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Jose's Mexican food

101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1872
+1 732-974-8080
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“empanadas” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:30All hours
101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1872
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us ate here and everyone's meal was fantastic. Very authentic, delicious Mexican food. The restaurant is BYOB and extremely casual so take note. If we had stayed longer in Spring Lake, we definitely would have returned. Highly recommend!

Thank klgbliss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard really good things about this restaurant from a family member who makes this a regular stop. I ordered a bowl of the black bean soup which is always one of my favorites. The soup came extremely hot, just the way I like...More

Thank acucch
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We eat here often because the food is always really good and is authentic Mexican. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the service is quick. You can bring your own , if you fancy a drink. the draw backs, always too cold in the winter,...More

Thank CarolinaDreamer1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Jose does everything well. The seating is a bit cramped, but the service ( you may have more than one server) and food make up for it. BYOB and enjoy. I love the empanadas.

Thank susiesci
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If atmosphere is your thing then this place might be ok for you. It's a BYOB place that doesn't charge anything if you bring your own booze so if that's your thing then do it and enjoy it. I got the Chicken Enchiladas and I'm...More

Thank Cary_Ford
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Mexican food here is terrific. It is fresh and not like so many other cookie-cutter Mexican restaurants. Portions are huge, so beware - particularly of the burrito. The interior is fairly small, so you may wish to order to take-out. While we were there,...More

Thank TravelingDave72
Reviewed 3 July 2017

After reading all the reviews in Tripadvisor I can see why Jose's is the #1 Mexican restaurant in Spring Lake. Both the food and the service were excellent. This restaurant is small, a typical mom & pop place but WOW is the food great. I...More

Thank garda19
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great place, always good and reasonably priced. Popular, but not packed. Nice selection on the menu if you like mexican food.

Thank PellegriniGirl
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Food is overall excellent. Salsa so good they sell it to go. A Mexican restaurant that has fantastic tamales on the menu is hard to find. Add Mole sauce from Mamacita and you have the best in the area. Worth the trip.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 May 2017

the food is great don't let the menu put you off, years of mex experience wasn't much help but asking the server/cook? saved the day (the menu is printed in elaborate type in colors that are hard for aging eyes to read) there are some...More

Thank ritasboy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1872
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 732-974-8080
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