Jose Muldoon's

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173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
José’s has been a staple of the Springs’ downtown scene for over forty years. The menu features authentic Mexican & Tex-Mex fare, fantastic margaritas and a variety of dietary offerings. We serve our famous cuisine using only freshest ingredients, all prepared daily. José Muldoon’s, named after the legendary bandito, features 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(719) 636-2311
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Cindy Biondo: (719) 636-2311
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Platte Avenue
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 173 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, a little slow for an 8 top. Good service, but she was clearly busy. Great Mexican atmosphere.

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HM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The nachos were delicious! Margaritas and salsa, well they aren’t up to par. The salsa was flavorless, almost like tomato juice and the margarita wasn’t drinkable. The waitress was friendly and the managers were quite attentive.

Best part of the meal, fish tacos, bar none! The mango chutney and slaw was delicious and totally worth a trip back!!

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AL
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Visiting from out of town. It isn’t the same Jose Muldoons from many years ago. It is probably a better night time option. Foo was just ok.

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DH
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were greeted upon entering and asked to wait until she sat the folks before us. Not a problem.

We sat outside at the back patio. You would not know we were in the city with buildings all around us. It was secluded and decorated like Mexico. There was a nice size fire pit in the middle for those cold days and nights.

Brittany came over got our drink order and asked if she could explain anything on the menu.

We both had a good margarita it didnt have that sticking sweet taste.

We did the combo platter. As we ordered Brittany asked if we were ok with the mean green chili. Not for the faint of heart.

Hubby had the tacos and tamale platter and I had the tamale and chili relleno. We both opted for the "Mean Green Chili" sauce. When they say hot trust me it is super spicy hot. BUT it was deliciously good.

The tamales were excellent!! They were not thick with masa and a little filling. The masa was a thin coating surrounding the pork. There was a good amount pork filling. The pork was tender and tasty.

The chili relleno...it's beer battered which is a good american take on the relleno. I think I like the beer batter better than the egg white covered. It was full of ooey gooey cheese and crunchy... YUM!!!!

The tacos were tacos hard to screw up a taco.

Overall nice experience and Brittany was very attentive and helpful.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Took a long for our drinks, an hour for our food and the menus were sticky and nasty looked like they have never been clean way . Food was way too salty.

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G
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been coming to this restaurant for decades, and it continues to do well. Thanks for the great meal.

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RH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been a satisfied patron for 30 yrs. Recommended for fun casual dining. We enjoyed the Mexican cuisine (street tacos, burtitos, salads)

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Quiet and excellent food. Great Service.

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This was the worst service we've ever had. Either the server was too busy or just didn't care. In addition, the staff was inappropriately dressed even for casual dining.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The waitperson forgot what we had ordered to begin with and then everything was very slow. It took a while to get chips and salsa and our drinks. It appeared she was working with a big party in the back and did not have time for us. Also, the salsa was bland. Would not recommend.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with friends out on the patio in back. Wonderful evening. Great service. Great food.

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b
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The wait staff was friendly and I had the impression they wanted to take good care of us but the simplest of requests were denied. For example, we ordered a side of sour cream that they didn't bring until we'd finished our entrees and they said they couldn't take it off the bill. It was only $1.50 but it will keep me from coming back on principle. The wait staff made it sound like they would get in trouble for even asking.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

not sure why I keep going back to this place every once in a while. it's like I forget how mediocre it reall us....

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LD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was very disappointing. It took a long time to get our food and some of it was cold. Service was fine.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server was a little slow on getting our drinks, etc ... but aside from that everything was good. We're planning return visits!!

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DI
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we made a last minute decision to book dinner there. It was a quite night but the service was good and the food very good. They had a spicy green chili that was more to my liking but not killer hot. My guest enjoyed their meals and the Marg's were worth drinking another.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

You would get better Mexican food at taco Bell. I mean that as an insult but it's true. I'm pretty sure the food is fresher at Taco Bell. The salsa is watery, the guac was good. The burritos we had were tasteless and the rice and veggies were outside of the burritos. Why?? It's basically an enchiladas the way they give it to you. The service was ok at best. We would never go back there. Save your money and spare yourself.

