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About Joselito's

Since 1977 our family has enjoyed serving great food in a clean, comfortable atmosphere. Everything is prepared fresh in our kitchens. We only use the finest ingredients, and no lard is used in our beans and frying oil.

2345 Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA 91020
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Oceanview Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 957-1901

Website:
http://joselitosmontrose.com/

Catering:
At Joselito's, it is our mission to help make your event a success. There is no party too big or too small.

Parking Details:
We have public parking in front of our restaurant as well as behind.

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Joselito's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great margaritas, good food and large portions ...

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Found a hair in one of our meals - not cool! I have been to the Joselito's in Tujunga - they are way better.

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·Dined on June 18, 2017

Ramone is always on top of everything, remembers our favorites

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching
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vip
·Dined on May 1, 2017

Delicious food, Excellent service

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vip
·Dined on March 25, 2017

A weekly favorite with great Margaritas.

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·Dined on March 3, 2017

I have been dining at Joselito's in Montrose for the last few months.
Good food at a good value. Love the lobster enchiladas. The margaritas are the BEST!
If attending Friday or Saturday night I recommend making reservations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 16, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal at Joselito's. Fajitas were excellent, and beef was seasoned perfectly. Margueritas were very tasty and a screaming deal. Will definitely return on our next trip to the Glendale area.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 12, 2017

Nice place, good food.

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vip
·Dined on January 16, 2017

Staff is the best! Always friendly and accommodating. Incredible and authentic Mexican food. Love Joselito's - my favorite in the neighborhood.

Sylvia M.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on January 8, 2017

We went to Joselito's as prelude to Decanso Gardens and to celebrate our friends birthday. We were happy we had reservations as there was a number of people waiting to be seated. Food and service was very good. I am sure we will return to this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2016

Love this great local Mexican place. Waiters are friendly and polite, get to know you and remember you after a while. The place is always packed, just great Mexican food. Also - awesome margarita.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2016

This was our first time here. We had reservations for Saturday night & we're glad we made them. The restaurant was quite busy but we were seated right away. We were a party of 5 and everyone raved about how good the food was. We will definitely return!

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·Dined on December 10, 2016

Always consistent quality, friendly staff, and great value. Love their Shredded Beef Burrito and Chicken/Beef Tacos w/Guacamole. Cozy, homey atmosphere.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
·Dined on November 18, 2016

The food was ok. The tortillas I got for my fajitas seemed like they were microwave, they kept sticking together. The waiter could've checked on us a couple more times. Don't think I'll be back.

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·Dined on November 12, 2016

Great place for friends and family. Relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Food is good for the price. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 21, 2016

Joselitos is a neighborhood gem. Great food. Outstanding service and the best Cadillac margaritas we know. We would recommend this place to any of our friends and bring them there regularly.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 20, 2016

Guest service was great and will recommend to friends.

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·Dined on September 10, 2016

First time visiting this restaurant, and we enjoyed. Service was not as attentive but the speed and quality of the food made up for that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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·Dined on August 21, 2016

They had our table ready service was prompt food great drinks excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 12, 2016

I think our waitress was awesome, loved the pomegranate margarita!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 8, 2016

First time in restaurant...staff very friendly & accomodating. Wait with Reservation on a Friday night was only 15 min. Place was packed inside & out. A fave for locals it seems. Food was above avg & yes I'd go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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·Dined on July 6, 2016

We are kicking ourselves for not trying this place sooner. The food was so good, and it was so nice dining outdoors in such a nice and quiet section of Montrose. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on June 29, 2016

It was good. The food was very good.

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·Dined on June 24, 2016

The staff was excellent and the food delicious. Everyone helped us with a smile on their face. A very friendly environment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on June 19, 2016

We love this neighborhood staple in Montrose. Great food, outstanding wait staff, very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on June 19, 2016

We went to joselitoes for Father's Day brunch. There were 7 of us. They gave us a very awkward table with giant benches with wheels that didn't work with a split in a table that was not easy to negotiate. And half our party was locked into a banquet an so far away on a too long table.! To add to the joy the meal took over an hour to arrive without xplanation. When we asked we just got a shrug and a chuckle. Our waiter was nowhere to be found. The busboy did keep the champagne flowing which was nice We had two small children in our party who were pushed to the limit of patience by the time our food arrived. We were told there was a huge takeout order. That they fulfilled before ours. Who does that??! Well all in all it was a huge disappointment for our first time there. Food was ok. Who cares anymore after waiting over an hour?

