Jose Muldoon's - East

Jose Muldoon's - East

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.josemuldoons.com/
  • Phone: 7195745673
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Powers Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot is located around 3 sides of the restaurant.
A word from Jose Muldoon's - East
We are excited to bring Jose Muldoon’s, which has been a staple of the Springs' downtown scene for over thirty years to the east side. The menu features authentic Tex-Mex style Mexican fare, the best margaritas and a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and vegetarian entrees. We serve our famous cuisine using only the freshest ingredients, all prepared daily.

José Muldoon's, named after the legendary bandito, has been modeled with a modern southwestern look, inviting fireplaces, an indoor/outdoor dining section including a bar, HD television visible from any spot in the bar area and semi-private banquet dining. José's service staff is always friendly and efficient. We are proud to be the now more easily accessible favorite Tex-Mex destination in Colorado Springs.
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Jose Muldoon's - East reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Bad Service with Bad Food
    Ratbert
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Out of five of us only one liked their food. Mine was the Chile Relleno. I should have returned it on sight since it looked like a pair of corn dogs. Unfortunately I didn't and I longed for something as good as a corn dog. The cheese was the only part of it that was tasty at all, but the whole thing was coated with a thick, tasteless, fried glob. Eventually the waiter came to ask how everything was. At that point three of the five drinks had been empty for over 10 minutes and I had somehow downed one of the rellenos. He offered to replace it, but it was too late for that. On the plus side, the manager comp'd my meal and gave us a free desert. We won't, however, be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Alamo margarita
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food is always consistently good! Had the shrimp and chile lime salad and it was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot!
    Pfffft
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The server was awrsome. Chimi.. not so great. Rice is the worse. Hot sauce could be drank by a small child it was so mild.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • big group of 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Thanks for being so accommodating! Food was really good and the wait staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at reasonable prices!
    2good2passUp
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was happily surprised to find delicious food and the prices were very affordable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Ask to sit in Derek's section. He is an outstanding waiter!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Travelerskier
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We frequent Jose's and enjoy it every time. This time was also quite good.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Choice on the East Side of CS
    DizzyDragonfly
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I'm so glad Jose Muldoon's opened a location on the east side of Colorado Springs. Although not my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant, the food is really good and the service is great. I have been here several times and will continue to dine here. 2014 Valentine's special was a great deal and my fiance and I enjoyed it very much!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and food
    EmmaACS
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We were seated quickly even though it was busy. Service was fast. One meal was not correct and it was remade quickly. Beer was a touch flat and the place really smells like fajitas so leave your coat in the car or it'll smell for a week. Still good food and friendly service though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky eater
    Rednik
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I am allergic to onions... Normally this means Mexican food is out. However Jose's is ALWAYS willing to modify their selections so I can actually enjoy most items in the menu. It is so nice to be able to go and eat without worrying that I have to stick to chips with cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Ecolorado
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Food was good. The restaurant is nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried something new!
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Been a steady customer for some time, but had never tried the Muldooniac Burrito. It was great! Served with both queso and Mean Green Chilli. Big portion, I had enough for lunch the next day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Our waiter was Derek and he is the best server I've ever had at this restaurant. Super efficient and friendly! Will request his section the next time we go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Host needs more Open Table training
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The low score on service is NOT regarding the waitstaff. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. The issue was with the hostess staff. Maybe the ladies at the front were new. We had a 730 reservation but after waiting almost 30 minutes and watching parties who arrived after us being seated before us, I checked back in at the hostess stand. The manager was there, located my reservation, apologized for the error and my party was seated immediately. A drink or appetizer comp would have been nice, but none was offered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy request
    Rednik
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I have some crazy dietary needs and they are always GREAT about accommodating me! It is really nice to know if I go there I can eat!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Suitable Substitute
    angelgar3
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We have been struggling to find a Mexican restaurant on our side of town since our favorite one closed several years ago. My husband coming from a Mexican upbringing has a very specific way he remembers his mother making tacos. We were very excited to see you serve soft corn shells however they weren't fried soft they still satisfied him. The rest of our food was very good as well and we are happy to say we have found our new Mexican restaurant. I just wish we hadn't waited so long to try you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I vote Yes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I really enjoyed my visit. I had a long day managing kids and ball games and just wanted to relax with friends. My table was ready, we were seated immediately, the food arrived quickly and tasted very good! This could easily become a new favorite! Prices were reasonable and atmophere was relaxing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there for the 'Margarita
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Went there for the 'Margarita Brunch' and had the Huevos Chilaquiles, which is a breakfast casserole full of eggs and sausage and topped off with sour cream and black olives. VERY yummy! Served with a side of roasted potatoes. They were dry and could have used some kind of cheese or sauce on them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We got bored with the Super
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    We got bored with the Super Bowl and decided to head up to Jose's for dinner. Very few customers so we sat in the bar and our bartender was our waiter. He was great! Very fun and energetic. Food was deelish as always!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They offer a small brunch
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    They offer a small brunch menu on Sunday but the price includes a house margarita, mimosa or sangria. This last visit I had the Downtown Omelette and it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown is better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    The food is ok, but much prefer the ambiance at the downtown location and will go there from now on