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KF
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Took awhile to get someone to seat us, no one working the front for at least 5 minutes. Food ok, prices good. nachos were great. Margarita was weak.

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S
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Jose' Muldoons is a family "all time" favorite. We love spending time with friends and family here and enjoy the food. Margaritas are good too!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always the best Tex-mex in Colorado Springs many vegetarian choices. Great Staff and the Back of the House is the BEST.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Mexican/American menu, reasonable prices and service, nice downtown location!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait staff are great. Wonderfully helpful and friendly. Food was delicious.

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good and portion size is just right. Our waitress did a very nice job. We would definitely come back again.

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J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was not very good and took forever to arrive!!! Service was slow and inattentive. With so many places to pick from we won't go back!!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous meal that never fails to please in all the years I've eaten there, 6 yrs ago, 8 yrs ago and when I lived in town... several times a month. It's always been my choice restaurant whenever I'm in Colorado Springs for myself and to impress my guests. The best food on the front range.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxing dinner, great food and service. Lively music and obviously a hotspot for locals.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to meet up after work - Great food, Great people

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went to Jose Maldoons after a 40 year hiatus. Still there and still the same great margaritas! Service a little slow but food good and atmosphere what we remembered

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M
Seattle
119 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I visit Jose Muldoon's often. This visit was at the downtown location which I don't often do and there was a big difference in service here. Our waitress seemed rude throughout our meal. I say she seemed rude as opposed to saying that she was rude, because it was a general attitude and the way she spoke to us that could possibly be interpreted differently. I am not sure it was her intent. However, it did not make for pleasant interactions with her. Having said that, the food was really good as usual. We went for Sunday Brunch and I had the Colorado omelet and my wife had the cheese omelet. Both were really good.

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B
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good here, nice and Tex-Mex. Unfortunately, the server just couldn't keep up and also entered three of our orders incorrectly. One we had to send back. Drinks were only refilled after asking twice. The server did try to make up for the issues by giving us free dessert and was very apologetic which helped a lot. Good food but could use better table management like how many tables one server gets to increase the service.

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WV
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok. Husband had a combo platter with no complaints. I chose a grilled chicken platter with seasonal grilled vegetables and lime rice. Chicken was tender and juicy and very flavorful but vegetables were very mushy. Chips and salsa very good as well. Server was attentive but seemed to have multiple jobs. We were there at a quiet time so hopefully she had more help as the evening progressed.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to dine before attending an event in the downtown area.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

restaurant was ok and service was great but the food took a while to come and then my order had hair in it. Again the server was great, but it killed the mood for me.

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

There are better alternatives on all counts.

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was as advertised. Casual but great food. The meals we had were wonderful made with fresh ingredients and of high quality. We really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. If you are looking for a casual restaurant with high quality TexMex entrees this is the place to go.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We were there forever...took over 45minutes for appetizer. Should have been offered free desert :( expensive & small portions. Rude delivery staff

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AM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were very impressed! The service was a little slow, but when we got the food it was incredible!! I was really happy that we decided to go there!!

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F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Restaurant was just too noisy for us to visit with friends. Younger folks there seemed to be a lot noisier than we are used to.

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DA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I used to be into the downtown scene. I even lived there for a number of years. I moved a little north to raise a family and get away from the hustle and bustle that I like. Now the kids are older and we have been making dining downtown more of a weekly affair. I remember happy hour at Jose's to be quite a treat. The food is okay, not much different than what I remember. Nothing against that. The value is what I expect for a downtown experience. I love sitting out on the patio. We sat at the front patio. It was great. It wouldn't have made a difference if we sat at the back patio. But I gotta tell you the house margarita was horrible. I don't remember those being that bad. We even ordered a second one just to make sure it was indeed that bad and it was. Next time I'll have a Coor's Light.

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p
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a crowd pleaser for Mexican food in the Colorado Springs area!

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