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·Dined on June 17, 2016

its a great place anytime and any day of the week. Great food, chips and salsa are excellent! Can not say enough about the restaurant.

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·Dined on May 22, 2016

A good meal. I got a call from the restaurant soon after I made the reservation because of a note I left on my form. Staff was very polite and helpful. Downtown Montrose is an active area, lots of families walking dogs and younger people out and about. A good setting for an evening meal outside. Drinks were timely, dinner and little slow but it was good.

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·Dined on May 6, 2016

This place used to be very good. On this visit the food was OK not great. I don't think we will be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
·Dined on February 21, 2016

Usually come with my husband for dinner but decided to try out their Sunday Brunch with a girlfriend. Food, service, and ambiance - great! I had the eggs with Machaca and it was delish! My girlfriend also liked her tostada.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 14, 2016

Street tacos and fajitas were great!

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vip
·Dined on January 15, 2016

From the waiters to their server assistants to the Enchilada Litos and the Margaritas to the wayward strumming and singing musician on weekends this is a special place for mexican food. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on December 31, 2015

Warm, comfortable, cozy, attentive wait staff, good food, festive atmosphere, very reasonable pricing, great Margaritas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on December 11, 2015

Our favorite Mexican restaurant over many years in the Montrose-La Canada-La Crescenta area, family owned and run, with a cheerful mexican staff and good food and standard margaritas. Family and kid friendly. Upstairs is the bar with a couple sports screens. No screens downstairs, just a cute "la palapa" decor. Try the enchiladas Lito, served with strips of avocado on top.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 7, 2015

Best Mexican food I've had and the service was simply outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on October 31, 2015

We enjoy Joselito's very much, and have spent the past 5 years enjoying the Montrose Halloween fun seated on their patio. Although I used Open Table last year for our reservation with no problem, this year was different. I booked our reservation on Open Table about a month early, and put a note in that I was interested in patio seating. About a week before Halloween I received an email saying they were trying to reach me. When I called I was told they could not guarantee patio seating. I mentioned I had included a note, and made the res. a month earlier. I was told, they don't always see the notes, and a few people had made their res. 2 mo before. They said they could seat us inside, which was not what we were interested in. I kept the res. and we arrived before our time and checked in. We were told they could seat us immediately...upstairs! No thank you. They did work with us, and about 40 min. later we were able to get a table on the patio. They actually put two tables together for us, which was very nice, and we were most appreciative. Although I love the idea of being able to make a res. on my phone, from now on if it is for something special I will phone the restaurant directly. Next year I will book directly with Joselito's. If they are not going to read the notes where you indicate something special, what's the point?

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vip
·Dined on October 17, 2015

The great thing is that we could get a party of 6 in on a Saturday evening. The hostess was friendly and accomodating when we needed to move times around. We were seated in a quasi-booth that felt a bit like the high back Haunted Mansion ride seats. Very private, but so claustrophobic. This is the reason for the 2 stars for ambiance. Every time the wait staff showed up we were surprised as we couldn't see anyone coming- (visualize a high cubicle. ) We had a tight time deadline and advised the waiter of such. I believe he tried to keep things moving but we ended up having to leave before everyone was finished due to time compression. We allowed a an hour and fifteen minutes but this was insufficient on a Saturday. The food was OK; typical Los Angeles Mexican food. This would not be a place I would drive out of my way for, but portions were hearty and preparations predictable. Location is fine and parking was available at the bank down the street. Prices were reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 11, 2015

This was our 1st time there, easy reservations, we are greeted quickly and we were seated quickly
Food was good, had taco combo
Loved the soup

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 30, 2015

Warm & friendly restaurant. Great service by all the waiters, especially Ramon. Wonderful Arroz con Pollo dish. The Sunday Brunch specials are a wonderfully tasty deal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on July 9, 2015

I thought the food was good but it seemed like the wait staff was over-whelmed a bit so service was a bit so on the day we were having lunch. I would still recommend the food. Outdoor space was limited

Tags: Great for Lunch
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