Jose Muldoon's

4.5
237 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern

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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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SylviaE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Met friends for dinner. Service was good, food was not so great. Beans were thick and hard like they had been sitting for a bit. The carne asada was flavorless and dry and the rice had a lot of lime. I do not like strong drinks just well balanced, but the margarita and mojito tasted like they had no alcohol. My husband had a couple bites of the fish tacos, said they were too bad to eat. Our friends shared a chimichanga and between 2 people still didn't finish it. Our whole party was not impressed. Will not be going back and will definitely not be recommending Jose Muldoon's.

Jose Muldoon's
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback - we so apologize for your subpar experience. We can assure you this isn't the normal Jose's way. We have shared your comments with our staff and will make immediate improvements. We appreciate your business and hope you try us again. joses@conceptrestaurants.net

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StacieH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to celebrate my daughters graduation from college. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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vipHelen
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Normally, I assume Open Table restaurants are of a better quality than most. Not this one. Our margaritas were from a pre made mix; my tamales were covered in something resembling beef stew that was super spicy (and I like spicy) and the red sauce on my enchiladas was tasteless. There were many young families - So I guess affordable. Could not recommend it to anyone though.

Jose Muldoon's
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your experience wasn't satisfactory. As a restaurant that was founded in 1974 we strive everyday to serve quality made from scratch food with great service. We normally get high ratings so we are sharing your review with our entire team. We hope you try us again and experience the real Jose's. Thank you for your business.

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vipLBWeissTX
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value, food and service!

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to meet friends! Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

booth was a tad small and hard to move around with a baby even though I requested a large booth. Although we were running late they were very understanding and able to work with us still. Great food good service !

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vipRick
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Quality of food was poor. Chicken in enchiladas was dry.

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Cele
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Yumness. So many Mexican food options on one menu. I could live in the rice.

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vipFrankP
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing.

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JennQ
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservations and noted that it was my husband’s birthday. They never acknowledged it. Very disappointed, especially since we had family from Belgium in town.

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vipLongtalltexican
Central Texas
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I'm from Austin TX traveling on business and checked the other reviews before trying a Mexican place named . . . Jose Muldoon's. Based on other diners I expected more than they delivered. Chips and salsa were pretty good but the tortilla soup broth was more like lobster bisque. Still I ate it all. The enchiladas suizas were only so-so,dry and had to use a knife to cut a bite. Maybe I ordered the wrong things but based on my experience, it was predictably bland and not worth another trip. I may be terminally spoiled with great Tex-Mex.

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DCMD
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Really bad food experience. Service wasn’t good. Also had an entire glass of water dumped in the lap by the server. Just avoid if possible.

Jose Muldoon's
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We so apologize for your experience and will share your comments with our staff. We'd like to regain your business as we transition back to the post-covid environment. Please email us at joses@conceptrestaurants.net so we can contact you directly. Thank you for your business.

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vipGarciaB
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was slow, my Margarita was fairly weak, and the fish tacos were dry and the tortillas did not hold up. We have enjoyed Jose Muldoon's in the past. We do understand that business are having trouble with staffing, so we will be back to Jose Muldoon's as things will likely improve as staffing evens out.

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Clancie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Muldoon's is our favorite go to place for excellent Mexican food.

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KRod
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My party sat in the back patio for dinner. It was beautifully decorated with lights and a fire pit which provided really nice ambiance. Only drawback was that we did get occasional whiffs of trash or cigarette smoke from the alley but that was very brief. Food was delicious and service was quick. We ordered the shrimp enchiladas and chicken tacos. So good! Our waitress was very nice and let us sit and talk for a while after we paid for our food. Overall an excellent experience.

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JoyceF
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to Jose’s in a while. As always, the food did not disappoint. We brought our son with us who had never been there before and he said the food was absolutely delicious. The drinks were fresh tasting and everyone was happy with their menu choices. It was nice to go out to dinner after not doing that in a long while and Jose’s was the perfect place to get back in the going out to dinner mode.

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LauraN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is great - Covid friendly and relaxed. Taco Tuesday was a great deal. Our server was great.

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CathyD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. Our server recommended appetizers which were delicious.

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SherryH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and casual atmosphere for date night. Service was excellent as well!

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Howard
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our first visit. Friendly greeting. Helpful wait staff. Good food. Will come again.

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

My plate of enchiladas was good but my husband was not and beans were hard. Ordered chicken tacos for our child and beef, usually love you guys used to go there every Tuesday and Saturday but not ever ordering that 2 for $16 plate

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CayleighF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff- super friendly and helpful. Short wait time too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time dining in at Jose Muldoon’s. We have ordered takeout before though. The dine in quality was far superior. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was fresh and delicious. I often dislike the ground beef quality at Mexican restaurants, but theirs was amazing! It didn’t taste boiled or like fillers and was seasoned well. Bonus: their margaritas are fantastic!

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RickandJoe
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Muldoon's is always a great place to go. The service and food are consistently good. We are from Texas, so we miss real Tex-Mex, but Jose Muldoon's is our favorite spot for Colorado's version of Tex-Mex. We always recommend it to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice heaters on the patio. Will be a great spot for the colder months through covid, where it is safer to be outdoors.

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RickandJoe
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat as far as the food and our favorite as far as the service. We always sit in the bar and Sammy/Sammie (sorry!) gives the best service. She knows what we want and is right there for us. We will be back again and again. Joe and Rick

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BarbaraC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We finally decided to try this place, and we’re so happy we did! I’m super picky about Mexican food, this is the first Mexican restaurant I’ve been happy with since I moved from Los Angeles. We will definitely return again, and server 99 (her name wasn’t on the receipt) provided excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly! The atmosphere was great. The food was good, but not excellent. The meat on the street tacos were a little bland and the salsa on the sweet side. However the suggestion for suiza enchiladas made by the waitress were great. The only reason an excellent rating was not given on food was overall flavor was missing just that something. Now we are from Texas where Tex-Mex is everwhere and past experience will always bias one's taste preference. The experience overall was great!

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CameronS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I ordered the fish Tacos and the fish was very dry. Margarita was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servicce was prompt and our sever was very friendly and made great recommendations to the table. They also already had chips and salsa out for us and waters before we even sat down with our large party

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Fran
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat with wonderful outdoor seating in back so not by street or other noise. Very good

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RickandJoe
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant when we go downtown. The food and drinks are always good and the service is excellent.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always and service was excellent.

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vipChris
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020

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 on September 18, 2020
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
6 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
4 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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RickandJoe
Denver
10 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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Jose Muldoon's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Jose Muldoon's is rated 4.5 stars by 237 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.