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Jose and Sons
Jose and Sons

Jose and Sons Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joseandsons.com
  • Phone: (919) 755-0556
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday: 5 pm - 12:00am
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Soul food, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Oscar Diaz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Jose and Sons can comfortably accommodate small intimate gatherings up to larger corporate events of 100 and over. We'd love to host your next event and can craft menus to match all styles.

    Please contact Hector Ibarra at Hector@JoseandSons.com for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Hector Ibarra (919) 755-0556
  • Entertainment: Dance and Mingle! Jose and Sons hosts Salsa/Latin nights on the second and last Saturdays of the month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harrington St
  • Public Transit: The R Line stops along W. Davie st. in front of the Depot building.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Conveniently for guests, the historic depot building has its own private parking lot. Parking for guests of Jose and Sons is complimentary.
A word from Jose and Sons
We serve comfort food that celebrates our forefathers’s Mexican roots and the culinary traditions of the local neighborhood.

"Intentionally or not, with the opening of Jose and Sons the Ibarras have also created a gastronomic symbol for the cultural melting pot that our region is increasingly becoming."

"Painted around the base of the bar, in large block capital letters, are the words “HECHO EN RALEIGH.” I can’t think of a more suitable motto for a restaurant that embodies the best of our rapidly evolving local dining scene."

