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Jose's Mexican food

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101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(732) 974-8080
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure about the prospect of Mexican food in a Jersey Shore strip center, but the food was very good and the portions very generous. The restaurant is located in a building with neo-Carvel architecture, brightly lit with polyurethaned table tops. Ordered nachos with chiken as an appetizer, which on its own was almost enough as a full meal for... More 

Thank M5R7
Phoenix, Arizona
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263 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not bad Mexican food! Place was packed. Next to an awesome laundromat so really convenient for lunch during the wash cycle! Internet is available. Eat in or carry out. Would go back.

Thank phxaz54
Lakewood, New Jersey
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a small neighborhood restaurant on the corner with great food. Just a few tables and big take out window and always crowded shows this place has good food. Burritos are the size of your arm. Guacamole and salsa with chips to start. One waitress and she has it under control. BYOB. Entrees and platters around $12 and you will... More 

Thank Mike P
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Not Cali Mex, not Tex Mex, but true Mexican food. Great food, good prices and quaint place. Family owned and operated. Helps to speak Spanish, but English Only works with patience. All verify's the true Mexican heritage served at excellent restaurant.

Thank Jim T
Bayonne, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My niece loves the kids burrito with rice, beans, beef, lettuce and tomatoes. My nephew devours the cheese quesadillas. We are never disappointed!

Thank julosully
Cherry hill
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Authentic and glad to have found it. plenty of food for the price, family atmosphere, and cool retro plaza.

Thank L541969
Howell, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Don't pass up this store front little restaurant. The fajitas for 2 is the best bet on the menu. (we couldn't even eat it all). Very friendly staff and it is BYOB, good mexican for a good price!

Thank Maryann V
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Huge portions & delicious authentic Mexican. Great value. Share a plate or bring home enough for lunch the next day. Parking is tight & you may wait, but it's worth it!

Thank Meaghan D
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Saw this place had 4 stars and decided to give it a try. Sorry I did. Either the good reviews are false or the reviewers have never had good Mexican food. The "salsa" was nothing more than a bowl of diced tomatoes in lime juice. No cilantro, no onion. There MAY have been a pepper near the batch at some... More 

Thank William F
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

My kids are obsessed with mexican food and very picky. They LOVE Jose's. I had the pleasure of picking up take-out while visiting my parents and I have to agree, I LOVE Jose's! The salsa is amazing and the guac is to die for. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Cara B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: (732) 974-8080

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