and the prices are reasonable. Sometimes, they take things off the menu, which is a disappointment. Crawfish Popcorn was the best... More 

Thank alexuswebb
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I have been coming to Jose Tejas for years. The taste and quality of the food can not be beaten. The portions come very big and the food is pretty inexpensive. A party of 4 could go there and spend no more than $40-50. I would definitely recommend getting a strawberry margarita or any drink at the bar while you... More 

Thank Nicole C
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Jose Tajas is a large Mexican style restaurant with a lot of authentic flair. While it is not a five start restaurant and doesn't pretend to be it does deserve five stars for what it is which is a very reasonably priced casual restaurant with a bar.The wait staff had always been very friendly and super competent. I have never... More 

Thank MarkVoto
Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Our family visits Jose Tejas at least once a month to enjoy delicious and fresh Mexican food with a Cajun twist! The prices are unbeatable! The only negative is that you will have to wait for a table but it is well worth the wait!!

Thank cpeterson4
Millstone, New Jersey
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148 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is about as good as it gets... Words cannot describe the consistency, quality and value this place has provided its customers year after year. We have visited since the early / mid 90's and nothing has changed. Just great food, time and time again. Excellent..

Thank ken k
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is my #1 spot for texmex in the state of new jersey. Tricky getting to it, off of busy 1, and always a bit of a wait, but the beans and rice are so delish, no need to order an entree! The cerveza es muy frio but I usually order a Margarita and can handle only one😘

Thank Angelashungry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 US Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Iselin
  • Phone Number: 732-283-3883

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