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Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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309 Petoskey St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2425
+1 231-348-3299
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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bottom Line Up Front - BLUF: 1. Please ignore the posted hours!! 2. This is NOT Americanized Mexican food - it's authentic and delicious. He frequently stays open later than they say and often opens an hour earlier on the weekends. We went by 45 minutes after closing time on a Saturday night and he was open. Walk by &... More 

Thank cm0tx
Providence, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We love Jose's! We are locals and Jose's is one of our go-to restaurants. Best Guacamole I've ever had (I never even liked guacamole before trying Jose's). Fantastic salsa as well - we order both. Family owned restaurant - super friendly service. Our favorites include chicken tacos, pork enchilada's, tamales, and Mexican pizza. You can't go wrong! Reasonable prices. Kid's... More 

Thank Marykay O
Petoskey, Michigan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My daughters and I have been coming here since they opened in 2005. We have NEVER been disappointed. The guacamole is to die for! We also love the chicken tacos and the chicken fajitas. The family that owns and runs it is extremely friendly and kind.

Thank Kali M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Fast, authentic, delicious, and everything was so fresh! After a terrible experience somewhere else in town, this place was awesome! We'll definitely be coming back to Jose's whenever we're in Petosky!

Thank Angela H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My sister, whose husband is Hispanic, suggested this little hideout for lunch. Authentic mexican food made with fresh ingredients. Yummy!

Thank Jan K
Detroit, Michigan
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place has cheap and good food. The service is fast and the staff was friendly. I ordered the tacos and they came with a lot of green salsa, so I would recommend asking for salsa on the side.

Thank Summer H
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Best tamales I've had since I've been in El Paso years ago! Most Mexican restaurants make them too heavy with yellow corn meal but these were light with white corn and delicious!! The restaurant is dark, and rather uninviting. You order at a counter and go sit and wait for your food. Not really clean, and not really decorated at... More 

Thank Natasha S
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Disappointed with the food and the customer service was sub-par. We had high hopes for this one based on the reviews. Popped in for quick lunch and found the food to be quite average. Four of us ordered 'platters' but only two came with drinks and we had to buy the other two drinks separately...no rhyme or reason to it... More 

Thank K5613FLmeganm
Vilnius, Lithuania
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I do not like food, and place, maybe I don;t like Mexican foood at all, I am not sure. The place is in Petoskey city centre, good location, near is Polish restourant. But still I can not finish my food, it was discusting.

Thank Ausrytia123
Traverse City,
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love this restaurant. I always get a chicken quesadilla and the chips and salsa. They have the best salsa I've ever had in a restaurant.

Thank Ronald N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Petoskey St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-348-3299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?