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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209 (Rindge Ave.)
16173540335
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had dinner at Jose's recently, and had I ordered a Tecate rather than the red sangria, I would have given a higher rating. The positives-the food, which was good, but not great, atmosphere and service; the negative-the red sangria. It tasted like watered down red wine with cinnamon flavoring-at the cost of $30 per pitcher. Very... More 

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Thank susiesanta
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Susie, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and that you'll be giving us another try soon! However, I'm sorry that we couldn't impress you with our red sangria. It's disappointing to hear that you thought it tasted watered down, but I want to make sure you understand that sangria traditionally includes fresh fruits and fruit juice for flavor, so it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Beware. Bland and overpriced food. I'm not sure how they managed to get the a piece of steak to taste recognizably like a piece of questionable protein. There was absolutely no type of seasoning on any of the "food" that was served to me. The kitchen really needs to step it up, salt and pepper exists (at the very minimum)!

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Thank Jessica H
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Jessica, it's too bad you feel this way. We'll be sure to try harder next time. All the best. Carlos M, Owner More 

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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The food here is great you just won't be disappointed. They offer an extensive menu and I bet that you couldn't go wrong with any of their menu items. It was one of the few places close to Clifton Street where I was staying and it was totally worth it. Additionally the manager was very nice and if you speak... More 

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Thank Tatiana B
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tatiana, this is really great to hear! Thanks so much for the 5 stars and the great review! Glad you had a great time at our spot. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Shell Knob, Missouri
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

went on Saturday afternoon, fairly busy but not crowded, ordered food had to ask for chips and salsa, final got food never got refil on drink or even asked, 18% gratuity added only 2 people. good thing because service was lousy food mediocre

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Thank john b
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

John, I'm surprised to hear this, as we don't charge an 18% gratuity for parties of less than 6. This must have been a mistake, so I hope you consider trying us again soon. All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This place has been around for decades, and as far as I know has only changed owners once (more than 10 years ago). The food is always good, fresh and homemade, and the service is always friendly. Lots of menu choices (for both food and drink). Love their tamales. Definitely worth trying whatever the margarita special happens to be!

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Thank KLF95
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Always happy to have you here! We want you to feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, so it's rewarding to see our tamales and margaritas never fail to impress. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back for all your favorites again soon. 'Til next time, Carlos M, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place is awesome. The drinks are very well done, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun. They have outdoor seating, but I like to sit at the bar. TVs usually have soccer or another sporting event on. There is also an upstairs with additional seating (and possibly an event space? Not sure). It's in a very residential neighborhood... More 

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Thank Jen L
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Happy to hear you feel like you can't go wrong, Jen! Having the support of locals like you means everything to us, so it's exciting to hear you're enjoying everything from the laid-back atmosphere to the margaritas. We're looking forward to your next meal here already. 'Til then, Carlos M, Owner More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The outdoor seating at this place is really nice, but drinks are watered down. Food is OK,t worth the price. Guac is tasteless. You can get a Groupon for here, but even then it leaves a lot to be desired.

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Thank Varun A
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

The last thing we would want is for you to leave feeling let down, Varun. We want you to enjoy everything about your visits with us, so it's disappointing to hear the guac and drinks weren't on par with the atmosphere. Everything ought to be made perfectly and popping with flavor, and we're so sorry that wasn't the case. This... More 

Cambridge MA
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place has been around for ages; I hadn't been for about 10 years, but it still matches my memory. Fun, funky spot in two floors of a house on Sherman St. It's hard not to like the place. The food is only ok; it's certainly not bad, but it's not great either. But the service is just so nice;... More 

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Thank Scott M
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you came back to see us, Scott! We want you to feel like family here, and it's great to see our team made that clear from start to finish. The food should certainly be just as impressive, and we're confident there's something else on our menu that will really wow you next time. That being said, I hope we'll... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I don't claim to be Mexican nor do I speak Spanish, but I did grow up in California and have been to many Mexican restaurants where no English was spoken. The food we has was superb and took us on a virtual trip to Mexico. The tamale with mole sauce was particularly good. We'll be back, but don't tell anybody... More 

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Thank physbiz
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Proud to have your stamp of approval! The authenticity of our recipes is something we've put a lot of thought and care into, so it's rewarding to hear the tamale made you feel like you were back in Mexico. We hope to see you enjoying the food here again sometime soon. 'Til next time, Carlos M, Owner More 

Cambridge
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I've lived in Cambridge for 38 years and have never been to Jose's until tonight. My husband and I took our son, daughter-in-law and 2 year old grandaughter and it was a hit. Service and food were excellent. I personlly loved the shrimp ceviche! It's a fun and lively place to go!

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Thank beehome
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you finally came by! We couldn't be happier that you wouldn't change a thing about your first visit -- that's exactly what we aim for. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back for ceviche again soon. 'Til next time, Carlos M, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
    (Rindge Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Yes, The Red line T, Alwife station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 16173540335
Description
Jose's Mexican Restaurant has been serving the most authentic Mexican cuisine to the residents of Cambridge, MA. Come in for a truly delicious taste!

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