Greg Cox, The News &Observer

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Diner Reviews
  • "We dined at Jose and Sons courtesy of our daughter for our 33rd wedding anniversary. It was a great experience. Our server was attendant and personable. The food was wonderful, well prepared, and attractively presented. As an extra treat, for our special occasion, we were able to select a dessert. We chose the churros with a chocolate dipping sauce. Warm and delicious, they were presented on a plate with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. A perfect ending to a pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Tried this place on a recommendation from a friend who steered us away from the high prices and mediocre BBQ of "The Pit" and towards the "place right next door". Was very impressed by the service, food menu, and ambiance. Cool, sheek place with an upscale feel but very reasonable prices on food. Had the enchiladas del mar, barbacoa, and seasonal guacamole and everything was fresh and prepared/cooked to perfection! My date and I enjoyed it so much we went back again the next week and ordered the same items. I've had some terrible Mexican food while in the triangle as well as some mediocre food but this was surely one of the best! Definitely worth a trip to try if you have a hankering for something good and new!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Decided to eat here based on Open Table reviews and an interesting menu. We were seated right away but didn't even have our drink order taken for over 20 minutes. Service was not good and the wait staff seemed poorly trained. The food was excellent, however, so I hope it was just a bad night."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We dined again this past weekend at Jose and Sons with friends who had never eaten there. They became instant fans! The brunch menu is a delicious and innovative take on Mexican cuisine with a totally Southern touch. My hands-down favorite is the Chicharron and Waffles; you just can't go wrong with this tasty dish."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A great atmosphere, fabulous drinks(at least the Hemingway was), and unique Mexican food with a Southern twist which was enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Not our first time here, but it had been a while. Fantastic food and drinks and service was A+++. Menus are creative and food is very fresh. We will be going back sooner than later."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Impressive beer and drink menu. Enjoyed the ambiance. The guacamole was good but not anything out of this world. Was excited to try the Tostones only to find that the pimento cheese and bacon overpowered the plantain entirely. Other than that the food was a bit greasy and salty. My collards were drenched in oil and the Barbacoa dish was so greasy, the oil overpowered the flavors of the dish. The skirt steak was tasty as was the portabella mushroom--but again, too much grease. I was really looking forward to trying this place since I love Mexican and Southern. I would come again to give it a second shot but if dissapointed a second time I would probably not recommend this place to a friend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Relaxed & casual, pleasant setting, great prices. Virtually no healthy menu options & food very uneven (some too salty or kinda tasteless), & all levels of staff seemed very inexperienced on our visit-- but they also seemed to try their best. Would most recommend when you're wanting a laid-back meal & not having to worry re breaking the bank."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Absolutely love everything about Jose & Sons. The staff is great, the food is spectacular. I frequent the restaurant often and always have a great experience. Everytime I bring someone in for the first time, they too become repeat customers. Jose & Sons is my favorite restaurant, hands down!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The brunch menu has a creative selection of southern/mexican hybrid dishes, though it could use a few more lighter or healthier options - on the day we dined, if you didn't want a comfort food bomb the only options you had were fairly standard salads. That being said, the bacon used on the Breakfast BLTs was crispy and flavorful, and their black beans are tasty. Not a Raleigh local, but if I were I'd put it into a semi-regular rotation."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family dined here for Father's Day eve. We all ordered different dishes and beverages. The Mole Fashion was exceptional if you're into cocktails, especially old fashions. It had just enough bite and smoothness. We all shared bites from each plate: enchiladas del mar, market fish tacos (blackened mahi), and the skirt steak. My mom swears they were the best fries she has ever had. I agree. The verde sauce had a punch but was balanced. The mahi had a kick and the home made tortillas were to die for. I assume due to volume, we had a slow start with service. Once acknowledge, it was smooth sailing. We will try again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The corn-on-cob appetizer is simply amazing!! If you don't eat anything else on the menu, the corn-on-the cob is worth it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was our first visit. Chips, salsa, and guacamole started the journey. Both couples ordered the same dish. Pic-Nic for two i believe it was called. Steak, pork, chicken, and an abundant array of sides. Everyone was full and both couples took food home. The menu had many options that we are eager to try. The food is prepared excellently with tons of flavors working perfectly together."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "loved the food! The atmosphere was great. The waiter was ok. He was not the most informative and lively, but the food came out in a timely manner and he got the order right."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation as we were walking there on a busy Friday night, and although we think this was an accident in their system, they rearranged a few things and sat us fairly quickly. Food was ok, but the brisket was a little fatty. The server was good about knowing what food had dairy in it (I'm lactose intolerant) and seemed to know what he was talking about. The music was great, and we might go back if we find ourselves in that area again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was good, the service was good, and "vibe" was good. Solid place that is worth checking out. Get the guacamole. That was very good. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA... THERE WERE EIGHT OF US, CROWDED FRIDAY NIGHT AND THE WAITER HANDLED EVERYTHING PERFECTLY! THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD (as always). I HAVE DREAMS ABOUT THE MENU! THANK YOU FOR MAKING A FAMILY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION A GREAT OCCASION. EVERYONE WAS HAPPY AND BELIEVE ME, THIS IS A PICKY FAMILY. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have eaten here twice, one time with teenagers, and we all enjoyed it both times. The service is excellent, we found the mixed drinks unusually good, and the food was surprisingly gourmet and fresh."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "After reading positive reviews and hearing raves from friends, we knew we had to try the place out. On a Friday night, Memorial Day weekend, in fantastic weather, I thought there'd be no chance of getting in for early dinner -- there was a line around the block across the street at the Pit. But evidently Jose and Sons is still a relatively undiscovered gem. Lucky for us! In short -- from the friendly greeting at the front door to the food and drink to the service, we can give it only high marks. Nice plus is the nice, cool vibe all around and very interesting decor. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We love Mexican food. This place has an interesting take on many common dishes. We are vegetarians and found many options. I think I would call Jose and Sons a Mexican/Southern fusion restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was okay not that great. The food was average, but the service was slow. The menu on opentable is from the old place. When we pointed that out to the waiter he very rudely said that was the old menu. He made no attempt to be pleasant. You can get by with better food at other Mexican food places. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "You won't be disappointed! A must go - food is fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A funky environment but the menu was well-conceived and diverse. Loved the high, wood-beamed ceiling. Most patrons seemed in their early thirties, but there was also a healthy number of those below and well above that age bracket. I went there for my birthday and they comped my dessert of choice. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had dinner at Jose & Sons last week. I ordered the Crank Arm Barbacoa which was delicious. My margarita was also excellent. So, thumbs up on the food. The down side- we sat at the bar and the bar top was very dirty and sticky. Also, the bottles of oil (?)/vinegar (?) (not sure what was in the bottles) on the bar were filthy. I detest when bottles and menus are greasy. A little Windex can go a long way! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I love mexican and I love brunch, and this was the perfect marriage of both. I had the huevos rancheros. They were the best ones I have ever had and a $3 mimosa is such a great deal. Others in my group got the steak and egg sammy and the chicharron and waffles. We were still talking about the food 2 days after we went. :) "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had a family birthday brunch. Excellent variety on the menu, super ambience for a group, and service was excellent. We will return."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed Jose & Sons for great, creative mixed drinks and tasty snacks, like their chips, salsa and guacamole and flautas. Although the appetizers and drinks were great, we felt that the price for the quality of the dinners was not worth it. Also, our waiter could have been more attentive to our table."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Jose and Sons. The food is amazing and so is the margaritas!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I loved the blend of Mexican and southern cuisine...it was wonderful! I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate our son's 30th birthday. The food was wonderful, the service was great & the atmosphere was friendly & welcoming! Absolutely would recommend Jose and Sons...we will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Found this place on OpenTable and reviews were pretty solid so checked it out with another couple. Cool environment is what greets you upon arrival. We had a very attentive server that gave good recommendations but wasn't over the top. Cool food choices up and down the menu. Brussel sprouts (not like your mom used to make) and the corn on the cob appetizers where home runs. The main courses were great as well. The vibe of the place and the menu work well together in a casual yet upscale foodie kind of way. Our party of 4 will return again. Thanks"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "great food and service. only issue was that food came out too fast, although we did eat early because we had to get to a concert. Even so, drinks, appetizer and main course should not all be over within 40 minutes. Go slower next time."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have been known to eat at this place four nights a week. The food is always amazing, I've never had anything I didn't like here. The chicken nuggets are shockingly juicy and made in house. The tamales, fish tacos and chicharon and waffle are some favorite meals. Try the cocktails, and grilled spicy pineapple margarita or michelada won't disappoint."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was great. Our waiter recommended some great things, apps, drinks and entrees! He was super helpful and nice. This wasnt my first time and as usual I will be back again. Not many but some options for vegetarians."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was very good and locally sourced. Prices were reasonable for downtown. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Without a doubt, the food here is orgasmically delicious! Good the mind, body and soul--every time. Love that Jose and Sons is all hip and up on social media. I tweeted and Instagramed our visit! They favorited and retweeted! Outstanding food, service and ambiance!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Sat at the bar and the service was TERRIBLE! Couldn't even get drink refills, which I expect to flow with ease at the bar! Food was good though."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Not going to bore you with a long drawn out review. .excellent food, very good sangria, and great atmosphere! Definitely would recommend reservations if you plan on going during the weekend. Only down side is parking. The parking lot is small and fills up quick. Either street parking or public lots nearby."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The meal for 2 was amazing! The steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned just the right amount. Pork and chicken were very well seasoned and not dried out at all. Drinks were fantastic. Overall, a wonderful dining experience! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is an interesting creative venue with some unusual twists on Mexican cuisine. Worth the adventure!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014