Jose's Mexican Restaurant

4.5
400 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
At José's, we are proud to be a true North Cambridge neighborhood restaurant with roots in Mexico. You can see it in our menu. We love introducing our customers to traditional Mexican fare like pozole and sopes, while continuing to offer dishes you've been enjoying for years, local favorites like José's poppers and our barbeque. So, when you visit José's, you can expect a little adventure combined with a little taste of home!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 400 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipholldoll
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious! The server was friendly. The margs were also👌
Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Great atmosphere, great service. One of the staff recommended a tequila for some shots so we took them and they were delicious,

MG
vipMrGee
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great it was very quiet. Just wish they had more veggie options. Steak was very tender and all the food was very fresh and tasty

TB
ThomasB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in the city! Wait staff and all staff are the sweetest, and the authentic Mexican food is incomparable.

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RichW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Jose's several times. Usually the environment is quite energetic but due to COVID, it was pretty quiet. The food, as always, was delicious and we enjoyed sangria as well. We felt safe eating there - it was clean. (Something that's important in the time of COVID...)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. I will be back again. Food and drinks were delicious.

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Qwerty
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ordered chicken tamales with mole, and tacos cochinita pibil. My husband is Mexican, and said his food was really good. Mine was too! The restaurant also did a very good job with social distancing and other safety measures.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and friendly service, just slow.

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delayeatsherveggies
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I loved our outdoor dining experience at Jose's! The tables were a safe distance apart from other diners, the food came quickly and was delicious (great vegetarian options as well), and the margaritas were quite big. We will definitely be coming back.

DB
DanitaB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be back at Jose's. We had to make 2 separate reservations because our number exceeded 6 at one table. Food was delicious. Margarita's are the best to be found anywhere. Service was wonderful. We all had a great night!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Attentive and safe staff, amazing food.

NK
NatalieK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were so friendly and accommodating. I reserved seating online but didn't realize outside seating wasn't guaranteed, but the waiters were great and got us seated quickly outside despite it being a Friday night. The tables were spaced well and everything felt safe. Plus the food was great, will definitely be back!

BG
BrayG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside, on their small patio, facing the street and ordered margaritas, which were great! It was a very pleasant evening and the surrounding area was quite peaceful. Our new favorite place in Cambridge.

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ChelseyF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We can’t get a table outside, even when we made a reservation

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose rocks

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Disappointed
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The place was unclean, tables and floors both. Food was terrible. Steak and ground beef tasted old and dry and overcooked. The server was very nice.

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mariaastolfi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jose's Restaurant is an authentic Mexican place. You will homey. The food is delicious, and the portions are big. Cocktails were amazing and the ceviche was great. You will listen to people talking Spanish, and will definitely feel a Latin American vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We did not like our server. Will not be going back.

JJ
JJDOrtiz
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was really terrible and expensiv. Very very greasy flautas, and undercooked sopes. The only good thing was the guacamole and the hot sauce. her margaritas were ok, not great. The waitresses were cool.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.! I will definitely come back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose’s was phenomenal! Most authentic Mexican I’ve experienced in Boston. I’m from Denver, CO that boasts a lot of great Mexican food so it’s a welcome sight to have found such a great spot! The margs are amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and amazing margaritas
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KO
vipKimO
New England
88 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great menu. Comfortable and cozy

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vipbeckys
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose’s is a wonderful place to enjoy delicious, homemade Mexican food in a vibrantly colored venue. The fajitas were delicious with plenty of shrimp. Our kids liked the children’s menu as it offered yummy choices. Love their chips and sals!!!

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Mark
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good quality food. Nice authentic atmosphere. Friendly waitstaff. And easy free parking!

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vipWilbur
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is the real deal. It's not the best Mexican food ever, but it is very top quality, and the ambiance and service is the definition of local charm. The enchilada with mole sauce is my favorite.

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vipGoochie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was great! Margaritas ..the best!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Loved it. Good food and nice people

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ZAAustin
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service was great. It was a quiet night and the waiter found us a nice table for our party of 5. He was patient at explaining the menu and made some excellent recommendations (eg the fajita option). It was a pleasant surprise to order 4 different meals and not have a single one smothered in cheese. This is definitely not Tex mex (phew).

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. If you haven’t been in a while the menu has really expanded. Great for vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores alike!

LH
LindaH
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THis is a great find and my second time coming! The sangria is great (a little $$- but good) and the service and food are fantastic!

EL
vipElizabethL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Mexican cuisine that I've been able to find in my 5 years of living in the Boston area! Total gem in Cambridge with super flavorful food and huge margaritas. Make sure they mark off your reservation on Open Table, as they missed this with us.

DE
DanE
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Got a Groupon for 50% off I believe. All Jose's does is raise the price of food to make up for difference. Way overpriced. $180 bill for 4 people and one kid
Ridiculous. Go to rudis down the street.

SH
vipSophiaH
New England
266 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu was a little more limited on Cinco de Mayo, for some reason, and it was quite busy, so wait person was hard to find. My drink was too "icy," but otherwise tasty. Overall good , so I'd give it another try

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Peas
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Neat venue but food was mediocre to meh. Way too expensive for that quality of meal. Will not return.

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vipCantab
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was poor / rude / rushed. Food was ok but not great. Would not go back.

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vipStephen
New England
51 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jose's! It's a friendly, charming restaurant with wonderful food (love the chili rellenos, flautas ... everything, really) and the staff is always so welcoming and kind. Terrific margaritas too. One of the nicest places in the region.

TC
TonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Better margaritas. Unrivaled hospitality.

M
Murph
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Perfect place for friends to get together. Fun and friendly.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jose's Mexican Restaurant using the Order Online button. Jose's Mexican Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Jose's Mexican Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 354-0335.

Jose's Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.

Jose's Mexican Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://josesmex.com/.

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.

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