Jose Muldoon's
Jose Muldoon's

Jose Muldoon's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.josemuldoons.com/
  • Phone: 7196362311
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: José Muldoon’s offers two private party spaces, which can accommodate up to 85 people. These rooms offer full or set menu options, depending on the needs of our guests, and our banquet staff can provide custom desserts, floral arrangements and audio-visual equipment upon request. Inviting fireplaces and warm Southwest décor will help make José’s a popular and imaginative choice for your business or social event. Contact our banquet coordinator to reserve your space.
  • Private Party Contact: Cindy Biondo 7196362311

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Platte Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: José Muldoon’s is located on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs, directly across from Acacia Park. Metered parking is available all around the restaurant, and also in the secure parking garage directly behind the restaurant on Cascade Avenue. The garage can be entered form the northbound side of Cascade, just north of the Bijou Street.
A word from Jose Muldoon's
José’s has been a staple of the Springs’ downtown scene for over thirty years. The menu features authentic Mexican fare, the best margaritas and a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and vegetarian entrees. We serve our famous cuisine using only freshest ingredients, all prepared daily. José Muldoon’s, named after the legendary bandito, has been recently remodeled with a look which includes hard wood floors, inviting fireplaces and an indoor/outdoor bar, and our award-winning patio. José’s service staff is always friendly and efficient. We are proud to be the favorite Tex-Mex destination in Colorado Springs.
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Jose Muldoon's reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Not Good Mexican Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We chose this restaurant due to it's location, close to our hotel and in the heart of the downtown night area. We were pleased that we were able to get right in with no wait on a Saturday night. I ordered the Chili Rellenos, which were fairly good, however the other two people in my party ordered Fajitas and both said they were not good at all. How do you mess up fajitas? If you're looking for good Mexican Food, this is not the place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-show dining
    LisaMVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is one of our favorite dining spots to go to before we attend shows at the Pikes Peak Center. The Alamo margarita is our favorite drink. I love the chile lime shrimp salad. Our server, didn't get her name, but her # on the receipt is 0024, was very friendly and efficient!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    Iwritereviews
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was mediocre at best. Not very good really at all. The server knew nothing about their beer menu and was slow and inattentive. My grilled chicken burrito was topped with VELVEETA. Legitimate velveeta. Which is fine for a drive-thru but not a real restaurant. Not impressed. Sat by the fireplace though that was pretty. And downtown location is desirable. Who cares though if the food and service stink?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Was Not Up To Par
    Maximillian00VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food quality here is really consistent and it was really good as usual. This particular visit though, the service was not very good. I had to ask four times for salsa to be brought to the table which for to be frustrating, especially when they brought out the queso dip we ordered but no chips. It took almost five minutes to get chips to go with our queso and almost twenty minutes to get any salsa. The main dishes came out promptly, but it was difficult to get the attention of our waiter throughout our visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WorphVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fun. Tasty. Salads great. Willing to change up menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service not so good.
    Kelli
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We arrived and the host was great! We arrived at the table and she gave us menus and said our server would be right there. We waited a long time for the service and when he arrived. He was nice and took our order, but it took forever and some of our requests were not completed. We asked for corn tortillas, vs flour and we did not have enough silverware and our waters were low. He did not come back for a long time.. we had to flag someone else down to help. He never filled our waters but did bring the corn tortillas. I dont know if he was new, or if he was overloaded but the service was really really slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 94 reviews are from the Jose Muldoon's reviews archive.
  • Nice Oasis
    BigEVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Fantastic wait staff, excellent salsa and great food. Definately a winner in Colorado Springs
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Curls
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have tried - and liked - several Mexican restaurants since we moved to COS a year ago. But this food was REALLY good! Tasty enchilada sauce, great salsa, great, friendly service…all good. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place, good food
    bkgetaway
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I have heard great things about this place for years, but never tried it. It was worth the wait. The food is very good, and the margaritas are very strong, especially if you get them yourself at the bar. Service was just ok, but try to get on the patio, very cool, and they play goofy games out there on Saturdays!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great.
