Jose and Sons

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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DK
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Just not a fan. Server didn't listen. It was just a waste of money.

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The parfait would be even more amazing paired with fresh fruit

RC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good and customer service is great

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Much better than average Mexican food. Great service, nice atmosphere.

LB
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for Sunday Brunch. We shared the skillet - it was huge - enough for 2. Very good brunch menu - service was a little inattentive, but not too bad. Overall great value and experience for Sunday brunch after Church!

JM
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! The corn is my favorite. I wish there were more main entrees on the menu, though. Attentive wait staff. Beautiful restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time great food

C
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Mexican restaurant in the Raleigh area! ❤️

KG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is casual and cozy. Our server was attentive and efficient.
I had the street corn and brussel sprouts. The corn was ok, a bit overcooked and lacking a spicy bite. The brussel sprouts were excellent, nicely charred and the apple made them slightly sweet. The house marjuarrita was a good compliment to the chips and salsa.
My husband had the pork belly and waffle. It came with very soft boiled eggs that I wouldn't have touched but he love them with the waffles. Said he wished the place was empty so he could lick the plate.

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The host set the tone, and the server never changed that tone. Walking in I was greeted by a seemingly nice pair of young ladies. When asked how I was, I responded and returned the inquiry but was then met with blank stares and growing discomfort. When seated, I waited about 5 minutes for my sever to introduce himself. Then I didn’t see him again until my friend arrived 15 minutes later. In that time I had to ask another server for a beer because I couldn’t get my server’s attention. The guacamole was fantastic, and the black beans and rice were also very good and well seasoned. However, I was not a fan of the fish tacos that were over dressed in a tartar-like sauce. I would go back again, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

B
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful, waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. Nice experience and the price was a little high in spots. The drinks were good although a little pricey. Meal for two and drinks with tip was 140.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! The sweet potato tacos were my favorite.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, awesome food

AS
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The dishes offered for restaurant week were disappointing. I expected them to be the restaurant's best offerings.

HJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for restaurant week and it was great! Pineapple margarita was delicious and had the chile relleno which was AMAZING! Super cute and open space and would definitely go back

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! They went extra mile to help me in my low-carb quest. Hubby said the shrimp n grits were one of the best he’s ever had! We will be back!

MH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the location in Raleigh, NC's Warehouse district to the food and drinks served, Jose & Sons delivers exactly as promised. The food is excellent and service was perfect.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Love the atmosphere and drinks too! Great for parties.

m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, unique take on classic food. Service was outstanding. If I lived closer I would frequent twice a week.

OT
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son, lemme tell you a story bout Jose and his many many beautiful sons.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and amazing food! We will definitely be back!

BM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ashley, our server, was amazing and her suggestions were greatly appreciated. Food was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as always! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but the fish tacos and familia chef’s picnic are my faves.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Jose and Sons. The food is always fantastic and the service is the same.

BK
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The collard tamales were fantastic! In fact, the only disappointment was the fish tacos - too much tartar sauce on top. (Maybe serve it on the side next time?) but all the food was fresh, expertly prepared, and pretty delicious. Can't wait to go back and try something else!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. Ceviche was fabulous! Food was good but really heavy.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely evening! George is a fantastic waiter and went out of his way to make sure the three of us had a fantastic evening! He was super attentive, despite having tables both inside and out— and took the time to tell us his menu favorites and talk to us in such a nice/ personal way! The cocktails were creative— the food was delicious! I loved how they integrated North Carolina ingredients throughout each dish! The tres leches cake is a MUST! thank you!

BB
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Generous portions and delicious food. The cocktail special was spicy but not OMG hot

p
Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining here since it opened and it never disappoints. From the crank arm to the ceviche everything is great
One of our favorite places

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal.

MA
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Would have liked a more diverse selection or at least one or two traditional dishes. Great setting and service just hard to choose a dish.

MM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The corn was excellent!

CH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very helpful server who shared his favorite dishes with us. Appetizers were phenomenal. The rest of the meal showed great creativity.

CD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. It was the first for my party of 6 and everyone was extremely pleased.

LT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Kelly, was outstanding. We were disappointed in the brunch menu because online it shows the steak tacos and chicken/chorizo tacos on the menu and those were not available. I even called before we went to see if the tacos would be on the brunch menu. I did not like the plantain steak sandwich - the plantains were too hard and thick.

ME
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Menu limited and was not what we were expecting based upon reviews

IT
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The server was great, but the place was dirty and the food not so hot.
My son's chicken fingers were cooked very hard, and my tacos were soggy.
Because the server was attentive I gave 18% gratuity. I would not recommend this restaurant.

KH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of four of us went out to dinner and it was absolutely delish. We ordered a variety of food and enjoyed everything. The quality and atmosphere were both divine. I can't wait to go back. Thanks for hosting us! :)

RB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! We are glad we chose this restaurant during restaurant week!!

NO
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Despite waitress disinterest, every thing was delicious!

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