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About 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
Raleigh, NC 27601
Mexican, Soul food, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5 pm - 11pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dance and Mingle! Jose and Sons hosts Salsa/Latin nights on the second and last Saturdays of the month.
Conveniently for guests, the historic depot building has its own private parking lot. Parking for guests of Jose and Sons is complimentary.
The R Line stops along W. Davie st. in front of the Depot building.
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 Josh Kauffman via email josh@JoseandSons.com for details.
Private Party Contact:
Josh Kauffman: (919) 755-0556
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jose and Sons Ratings and Reviews
Went with a group of friends for a girls night out. Our waiter seemed uninterested and to busy to be bothered with us or our questions throughout service. We ordered guacamole and ceviche for appetizers and both were good, but I've had much better guacamole. The corn was good, the barbacoa was to greasy, but it did have a good flavor, the brussel sprouts were to dredged in the sweet tasting glaze, the meatballs were good and spicy.
It truly is not very Mexican, as only about 3-4 items are truly Mexican inspired. Overall, we were left disappointed and with so many choices around, we would unfortunately not return.
Server was really attentive and helpful with choices- he was spot on. Food was good, authentic and good layers of flavors. Pork Belly cracklins over waffles was UNBELIEVABLE. Appreciated the Carolina Reaper aoili & Moscow Mule. Great for brunch!!!!! Reasonably priced.
I haven't been back to Jose and Sons since my initial visit 2 years ago. It has definitely gone downhill. We had a party of 5 and ordered plenty on the menu. The ceviche was inedible (as my brother described a 1/10), duck tacos/green tamales/shrimp enchiladas were fine. The only dish that was a standout was the snapper taco dish, though I did like it better when it was 3 constructed tacos as oppposed to a whole fish with just a dry salsa (no crema/cheese). It was advertised as whole fish, but that was fine. The waitress wasn't jazzed about anything on the menu, so that was a bummer. I'll give them this, the chips and salsa are rad.
The food was outstanding as always. The server was really attentive right after we were sat... but by the end we had to stand up and find him for the check. He was way more interested in chatting with the hostess than helping us. But, again the food was wonderful! Minor service error but we will DEFINITELY be back.
Stopped in for lunch while attending the Bluegrass Festival in downtown Raleigh. Food was on point! Steak for my Quesadilla was perfectly cooked/marinated. House salad was fresh, and dressing was delicious. Small Craft Beer Menu, did not disappoint. My Choice paired very well with my food. Server was attentive, but not overbearing. We enjoyed our lunch very much. Check our Jose & Son's if you are attending a concert at Red Hat Amphitheater..conveniently adjacent, just a short walk!
We had reservations at Jose and Sons on a Saturday at 7pm. We arrived about 10 minutes early and we were seated promptly. The restaurant was busy and kinda loud, but we didn't mind that. Our server, Willow, was fantastic! She was very accommodating as one in our party required gluten free. The food is different than your typical Mexican restaurant, but it was delicious. The Gouda Mac & Queso is a must! The Springsteen Margaritas were really good too! If you're thinking about trying Jose and Sons I would suggest that you do!
Finally - a Mexican restaurant with good food! I had the chicken thigh tacos and they were great - blackened to perfection with a nice spicy flavor. I could actually taste the tequila in the margarita - a welcome change from the ones drowning in mix. There was a nice beer selection and the plantain sandwich was equally delicious. We will definitely be back.
Had dinner before concert at Red Hat. Had reservation at 6 and was seated promptly. Requested a booth and they provided a small booth against the back wall. Had drinks, and appetizer (small plates) and dinner. My wife enjoyed the strip steak for dinner and I had the shrimp enchilada's and they were excellent. The app was very good to but I cannot recall what it was exactly, like small egg rolls. Thy got us in and out in an hour so we could make it in plenty of time to see Garbage and Blondie without having to run. Quite a nice meal and atmosphere.
My wife and I were heading to the Blondie/Garbage concert at Red Hat and were looking for a place close by with good reviews and good food. Jose and Sons fit the bill, so a reservation was made.
Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The interior of Jose & Sons was eclectic. We were hungry. My wife had the Chicharron and Waffle, and me - the Enchiladas Del Mar. While we both enjoyed our dishes we couldn't come close to finishing them and no place to safely stash a "doggie bag" for 4-5 hours. The reason we couldn't finish? We split a small plate of Gouda Mac N' Queso. That with the chips & salsa, and a beer left no room! The Gouda Mac N' Queso is really, really good!
Live and learn. Next time, maybe no Gouda Mac N' Queso. But then again...
We chose this restaurant because it was close to the Red Hat Ampitheater, where we were going to a concert later in the evening. The service was excellent. The mixed drinks were rather expensive, with the cheapest at $9, which seemed a bit expensive. The tortilla chips and salsa provided for free were very tasty. My entree of seafood enchiladas with blackened shrimp was delicious with a very flavorful sauce. The portion was large and very good. I asked for limited spice on the shrimp and they were excellent. My husband ordered the fish tacos. The waitress did tell him that the fish had bones in it and he did not change his order. However. He was served an entire cooked fish with very small bones, which made it somewhat difficult to eat. Both dishes were served with a rather tasteless rice. We ordered churros with chocolate sauce for desert. While they were warm, crispy, and tasty, they were not completely cooked through.
Everything here is great. The food is outstanding, the seating quick (although I recommend reservations), the drinks fantastic and the service is excellent. The ONLY criticism is the tables are pretty close together so sometimes it is a bit noisy but very tolerable.
Jose and Sons was muy bien! I had been here once before on a date but this time was with a larger group of about 8. I say about 8 because we had 6 to start and 2 more sprinkled in after the tapas had been served. Our servers were very accommodating of our party. Mojitos and margaritas were excellent! I'd highly recommend them. Beer list was IPA-heavy so not the best for me. You'll notice a short, easy-to-read menu that includes Southern and Hispanic fusion foods. Grilled/Fried pork over a waffle for example! I didn't get this but so wish that I did after I saw it come out. I had the shrimp enchiladas. They were tasty but I wished they offered chicken. Someone in my party let the waitress know that we were out celebrating my birthday and I was greeted with a splendid surprise after my meal; a plate holding a sugary churro with the words "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate syrup. Thank you Jose and Sons for a memorable evening!!!
I've never been disappointed. A great place to have a creative Mexican meal with a bit of a Southern flare and be able to have a great conversation. ( Lively, but not so loud that you've a difficult time conversing.) The wait staff is always friendly and helpful. They accommodate my gluten free needs. Only downside is that they do not have a designated fryer for gluten free items, so I don't get to enjoy their homemade chips which are apparently outstanding!!!
Terrible service this time. Looking back at my open table app I've eaten here 17 times over the past year. Always had a great experience until this time. We were sitting at the bar and it took 30 minutes to get chips and guac. Bartender was waiting on a party of 6 sitting at the bar hand and foot and completely ignoring us. We ordered a round of margaritas before the party of 6 ordered their drinks. She made them 2 rounds of drinks before making our first round even after we asked twice. Food ended up coming out before chips and guac. Just felt like we were getting ignored. When we would ask for something she would forget.
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