    Matt
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We always have a great experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    Toofers2
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food was great, the service was great! The menu had lots of choices, pleasing even our most picky eaters. Wanted to try those awesome sounding margaritas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We got there a few minutes early and they sat us before a reservation time. There Valentine special was sounded great. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The food came out fairly quick and was delicious. There was more than enough food for the 2 of us. A great date night for us both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Tex-Mex
    Blue52
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food with excellent service. Food came quickly, tasted great, and the atmosphere was relaxing. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good comeback
    Chris
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We had come here about a month ago. We made a reservation with the open table app but they did not have our reservation and we ended up leaving. A few weeks later I get an email from the general manager expressing their apoligies and wanted to make it up with a gift card. So we came back and made our reservation with open table. They had our reservation and we got great service. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was good. We even stuck around for dessert which was great too. I really loved the fact that they read my review and wanted the chance to make it up to me. Well they did and we will be returning sometime soon to enjoy their great food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was difficult to find a
    LCWarner
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    It was difficult to find a moderately priced restaurant in Colorado Springs that we could bring our 2 year old to, and wasn't very far away. Our waitress was excellent and a lot of the items on the menu we thought were a good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown Springs Mexican Food
    chuck83731
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    In the heart of downtown Colorado Springs is Jose Muldoon's, a tasty Mexican food diner with great ambience and a wide menu. Our group had a variety of menu selections including enchiladas, chimichangas, and several combo platters. Overall, the food was prepared quite well and had a good balance of flavors. The decor throughout feels like you're in the living room of someone's estate. The location is close to any other activities in Colorado Springs and it's typically a nice walk through the heart of the city. Service was slow to say the least, but our waiter may have been overworked, which caused our drinks and our chips to both run dryn on multiple occasions. But, the food is exceptional and I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost my reservation
    Chris
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    I've eaten here before and they have good food. Service varies from great to sometimes slow. For this visit I made a reservation for 2 with the Open Table app to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. I got a e-mail confirmation for my reservation but when I arrived they did not have my reservation in the computer. Showed them my e-mail confirmation on my phone and they said they would try to get me in as soon as they could. The wait was 20 min. I'm not sure how fast they could have got us a table but we decided the dinner was already off to a bad start so after waiting 10 minutes we decided not stick around and went to another restaurant. I might not trust open table to make my next reservation for this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    bribunny3
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food was awesome! The server was polite and knew the menu! I bought my parents a gift card for them as soon as we done station would recommend them to any one! Very impressed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wanted to have a quiet place
    winelover
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    I wanted to have a quiet place to have a nice conversation with a friend. The night I went, it was pretty loud. Not really the restaurant's fault. This is a place to come to have a good time and not worry about being a bit noisy. Good for groups or a night out to have fun. I prefer JM's for lunch over dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good. Server did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Food was good. Server did not have good cusotmer skills, and with his attitude and demeanor he did not want to be working this evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been here at least a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    I've been here at least a dozen a times. The atmosphere at this Jose Muldoon's is cool and gives off that downtown vibe, but the food at the East location on Powers is WAY better. Our dishes were okay here with hearty portions, but we've had much better at the East restaurant. Service was fine, though I've definitely had more upbeat waitresses than the one we got. I liked the salsa and warm chips.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normally a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Normally a great restaurant however there were some problems this weekend during the parade. We had a reservation for a large group immediately following the parade. We also had three babies under a year old, hence the reservation with open table. When we checked in the hostess said they weren't doing reservations and ours must have slipped through. We had to wait 45+ minutes for a table. They never should have accepted the reservation. Also, while waiting for a table, we got the privilege of listening to the hostess girls complain about customers. Really pathetic behavior. Next time, I recommend verifying twice that you have a reservation here on an event day. They'll accept them and confirm via email and deny you when you walk in.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is great. Food needs
    LANCEY
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Service is great. Food needs to be worked on. Some items you can taste it comes out of a can. Chili rellenos do not look appetizing at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food won't disappoint
