Joselito's Mexican Food (Montrose)

4.8
116 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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 116 people are saying
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ShannonG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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eaglerockdude
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Diana
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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DonnaB
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place! Everything is perfect and love the staff!

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GailA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! The food, the drinks and the service was great as usual. I will never use a delivery service again.

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tvsp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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..

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vipHksandoval
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always fast friendly service. Food is solid, and the margaritas are outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
513 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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Michelin
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBOCReview
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

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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ChanelB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very accommodating and friendly to my group, who was celebrating two birthdays. Margaritas were delicious and worth the price!

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Lilalikesfood
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love the service, food, margaritas, and booths.

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SamyA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was fun! The ambiance was fun and high energy. Food was good. Service was a bit slow but overall a fun experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
513 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I like their Pollo En Mole and tend to order it usually. They have excellent Mexican food and their Margaritas are great too.

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JjRr
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love this family restaurant serving a wide variety of tex-mex, cal-mex, and "real Mexican" food. Tasty selections include carnitas, tacos (including a sampler), enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. Sometimes they get really busy and service is a bit slow, but this is a place we will visit often.

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vipBonnetteo
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Consistently good. Lunch, dinner, happy hour food.

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Mamak
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go! The food is always great, the service awesome and the ambiance fun and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drink menu!

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vipRodzilla
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love this restaurant! I always feel like I'm at home coming here. The staff is super friendly and love how they keep bringing chips, no matter how many you finish :) love this place!

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ToddK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I brought home half my burrito and found a sizable piece of plastic in it. I really can’t recommend.

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vipKarenM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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ChrisM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent food for a decent price, good service, very friendly staff.

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vipAnon
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cute family-style place. Liked we were seated quickly, responsive and quick servers produced food and drinks with a smile, very personable. The lobster enchilada was delicious, and we'll be back. Coconut margarita was very flavorful.

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GailA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time here! Great food and the best service ever!

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vipitsbb
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There isn’t a more friendly staff, a comfortable place with good food.

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Gerard
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local mexican restaurant. Dined here many times and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seated on time. Food was good. Service was pretty good though we had to wait a few minutes for utensils after our food arrived. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

25 years and counting. Our local comfort restaurant

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Mamak
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Joselito's and my girlfriends and myself always enjoy celebrating our birthdays and holidays with them. The food is always great, the service fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

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vipSylvie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Just ok now, needs updating.

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Autumn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Always dependable good food and service. Old school vibe. New menu with good variety

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vipMadison
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not recommend. The staff lacks professionalism.

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Juno
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Previously we received great service so decided to go again. This time service was a challenge and food quality under par. May be because it was crowded because of the Oktoberfest event outside.... The beers and margaritas are good, but they need to make better Sangrias. Other than that is good place for dinner.

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vipMadison
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I asked for a hot tea and the cup my hot water was in was dirty. There was residue at the bottom. Food took an extremely long time and they weren’t even busy.

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vipMadison
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I ordered a hot tea and the cup was dirty. There was residue on the bottom of the cup with things floating in the water. Not impressed. Lighting is so dark that I had to use my iPhone flashlight.

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vipJMM1980
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Four of us went for a double date and had an amazing time. I am vegetarian and often get tired of the unimaginative choices for us - this place was amazing. Such creative takes on the food with the right sized portions. We all got appetizers, main courses, and desserts and were not disappointed. I will definitely be coming here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas, great live music, excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Long time local favorite with locations in Montrose & Tujunga

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KatyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

It took forever to get the food and it didn’t come out together. Some of it seemed like it had been sitting under heat lamps for a long time. One order was actually wrong and when the correct item finally arrived, it was the freshest plate served. I don’t know if the problem was the kitchen or wait staff but we would think twice before coming back. There are plenty of more reliable Mexican restaurants in the area.

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 116 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.

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