The food was amazing and the drinks were great. We loved the atmosphere for a fun night out.
Excellent service and atmosphere
We really enjoyed our visit! I had the gouda mac n queso with vegetables (which was amazing) and my fiancé had the chicharron and waffles (which he said was also amazing), along with a horchata drink special. The only negative is that we weren't given chips and salsa until we asked if they had some. I'm glad they asked; the chips were good!
Brunch was fantastic! The waffles and chicarrones was exceptional.
Our server, Cristopher, was outstanding; attentive, engaging, knowledgeable, and prompt.
Jose and Sons is our new favorite weekend brunch spot!
We went early on a Saturday. I suspect given the location in a downtown walkable cluster of restaurants and bars across from the train station that the people-watching would be good later on.
We ordered a selection of appetizers. Of particular note is the Pozole soup and the barbacoa - both are to die for. We also had the shrimp ceviche and the flautas, which were not bad either, but not to the level or spiciness of the others. If you bring a younger child, he/she will probably like the flautas. And dessert - the tres leches cake is very good, but very large. I recommend splitting it; we did between four people, and it was plenty.
I had a drink - their version of the Moscow mule, which I think includes tequila. It was good and flavorful, strong enough to know that it was alcoholic, but not to the point of undrinkability.
The only minor negative was that our waitress was said to be "busy" even though it was early and the restaurant was not full yet. She could have been a little more attentive. She forgot the chips and salsa, though in the end we had enough food and didn't really need them.
We enjoyed our meal very much. We especially liked the small plates option. Our waiter, Zach, was super--very personable and attentive.
Good food, great service and nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
Always love Jose & Sons. Food quality is always great. Keeps us going back 😁
Everything was great. We'll definitely go back.
Our server was great
I like much about Jose and Sons. I had almost decided to give up on the place after two prior visits resulted in very underwhelming experiences due mostly to wildly inept staff. On this trip I found the service was fine and the food quality was excellent. One extremely annoying thing - which is why I did not rate them five stars is that inexplicably the food portion of an item that myself and two members of my party regularly get has mysteriously been halved but the price has stayed the same. My recommendation, raise the price if you can't afford to make the product and sell it the way you have in the past. It was bizarre for all of us to order the Steak & Egg Sammy and discover it is now served on a piece of ciabatta bread 1/2 the size of the last visit. This was the case for everyone at the table so it was not some odd one-off experience.
Menu is varied and gives a range of options for everyone. I feel like they used to have more brunch options but the waffles are still the best thing on the menu. Service was great and drinks were well made.
Jose and Sons is a fantastic local restaurant with fresh local ingredients. The food is phenomenal. The decor is lovely, but is open so can get a bit loud at times. The service is usually spot on, however our server seemed a bit distracted this visit. I love this restaurant and always enjoy the food!
It was great. Special request accommodated without hassle, and the waiter was very attentive! Overall it was a great birthday experience and i would highly recommend Jose and sons to anyone looking for a great meal and great atmosphere!
Great service, fresh and flavorful food. Love the Mexican and Southern fusion. The best, unique cocktails!
Great food. Fun atmosphere
Took my girlfriend here. We had a great time. The food was excellent. And our waiter Chris was great
Great food, great service!
We went for brunch on Sunday and everything was amazing! We would have been satisfied with just their chips, salsa, and homemade guacamole. Our table got the plantainwich, the juevos rancheros, the bacon & egg quesadilla, and the flautas - everything was legit incredible. We all said we'd get what we ordered again, but would also want to try something new because everything on the menu looked tasty! Definitely not your traditional Mexican; familiar dishes, but with their own special twist. Highly recommend and we'll definitely go back!
Solid food, great service and vibe, a shade too noisy.
Stopped by for dinner before a show at Fletcher Auditorium. Spectacular food and service. Top notch
Creative menu, outstanding flavor combinations, large portions and reasonable prices.
Service was very nice. Food was fantastic. Would Recommend
I hate to leave a bad review because I feel like I'm in the minority's on this one, but we visited Jose and Sons after hearing rave review after rave review. Unfortunately, not one item was particularly good. The huevos rancheros were okay, the pork belly waffles were neither salty, nor savory, nor sweet enough so I'm not sure what category they were supposed to fall under. It was all quite disappointing.
Service was good. No questions. Vegetarian options were very poor. Folks who prefer pork would like this place.
This place never disappoints!
The menu is very limited and seating was very close. Our waitress was great.
This place is fantastic place to eat at with a great ambiance.
Great food and service! Definitely will be coming back with friends!
One of our favorite restaurants! The food was great as usual.
Food was amazing!
Food is amazing and the service was really good. We had the chefs picnic and it was probably one of the best restaurants in Raleigh.
The food is just so so, definitely not worth the price. Have had better Mexican food elsewhere, nice atmosphere inside. Just wish they had a better product.
Very pleased with our brunch at Jose & Sons! We made a reservation for 11:30 am, but didn't really need it for that early an arrival. The food was excellent and a bit out of the ordinary (waffles with cracklings and soft boiled eggs for me.) Our server was very friendly and informative; the space is tastefully decorated, not garish; and the tab was not outrageous for an upscale Mexican restaurant.
Overall delightful experience! Delicious margaritas and fish tacos! Beet salad was a bit strange; not really to our liking. Service was friendly and efficient.
Didn’t like that we were sat in the middle of everyone despite many tables being open. Good service but somewhat slow. Food was really good, highly rec the flautas!
Was just right!
Great birthday party!
We love Jose & Sons! They even have a kids menu:) Service was great and food was even better!