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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

4.3
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385 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

EarlyBird Especial discount 20%

Starting Oct 30, 2019·Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Come and Enjoy a relaxing time before the rush hour with a nice earlybird discount from the house! Looking forward to see you soon!

What 385 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.1
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose rocks

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Disappointed
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
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
3 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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vipKimO
New England
85 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
8 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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vipSophiaH
New England
263 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
50 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.

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

Great food. Better margaritas. Unrivaled hospitality.

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

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We came to celebrate my daughters birthday. The place was crowded, but we had a reservation. The service was horribly slow and painful sitting and waiting forever just to get water or drinks. Food was mediocre. They did bring out a piece of cake and a Mexican hat and sang happy birthday which was very cute. I wish it was an overall better experience but not many were happy with their meals or the service. Unfortunately won’t be back.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, service was great, restaurant clean, and yes, we will return with our friends.

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Nellie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, including the pitcher of margaritas! Fun, lively and delicious. We’ll definitely return!

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Powerk
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and accurate service. Food and drinks were excellent. Ambiance always great. Waitress was super friendly and didn’t rush us out, which so often restaurants do. Love love love this place. Autentica margaritas are superb

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samnjudy
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like a cozy Austin hideaway except here we are in Cambridge. a great place for a winter's night with warm hosts, outstanding Margaritas (try Dave's). Food was wonderful, home made. Great carne asada, chile rellanos, and our waitstaff and hosts couldn't be nicer. A local haven that has been here and needs to be discovered and rediscovered...

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vipFood4Thought
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pulled it out of a hat and made a reservation. Food and drinks were just great, very authentic. Will certainly go again.

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Michael
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch around 2:00 on a Friday. Food was great. Service good except I asked for a vodka tonic and the bartender brought me a vodka with sparkling water. When I questioned her, she said they don't have tonic water? At a bar? Still love it here. Friday steak special is so good.

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Martha
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is delicious food, with a range of unusual dishes. Not the typical fare... but standards taste good, too. The mole is especially good, though we were disappointed that the sopapillas were flat rather than puffy. Otherwise, we loved it all. The ambience is casual and service is prompt and very friendly.

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TonyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perhaps the best margaritas I've had anywhere ever. The food was superb. I ordered a dish that had skirt steak and a chorizo stuffed poblano pepper. Wow. They had both authentic dishes and what Americans (like me) would consider "classic" Mexican. Go here. It's a gem.

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BethK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, great margaritas, very good food - overall a great night out!

JH
vipJanetH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great. We had reservations and were seated upstairs where we were forgotten. Seated at 7:00 did not get our food until 8:15. Not enough wait staff or kitchen help? Will try it again but ask to be seated downstairs where the wait staff are visible.

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Dave
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the best kept secret in Cambridge, authentic Mexican food. We drive back into town just to eat this wonderful meal.

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WendyG
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wish they would make a Mexican salad dressing for the Faita Salad. The guacamole needs more spice. We usually add hot sauce and salt. Chips and salsa are very tasty. My son was disappointed with his steak dish.

DA
DeniseA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous - margaritas, too. The tables are in tight quarters - it's a small local restaurant, but the staff were all wonderful, super fast in preparing our food and fulfilling our requests. Love it!!

MM
MariaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i enjoyed the fajitas so much, i had to go back for more.

FAQs

Jose's Mexican Restaurant does offer 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 4.3 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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