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“Fantástico” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Baraboo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantástico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Jose's is a great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner, and margarita's. They also always make the birthday person feel extra special with a sombrero and serenade! Fantástico

  • Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Have always been servered an excellent meal when visiting this restaurant. Recently I tried the Fajita Del Mar, plate arrived filled with large portions of shrimp crap and scallops, had to take half of it home. When ever I have visited Jose's I have never been disappointed. The Burritos Norteno is to die for. Wash everything down with a Mango Margarita,,,

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Madison, WI
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wish I lived closer; delicious Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Wow. I love this place. The guacamole is perfect, the salsa is excellent, the entrees are crave-worthy. I love the cheese enchilada and the bean burrito, both served with their own delicious sauces. They use Mexican cheeses and don't rely on salt and garlic as the main spices. The menu is large and there are plenty of vegetarian options. The front room is a little quieter than the area near the bar. While the offerings might be seen as typical, as someone else mentioned – it is Mexican, so expect burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos, etc. – the food quality, selection and combinations are anything but typical. Service is prompt and friendly, and prices are reasonable. I wish I didn't have to drive an hour to get there, but you better believe I will go any time I am in the area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank WanderingVeggie
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letrips66
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A typical Mexican restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Based on reviews, we decided to try Jose's. We liked the service - people checked in on us consistently and were fun and personable. We thought the salsa was pretty good too. Unfortunately, two of the three entrees were not warm when they were served. And while they were typical Mexican fare, there was nothing special about it. We would go again knowing what to expect, but not expecting anything special.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is by far the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been too. Jose’s is locally owned and the staff is very friendly. You are served chips and salsa while you wait for your meal and the second you run out they refill them without you even having to ask. The menu has lots of choices and the food comes out hot. Your drinks never stay empty because when they become low the staff is there to refill them. If it’s your birthday they sing, clap, put a sombrero on your head, and take your picture. When you enter the restaurant you can see the hundreds of framed photos of customers with sombreros on their heads. The restaurant has a small dining area that is always packed but it all adds to the great atmosphere, and even when the place is packed the food still comes out fast (about 10 to 15 minutes) hot and delicious. If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere with good food and good service Jose’s is for you. One you eat there you will defiantly want to return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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