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Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose), Montrose, CA
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Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose)

4.8
4.8
144 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 957-1901
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    At Joselito's, it is our mission to help make your event a success. There is no party too big or too small.
  • Neighborhood
    Glendale
  • Cross street
    Oceanview Blvd
  • Parking details
    We have public parking in front of our restaurant as well as behind.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

144 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent special tonight- “Mexico City Tacos de Cochinita Pibil” was absolutely delicious and even elevated. Cant wait for them to bring it back!

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  2. itsbb

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joselito’s continues to be a family favorite. Good food and great service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience with friends and the margarita selection is so good

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! My wife and I go here on our anniversary.

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  5. ChristinaB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Are favorite restaurant to go to.. Always a great time. The service is exceptional as well as the food and drinks.

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  6. DenaG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice family Mexican restaurant! We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Great halibut and chimichangas!

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  7. CoreyJ

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food and the best margaritas at Joselito’s. Best bang for your buck.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. Took my girlfriend here on our first date and have been coming back regularly

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  9. MarathonMom

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We lived in Montrose 30 years ago and Joselitos was our go-to family restaurant. Our plans for the weekend took us to the area and I thought, "why not?" I am not exaggerating, the food was every bit as we remembered it! The albondigas soup is the best I've had outside of Mexico. It has spice in the broth and the generous meatball has me wanting more! If you are looking for Sonoran-style Mexican food, you won't find it better than Joselitos. The chips are toasty, the salsa is fresh, the rice and beans that come with most meals are delicious and flavorful. My traditional margarita was perfect, with the lime flavor coming through and not too sweet. I look forward to going back and not waiting 30 years!

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  10. MelodieE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    6 pm reservation not seated until 6:20 pm. Crowded busy and noisy. I love joselitos but this was worst experience there eber. Waiter not attentive forgot our appetizer until reminded and hit the people on end of booth running by several times. I think retraining is necessary bplus reception was A cold experience.

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  11. Lilalikesfood

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and margaritas! And, the service completes the great experience we always have there.

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  12. Kelli

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! We'll be back!

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  13. SterwinT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food. Great Service. Great Place. Couldn’t ask for anything else. Simply awesome.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food! Me and my girlfriend went back to relive our first date and it’s always so special going here because it means a lot to me and the food is absolutely amazing.

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  15. Marvilisa

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 30 minutes for a waiter to take our order. Waited another 30 minutes to get our check. Just not worth it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter hardly ever came by to ck on us. The food rcvd was incorrect and was not exactly what we ordered yet we waited a very long time to place the order as well as to rcv the food that decided not to return it. This used to be one of our favorite places but we’re not going back again.

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  17. SherryS

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to keep asking for our server!! What we wanted we didn’t get!

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  18. Greatspot

    Richmond

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good local place for lunch. Food is traditional Mexican. Good but not overwhelming

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service :)

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  20. EllenC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I used to go to Joselitos back when they had a restaurant on Magnolia in NoHo/Burbank. We were not disappointed 35 years later. Yummy food and good value. It appeared that only one waiter was covering the whole restaurant. He was good but no one is that good to be able to wait on everyone and include a check back. The check back should happen around three minutes after the food arrives when the waitperson returns to the table and says, “Do you have everything you need?” That is the sign of five star service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite!

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  22. DonnaL

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Joselitos!

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  23. Sylvie

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Best Mexican food! Delish Margaritas!

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  24. DonnaL

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Joselitos …the BEST margaritas in LA!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant, professional staff, great food!

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  26. 2regulars

    Los Angeles

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    VERY good Mexican food, service was a little slow but they were packed. I will definitely be back

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was absolutely terrible, I am extremely disappointed. Save your money and dine somewhere else.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly for our 6 pm reservation. Love a large margarita on the rocks too. Everything was great. Same lovely faces working. It’s great they survived all the restrictions.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    711 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    711 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One of our favorite Mexican Restaurants. I especially like their Margaritas and the Chicken Mole for an entree. The service was good, but tends to let down when crowded.

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  30. ShannonG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always loved Joselito's, and it was great to be back. The staff was as friendly as ever, and the food and drinks were fantastic. We felt very safe due to all the safety and hygiene measures as well.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. eaglerockdude

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Besides the food one of the reasons we like Joselito's is the service and the staff. Always excellent. This day in particular, was Father's day which was right smack in the middle of the covid. There was customer spacing(although it was not that busy) and all the waiters had plastic face coverings. Menus were by phone. So all and all, the staff again has risen to the extra challenges of the pandemic. Its just a well run operation. AND...the food and margaritas were excellent as always!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Diana

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I felt so bad for the servers. Masks and face shields seems seems overboard. So uncomfortable for then and hard to hear them. I don't like having to scan a menu and they were clearly told to resist giving an actual menu even upon request. This may all be regulation, but it still sucks. Everyone was very sweet and efficient despite their discomfort. The food was good, and it was great to sit at a table with other humans near by, to dine in public ~ almost normal.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. DonnaB

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place! Everything is perfect and love the staff!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. GailA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous! The food, the drinks and the service was great as usual. I will never use a delivery service again.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. svsp

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    our waiter took forever to come to our table.. the chile rellenos were dipped in egg batter which had no flavor and was undercooked.. in a horrible sauce that tasted like flour mixed with canned tomato sauce.. the relleno itself was fine;.. would have been better without the sauce and dipped into a better batter and fried until crispy.. it was mushy with no flavor.. disappointing..

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Hksandoval

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fast friendly service. Food is solid, and the margaritas are outstanding.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    711 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    711 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the LA area. I love their pollo en mole and all the entrees that we've tried are at least above average. It can get crowded at dinnertime and noisy, but it's popular for a reason.

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  38. Antoine

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were nearby. Looked it up. Went. Great inexpensive classic unhealthy Mexican food. Satisfying, great waiter nice ambiance. We’ll go back next time we’re nearby.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. BOCReview

    Palm Springs

    48 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Mix used for margaritas is awful. Very acidic. Very tart. Tastes like concentrate. Sent first one back because it tastes like salty water. Second one was only slightly better. Service is very good. Food is OK.

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  40. ChanelB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was very accommodating and friendly to my group, who was celebrating two birthdays. Margaritas were delicious and worth the price!

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose) using the Order Online button. Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 957-1901.

Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose) is rated 4.8 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose)

2345 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oceanview Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Glendale
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have public parking in front of our restaurant as well as behind.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Phone number
    (818) 957-1901
  • Catering
    At Joselito's, it is our mission to help make your event a success. There is no party too big or too small.
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