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced for what you get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Our reservations went great. We were seated right away. It did take some time before a waitress came with chips and to take our drink order. My husband ordered the mahi mahi dish and felt like it was small for the money paid. I ordered the shrimp fajitas and it was not sizzling when it came out. It was mostly onion rather than peppers. My kids got a corn dog and grilled cheese sandwich. The grilled cheese sandwich was grilled almost burned on one side and nothing on the other. It seems like a lot of money for a kids meal and the only drink free with the kids meal is a soda? That is odd. My kids don't drink soda. They had milk and was charged for that too. It's too expensive here for the dinner you get. Luckily we had a coupon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good svc, avg food, fun 4 locals!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Past visits would've garnered Jose's a 3, but this one bumped it up to a 4. Hostess and servers were very friendly; staff did a great job coordinating. Our fajitas were flavorful, but the buffalo meat was very chewy; howver, it was cooked medium rare as we like it. Hearty entree portions. Sides were average and bland (my guac is way better and they use tasteless roma tomatoes), but we were allowed to substitute refried beans for black beans at no charge, though they STILL had to sprinkle cheese on top. Chips were cheap, salsa was meh, so both were below average. Prices are fair, and the atmosphere was lively. Overall, great to have a local, southwestern restaurant on this side of town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    My wife and I went here for our 14th anniversary. I was really impressed with the staff and how fast the food was on our table after ordering. The food was great and the deep fried ice cream was to die for. I would highly recommend Jose Muldoons.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server did not ask the eldest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Server did not ask the eldest female at the table if she wanted something to drink (ignored her, it had to be brought to servers attention)) focused on the younger individuals. Cooks seemed to be burning certain entres (the smell was bad when they were served)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, very enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    As always, very enjoyable. Drinks were great and we love the green chile! Even saved room for desert. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table was set an waiting for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Table was set an waiting for us. Service was good. Food was awesome!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I usually get the steak fajitas
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    I usually get the steak fajitas but decided to try the shrimp and avocado wrap. This is the first item I've ever had an item here that I didn't love. Way more lettuce than either shrimp or avocado in the wrap. I was ok with not much shrimp, but listing avocado as the second ingredient almost seemed like false advertising.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place but there are better
    JayspringsVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Nice place but there are better options for Mexican in the area. Good value and great for free kids Sunday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have always enjoyed the downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Have always enjoyed the downtown location and we are thrilled to have one close to home out east. Good food, good service are a constant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    Great food, good service, good use of coupons. We were seated right away even though we were waiting for more of our party to arrive (and one arrived very late). The shrimp enchiladas are yummy but I didn't get a lot of rice on the plate. Otherwise dinner was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Man did I have great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2012
    Man did I have great service at lunch on 2/21/12. Amber was attentive without being in our face, smiled and made eye contact with each person at the table every time she approached, made appropriate upsell suggestions for our table and anticipated basic needs (more chips, drink refills, etc) before we had to ask. If you already love Jose Muldoon's as I do, enhance your dining experience by asking for Amber by name. Oh yeah! I tried the bison and cheese sandwich for the first time...almost as good as the service but I still prefer the bison fajitas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. Our
    EmmaACS
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    The food was very good. Our server did a good job, but he seemed extremely busy. It was more like he had too much to do and couldn't keep up not that he did a bad job. He did bring everything that was asked for; it just took a bit on drink refills and beers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the on-line reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Love the on-line reservation feature! It didn't really matter because some friends and I met at 2:00pm Sunday afternoon on a non-football weekend. But it was a good meeting place for vegetarians and meat-lovers, health nuts and cheese-lovers. We all had something we liked. The mango margarita was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go there regularly as a
    Pickyeater2
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    We go there regularly as a great neighborhood restaurant. This is the first time we made a reservation and while there were many waiting we were seated immediately. A real plus to do it again. The food is always consistent and good with portions more than we can eat. It will continue on our favorites list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although still good, Jose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2011
    Although still good, Jose Muldoon's isnt as good as it used to be. We used to rave about the meals there when it first opened at the location on Carefree Circle. Something is different about the mexican rice...seems alot like rice a roni. I usually order chicken enchiladas and they were just ok. Do you have a new cook? We will give it another try in the near future but may be looking for a new favorite mexican restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This wasn't our first trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    This wasn't our first trip to Jose Muldoons, and we knew what to expect. For the first time, I made reservations, and we were shown straight to a table, rather than waiting to be seated on a walk-in. The service was quick and the chips and salsa, as usual, were excellent. We got the queso dip, and although it was tasty, the fact that it was Velveta-based was clear. Our food was good, I had the Chimi Grande, and it was well cooked, flavorful, and the shell was crisp. My wife got the shredded beef tacos, which she also enjoyed, although it was rather greasy, softening the shell and leaving a puddle on the plate. Service was prompt, and usually attentive, and overall we had a good dinner that we enjoyed. We'll be going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where else can you enjoy buffalo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    Where else can you enjoy buffalo fajitas? The food was good and had a bit of a corporate chain feel. Our service was excellent. Our server had the bartender make me a margarita the way I prepare them at home and waited at the table when she served it to make sure it was acceptable. We would go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were just passing through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    We were just passing through town and saw an advertisement for this restaurant in a brochure at the hotel. It was a little difficult to find but well worth it when we did. It was a nice change of pace from the usual fast food while traveling and the food was well priced as well as being very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jose Muldoons has been one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2011
    Jose Muldoons has been one of my local favorites for over 20 years. I had not been to the newer location at Powers and Carefree before 7/26/11 and was pleasantly surprised. The building, decoration, and ambiance are all wonderful. The servers and bartenders were friendly and helpful in leading me to a decision between the 4 or 5 meals I really wanted. I chose a newer addition to the menu, bison fajitas, and they were amazing. You really can't go wrong here, just bring 4 or 5 friends who don't mind sharing food off their plates for the best experience. The worst part of dining here is deciding which meal you want more than the others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet