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Chez Jose

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
+1 503-244-0007
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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West Linn, Oregon
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently moved into a shared housing arrangement near Chez Jose and it has become my latest "Go To" place for exceptionally good food, drinks and service. It is a casual place -- with a wide assortment of burritos, enchiladas, salads, etc. Chez Jose is usually fairly busy during the dinner hour, but they have so many attentive staff members,... More 

Thank Mike L
Woodburn, oregon
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been at least a year since my wife and I ate dinner here and we are pleased to report the food and service at Chez Jose remain top notch. I had my "usual", Chili Verde (delicious chunks of lean pork in chili verse sauce) served with rice and black beans. My wife's chicken enchilada was also first rate. Oh,... More 

Thank OrrgonDuckFan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is my go to Cal-Mex restaurant. As a former Californian, getting really good Mexican food can be tough in PDX and the PNW in general. This place though is excellent. They have excellent fajitas, chile colorado, and enchiladas. They also have some interesting other food choices like honey cammarones. They also have a great beer selection and decent bar.... More 

Thank John M
Beaverton, OR
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went here with the boss who's been coming for over 30 years! It's a great little Mexican Food Restaurant - authentic and original. I had the Carne Asada - very tender, thicker than usual, huge on flavor. Their house Jalapeno Tequila - very spicy - made a wonderful margarita!!! Parking is a little crowded, restaurant decor is eclectic, service was... More 

Thank Katy M
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food here is delicious and affordable. My favorite is the shredded beef chimichanga plate with rice and beans. Yummy!

Thank SivaOR
Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I've been a couple times with family. The prices, portion sizes, and value for money are all very good. This most recent visit I strayed from my normal chicken dishes and got a large plate of pork enchiladas. They were marvelous. The service was good but our server was not the kindest to our party - perhaps because she was... More 

Thank _jakevanwinkle
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Six of us all ordered different dinners. We taste tested each other's meals. We all agreed everything was good. There were four different flavors of margaritas between us, all were blended. They too were very good, believe me they are not watered down. I only had one. Overall nice atmosphere, great service, good food and drinks. Best of all adorable.

Thank StreetDoc207
Lake Oswego, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Chez Jose since it opened. We started going at their original location on NE Broadway. We've eaten almost every offering on the menu and it's all very good. It's not your typical Mexican restaurant in which everything is slathered in cheese and swimming in refried beans. The food is fresh and healthy. They have a great... More 

Thank Laurence S
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

My family ordered the artichoke heart tamales and liked them. My food was fine too. We stopped by after a tour of Lewis and Clark and will be back.

Thank urbancaroline
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Reliably serving Tex-Mex food for over 20 years to loyal neighborhood patrons. Never had a bad meal here; takeout always good (and accurate). Busy ALWAYS but fast service - don't forget it's also open for lunch. High trafic restaurant that doesn't disappoint. Bonus - next door is a great grocery store in same parking lot so you can kill two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219-4590
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-244-0007

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