Jose Muldoon's

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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.
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Chris
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We come here quite often. This last visit was a bit rough. Our server seemed like she was in a world record attempt to get us in and out as quick as possible. Literally asked us if we were ready to order when we sat down, then right after we ordered drinks (literally 30 seconds again after the first time) and then again after we got chips (maybe a minute after sitting).

Then, maybe 5 minutes after getting our food (which was rough), she asked us if we needed boxes!

We really felt like we were just a burden to this waitress. Maybe because it was Friday night she wanted to get out asap to party? I don't know.

Food-wise, my fajitas were okay, shrimp was burned with grizzle which was a bit gross. My wife however, had burned red sauce (HOW?) on her enchiladas and a nasty burnt relleno. My wife was quite sick (albeit, she is pregnant) and couldn't eat this. We couldn't really express concerns over the food as the waitress just wanted us in and out.

We've been here once since re-opening from COVID and the experience was great then. We ate on the street (super awesome I hope this happens again!) and the staff were great. Maybe with last call hours getting less restricted the staff just wanted to head out and have a great time.

Jose Muldoon's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry about your negative experience. Can you provide us more details to help us improve? Who was you server? What time did you dine with us? You can also email us at joses@conceptrestaurants.net - We appreciate your feedback and business.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is always a solid choice. They are working hard to keep a good atmosphere and food while keeping all the COVID guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has lived in california and texas, and these are quite possibly the best carnitas we have had. The restaurant went above and beyond the COVID-19 guidelines and i felt very comfortable dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food with great service! Highly recommend the Mango Margarita and the churros - desserts are on the large side so work well for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food we have had. We went back twice while on vacation because it was so good!!

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Rick
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs. Being from Texas, we miss Tex-Mex, but we get it here.

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JessicaS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! The overall setting is laid back to allow one to relax while enjoying great food and company. The bar staff is phenomenal!! Their attention to service and friendliness makes this our favorite place to dine. Would recommend this place over and over again.

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JimM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was horrible. The hostess forgot we were there and we had checked in plus had reservations. She said her main job was to wrap silverware. So much for this generation knowing how to multitask. We finally got seated and placed our order. My wife’s food came out wrong but after waiting so long, anything was ok. The drinks were always empty and all of it way overpriced. Go to Taco Bell for better food.

Jose Muldoon's
Responded on July 4, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your subpar visit. We have reviewed the items you brought up with our team and will make sure this doesn't happen again. We ask you to please email us at joses@conceptrestaurants.net so we can apologize more appropriately. We appreciate your business.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I met for drinks and appetizers and had a great time. The service, drinks and appetizers were excellent.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place,and the staff is great.Great food too.

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AliceA
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating on back patio was the best part of the day.

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vipJeffB
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not as robust of an atmosphere with social distancing but very enjoyable anyway. Great service, Cody was hustling and made sure all were revisited in a timely manner. When getting the chips and salsa be sure to ask for "more heat" choices of salsa!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

So excited to go dine out after 52 days of Covid lockdown..
Had reservations for 2 weeks, And apparently right before we arrived, on time, everyone that was seated on patio had to be moved inside, it had started sprinkling, and our favorite table in the bar had been given away. We were disappointed, and we were sat in that back room that everyone hates. Zero ambiance. But our server was spectacular, Cheyenne? So we sucked it up and had a very nice time anyway. Drinks good, food great, service great, ambiance not so great. See you next time!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Jose Muldoons since the early 70's and I was thrilled when they were able to be open to dining once again.

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vipThechefhoward
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be able to get back to Jose’s. Tables all separated nicely. Staff all had masks. And the food and margarita was excellent

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vipVisitingFoodie
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bummer to have smokers seated nearby on patio.

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and came out fast. Arrows on ground helped with direction when going to bathroom, all employees had masks on.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I split three vegan enchiladas, three vegan tacos (with flour tortillas by request), and two drinks on $2 Margarita Thursdays for $32 total. Great food at a great price!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food quality was below average. Steak fajitas should be high quality strips of beef however mine came out chopped like yesterday’s leftovers. My wife’s enchilada had dry and tasteless chicken. The tortillas seemed to be store bought. Overall a disappointment. We had heard such good reviews about the food here.

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DelectablySatisfied
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices, happy hour choices and flavor. Great ambiance with many different places to sit, either at the bar, in tables around the bar, booths and even a private room with a fireplace in the back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only negative with this place is they allow smoking on the back patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only Mexican restaurant I've been to where the rice wasn't blah or bland. Their chicken tortilla soup was amazing as well. They have a nice patio if you are interested in sitting outside.

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JerryN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was excellent. Margarita was perfect, wish we had room for dessert!

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HungryGuy
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sons 25th birthday

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HeatherC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the authenticity of the food at Jose's. I live overseas and can't have Mexican very often. I've been having a LOT of it while in town. I've been to 5 or 6 different places. Jose's has had THE best food. Even the chips are the best! Oh, and we had the Aztec dip for the first time...and decided we will be back to have it again before I leave. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was tasty and a good price. However, we were there for almost an hour before the food arrived, which always puts a downer on things.

It was slay really off putting to have people smoking next to where you’re eating. I guess this is still legal in Colorado Springs.

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JenniferB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is one of my favorite Mexican places. However on this adventure the service was very slow. Usually it's much better.

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CarolM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Its like Mexican Arby's food. I've never seen that shaved thin meat for fajitas.
Only the queso was good

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vipfoodlover
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. There were 4 of us in our party and each of use got something different. All were extremely happy with their meals. The chips and salsa and margarita's were delicious also!

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vipSCA1
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upbeat ambiance. I had the shrimp ceviche, and it was very tasty. The happy hour margaritas were also pretty good. I will visit again when I am in the mood for good tex-mex fare.

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JohnC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jaden, was excellent! We were a party of six, and she took great care of us.

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MamaV
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only issue we had was the restaurant doors weren't unlocked until 10:05 am that morning, leaving us standing in the cold.

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DanielH
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice.

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MitchellT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife started to downtown Jose Muldoon's shortly after it opened. It has good quality food and excellent service. It makes for a very enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Hadn’t been to Jose’s for a while. Came in with business associates from out of town for lunch. Bad experience all around. Service was poor. Chips not refilled. Food took over an hour to receive. Server seemed unconcerned with amount of time it was taking. At one point she told us food was coming up next—it arrived 30 minutes later. One diner’s order was wrong. The manager came to our table to tell us he was taking 1/2 off our tabs, which helped. Then the server brought one diner the wrong check and another diner’s check was not billed correctly. When the incorrect amount was brought to her attention, she adamantly insisted it was correct. It was wrong. Diner paid it just to get out.

The service here has been going downhill for quite some time. It’s really a shame as the food is usually pretty good.

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CarterS100
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose’s was ready for us before the Reservation time which worked fine since we had folks showing up right on time. I didn’t have any complaint on my dinner nor did I hear any complaints on the food from my party. The waitress kept the chips full except for one water glass getting empty I was pleased with the staff.

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DelectablySatisfied
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Muldoon's is always a favorite due to ambiance, tasty food and service. We love that this busy place remains quiet enough to have nice conversations with those whom you are dining with. The enchiladas are always a favorite as are the fish tacos. The wait staff is attentive, quick and non-intrusive but very professional. Excelente !!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience for an early dinner. Everyone’s food was excellent, fair price, and very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways...

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

Jose Muldoon's
Responded on November 11, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Can you provide more details on who your server was so we can follow up and help her improve. We appreciate your business.

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Jose Muldoon's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Jose Muldoon's is rated 4.4 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.