    WashParkFoodie303VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    The food is very good, but the service was lacking on my last visit. Most of the staff were sitting at a table having a holiday party rather than serving the guests eating dinner. I get it that it's the holidays, but at least ask if I need more drinks or dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    This was my first time here and I was pretty disappointed with my meal. I ordered the chicken burrito which came out extremely dry. They must have and it sitting under a heat lamp for quite some time because the black beans that came on the side along with the rice were dried out and were crispy from overheating. Flavor was nothing special. Couldn't really eat much of it. Usually restaurants on Open Table are higher quality. This was just bar food. Sangria and margarita was bland as well even though they had good happy hour specials. Service was good and they didn't try to cram our group at a small table. They gave us a larger one which was nice so we could spread out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made reservations and were
    Colleen
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We made reservations and were able to get right in when we arrived. We had a party of 8 (4 adults, 4 kids) and sat in the back room. It was nice and quiet enough for us to be able to have great conversation. The food was good and our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Mexican and Tex-Mex food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Good Mexican and Tex-Mex food at reasonable prices. The place is often packed and there is usually a wait---another reason to make a reservation with Open Table. We walked through the waiting crowd and got seated immediately. Definitely will return on my next visits to ColoSprings.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Below Expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Made reservation on line and requested a nice table well in advance, but the receptionist did not even bother to check and guided us to an average table that was almost loose off the wall and about to collapse. One dish had to be returned, served ice cold. Chips & Salsa were sub par, to their credit, they did not charge for that part of the order, but will not be back there again. There must be other better Mexican restaurants to look for in C Springs!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service. Food delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Excellent service. Food delicious and presented well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We especially appreciated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    We especially appreciated being able to make reservations on line so we could have a leisurely dinner before an 8:00 show. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a nice early supper
    Erik
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    We had a nice early supper with my folks after a concert on a Sunday afternoon; it was late in the afternoon and not quite dinner time. And it was predictably quiet. It looked like the server was still in training, which is ok since we've all been there before. Jose Muldoon's for us is a "known commodity," and we like supporting our local busineses.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made reservations early in
    Olivebunch
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Made reservations early in the day. Dining staff was wonderful with us. It was my first time going to Jose Muldoon's but will definately be back. Thank you so much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for margaritas and dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Went for margaritas and dinner with a friend and sat in the bar area. Very good service and the food and drinks were great. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were down from Denver and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    We were down from Denver and were looking for some good, local Mexican food. Jose Muldoon's didn't disappoint. Chips and salsa were very good, the fajitas were outstanding, margaritas were pretty good. Overall it was a good time!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the "holiday" specials,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Love the "holiday" specials, like Valentines Day, New Years Eve, it's the reason we come in and we usually get a few couples to join us. We had 6 couples on New Years Eve and the food/service was stellar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed the atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, but the service was terrible. It wasn't the waitresses fault, they way over sat her and she was running around trying to keep up, but we waited for 20 minutes before the server approached us for the first time and we had empty drinks a few times and had to wait 5-10 minutes for another.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Eve group -- exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Very good food, loved the chicken/shrimp fajitas. We set-up a reservation for 8, it grew to 12. We called ahead and let them know our initial reservation had changed, they were very accomdating and friendly. We arrived, the table was ready and waiting for us, the waitress was friendly and despite being swamped with customers, she kept checking in on us to make sure our drinks were full and see if we need anything. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered the sizzling Jose's
    weekenddiners
    Dined on 12/14/2011
    We ordered the sizzling Jose's Specialty combination skillet (Beef & Chicken) and we were extremely disapointed. both the Chicken and Beef were over cookedto start and the further (cooking) sizzling of the meat made it even worse.
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  • Im a regular of Jose's and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    Im a regular of Jose's and I will continue to be. The food is great and the service is always superb. There are daily specials for the menu and drink specials to enjoy as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, relatively cheap Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2011
    Good, relatively cheap Mexican food in Downtown Colorado Springs. 99 Cent tacos on for Taco Tuesdays, featuring a magician that walks throughout the restaurant stopping at tables and showing off some tricks. Haven't been on any other day of the week, but am sure to stop in every Tuesday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic