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No Way Jose's

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0.1 miles from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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All reviews fajitas chips and salsa taco rice shrimp steak mexican food our waiter ate here fast service food was great large portions minute wait pigeon forge great place to eat fun atmosphere margaritas
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Reviewed 4 days ago

GREAT Margaritas, chips & salsa. The fajitas were okay, but didn't a lot of taste to them. The service was really good.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just what you would expect great food a lot of choices fast service was in and out and able to get back to vacation will be back again

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food is always good here. Every time we visit we have to eat here at least once. Service was good too, our waiter was a gem.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the carnita tacos and to my displeasure the meat was sweet. They tasted nothing like they were supposed to and they were overloaded with toppings to high the flavor of the meat

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices a lil more expensive then some other Mexican restaurants but then we were in Gatlinburg. Ordered fajitas. Lots of chicken and onions. Tuff finding the green peppers. Chicken very flavorful but a lil overcooked. Mango margarita had great mango flavor but alcohol was weak....Place, and employees, very busy.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in the outdoor seating area that wasn't heated, but service was quick and the food was still good and fresh. We ordered the steak fajita's and chicken chimi. The rice, beans and corncake were delicious too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was seated promptly on arrival to restaurant. Waited about 15 mins before anyone acknowledged we were sitting there then just to briefly take our drink orders and turn around before we had a chance to ask any questions or order appetizers because at this point...we had plenty of time to look at our menus. She brings back our water as we decided against alcoholic drinks at this point and again turns around and we have to stop here to let her know we would like an appetizer. We had the queso loaded and was bummed at the size for the $11 price! Good flavor however the chips while made fresh which come with salsa free like most Mexican places were greasy and could have been drained better. This was also the case with my Mexican pizza the tortilla was very greasy. My husband ordered the “Hot” shrimp street tacos which were not spicy per him and just average. For the price of the meal definitely not going back. We had eaten here before and was liked it which is why we returned.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time trying their food. Wow! The food was delicious! Fresh salsa, the cheese sauce was amazing. Our food was hot and great! Service is right on!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I had dinner here yesterday. No Way Jose's is one of our favorite places in Gatlinburg to eat. We had a wonderful server named LeBron. My husband and I shared a burrito, rice and beans. My husband ordered an additional taco. The chips...and salsa here is delicious. You can taste the freshness in the salsa. Service was great, food came out promptly and tasted wonderful! It's a must to eat at No Way Jose's during any Gatlinburg trip. See my attached picturesMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 24 years ago the night before we were married and now when we go ever few years for our anniversary we go again. Is it the greatest. most authentic Mexican food? Definitely not, but it is good and we love the chips...and salsa, always very fresh. Our server good, prompt, and helpful.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a good margarita; this was our first time in Gatlinburg, so I picked No Way Jose’s to try. It was in the top group of Mexican places listed in Trip Advisor and it looked like more fun than a couple other...options. It was a busy place but we could get a table in the bar without waiting. Service was prompt enough and the food was good. Unfortunately, the margaritas disappointed. We each had a house margarita and then I had a Cadillac margarita, which was larger. My husband had a second house margarita. Although they tasted good, there was just no alcohol in them! They were certainly not worth the charge. When mixed drinks seem to be shorted, I think your better bet is wine or beer where bartenders have less chance to stiff you. If you go to No Way Jose, we recommend you skip the mixed drinks.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

A little hard to get into but worth the wait. The salsa is some of the best I have ever had. All around good food.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 29, 2022 via mobile

Just great Mexican food! Fast service. Kind servers. We went around 4:pm Sunday and got seated right away. They do get very crowded and you need your whole party there to be seated or they will skip to the next party. A must place to...eat. It’s at traffic light 5 across from Anakeesta.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 28, 2022

Next to Graystone Lodge, Great food. Went to bar we received quicker service. Staff friendly and clean restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022

The bartender at our hotel recommended No Way Jose's so we went for lunch and we were both very pleased. The service and food were great and exceeded expectations. If you judge Mexican restaurants by the chips and salsa (which I do) you will immediately...know you have made a good choice.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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October 27, 2021|
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Response from DocCP | Reviewed this property |
I was there this week. A couple menu items may have changed, but it looked pretty much the same. What I think may be the case: Restaurants are reducing their menu offerings in a response to staffing shortages. Smaller menu... More
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June 17, 2021|
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Response from Y9329KVrandyw | Reviewed this property |
I have been there several times. Great place to eat. Not Fancy. Just good food at very reasonable price. They don't take reservations as far as I know. First come first serve. Usually at least a 30 to 45 minute wait. That... More
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Not sure, but it is a restaurant. In consideration of others, I would not recommend unless the dog is a service animal and required for a disability
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Yes, No Way Jose's offers takeout services.

Yes, No Way Jose's is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

No Way Jose's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4