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“Great price..large variety”

Cafe Jose Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 199 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: American, Diner, Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Despite the name, Cafe Jose serves good old-fashioned home style cooking. It is a classic American diner which also happens to serve good Mexican food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Cafe Jose is a favorite spot for local residents. It has won the local award for the past several years for "Best Home Cooking," "Best Breakfast," "Best Family Dining." "Friendliest Wait Staff," and "Best Overall Bargain." The food is not fancy, but it is tasty and served with a smile. The portions are large, but meals are priced to fit anyone's budget.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went here for lunch and the prices were great..the variety was huge..and the service was great (get the arnold palmer 1/2 & 1/2).

Thank Greg C
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We went to Cafe Jose because of several good reviews. Our experience with dinner was not as good. We ordered liver and onions, fried shrimp and chicken. My husband, who likes almost anything, said the liver was mediocre. I ordered a side of green beans and got beans out of a can without any extra seasoning. The mashed potatoes were good but covered with cheap brown gravy. Other food or meals may be good, but our food was not.

Thank DustyBuck
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ramblinrose52, Owner at Cafe Jose Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

We may be inexpensive, but we're not cheap -- meaning poor quality. We are not a low end "greasy spoon." Nor are we an exquisite 5-star restaurant. We are a clean and friendly family-style diner. Voted Sedona's "Best Family Restaurant" and "Best Meal Value" for good reason. It is difficult to find a restaurant with more "bang for your buck" in Sedona. Ninety-five percent of what we make is made fresh on a daily basis. However, some things are prepackaged for convenience and cost saving measures. We buy the best quality ingredients we can afford while keeping our meals at a certain price point.

We take to heart every review we read. The negative, critical reviews challenge us to do better You've given us food for thought and spurred some new thinking regarding the vegetables we serve and a couple other areas we are sure we can improve.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We came here after a hike on Doe Mountain and before heading to the Grand Canyon. They have the best huevos rancheros ever! Plus, before 10am they are discounted! The coffee is great and they offer to go cups. Also, the service and value is fantastic. Great menu and very nice people!

1  Thank MIHawkeye
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great food. Great prices. You know it must be good if a lot of locals are eating there. The waiters were very friendly to first timers and regulars.

Thank Leslee H
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

During our stay in Sedona, we got up early most mornings and hiked. Afterward, we were hungry. On our second day in Sedona, we decided to try Cafe Jose - what a find! The huevos rancheros was $4.99 (before 10:00 a.m.) and absolutely delicious. It was so good, she ordered it again the next day! I had the basic breakfast with chicken fried steak and loved it. The second day I had the huevos rancheros and it was also terrific.

There are other good breakfast places in town, but in my opinion, they didn't match the value or the quality of Cafe Jose. On our next visit, this will be the only place we go for breakfast.

Thank MIhawks
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