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Fine Mexican Food & Cantina in Lakewood. Locally owned & operated since 1978. Great Happy Hour 4-6:30pm and 10-Close Everynight. 10 great sauces including Gluten Free choices available.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. It used to be very good, then pretty good, then it was just okay. Now, Don't bother. The food was horrible. The service was even worse. And no, they were not busy. Never again.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cute place with great decor and atmosphere. Friendly host and server, but the food is average at best. Overall presentation was nice but really lacking in flavor. I had their carne asada special. The steak was cooked perfectly but had NO seasoning on it whatsoever....The enchilada, rice and beans that came with it were again cooked well, just not much flavor. My daughter had the grilled chicken tacos and said they were ok, but not great. To be fair we come from an area that has outstanding mexican food so maybe our expectations were a little high. It didn't need to knock my socks off but I was hoping for a tastier meal than what we got. If in the area again I would try somewhere else.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

Never been here before but driving back up the mountain facing a snow storm,decided to stop for a hot bowl of Mexican soup. Man o' Man, they did not disappoint. Serena our server suggested a half and half on,the two signature soups. I guess that...the Jose's chicken soup is muey hot, hot, hot. The combo was perfect. Excellent quality. We ordered the Mexican Egg Rolls as a side. Probably didn't need them. Good but the soup shined!! Also, great garlic homemade sala and chips to start. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

My family first dined here 40 years ago when we moved to Colorado. My wife and I had some time to kill while visiting the extended family just a few months ago. Some things never change. Jose O'Shea's is just as grand as ever. The...atmosphere was as warm and lively as ever. The service was friendly and welcoming. We split the savory nachos and the margaritas were perfect. Here's to the next 40 years, mis amigos!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

Great food, big portions. Fun atmosphere. Good social distancing. Reasonable prices. Excellent service by Casey!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

Good food, reasonable prices. We should have split the entree, didn't realize how big it would be. Good service.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

Was a good stop. Good Covid spacing and staff effort Easy access Usual menu Good food Margaritas much better with a separate shot added - otherwise weak. Pricing fair

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 July 2020

Ordered online and at least one thing was missing from our order. I think a second thing was my missing from my combo but the plating was so haphazard it was a little hard to tell. Everything was mushed together and covered with the same...sauce. We had to put our food in the oven to get it to a more appropriate temperature. I would be willing to try them again post covid but I'll give em a good 6 months till then.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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chadh452, Owner at Jose O'Sheas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2020

I'm very sorry that you recent visit wasn't up to our standards. Please direct message me at comments@joseosheas.com or Text me to 844-209-1963 because I would like to make this right for you. Sincerely, Chad

Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

Not Bad, Not Great. It's been over 15 years since visiting. We used to go when I was a kid. It's still super busy, iconic, and pretty good food but pricey for the portion. I guess we've gotten used to seeing heaping mounds of food...when the cost is $13+ but I ordered the Chicken Enchiladas Souza and there were two small enchiladas covered in a delicious tomatillo sauce and a cup of sour cream. The sides were probably a scant 1/4 cup of beans and of rice. Good food but something I honestly could have paid $7 for at a food truckMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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chadh452, General Manager at Jose O'Sheas, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2020

Melodi, I'm sorry but Enchiladas Suizas are 11.59 and includes Sour Cream. Good luck with your search for less expensive food. Food Trucks don't have to pay for all the overhead that we have to pay for, well after this corona virus maybe the only...More

Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

This was a great place to get some Mexican food. I was in Lakewood, Colorado for business so I met some co-workers here. All of us really enjoyed the food that evening. I had the Chicken Enchiladas, and would definitely get them again. This is...near the Denver Federal Center, so if you are hear on business I would check this place out.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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