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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

) #150 of 432 Restaurants in Cambridge €€ - €€€ Mexican
131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
+1 617-354-0335
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamales” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time we went there my wife was pregnant . Today our son is 5 and we took him with us of course. Glad to see that what we remember most (friendly, prompt service, nice decor, and good food) have not changed. Fresh chips and...More

Thank QuirozLetsTravel
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm honored you brought your son back for a trip down memory lane. It's great that we were still able to show you the same friendly, quick service you remembered and that the food was still delicious. I can assure you that we don't skimp...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this was a return visit we tried a few new dishes to us. The drinks are amazing, the new discovery was that the fish dishes (whilst good) are not as exceptional as the meat dishes. So I learnt to order meat at Jose's

Thank John F
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm glad you tried something new, John, but everyone has their preferences. We'll remember to stick with those meat dishes next time you're in! See ya soon, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Jose's many times in the past (2014 - 2016) and always considered it to be good Tex-Mex food but this time I was shocked by the high prices, the average quality of the food and the small portions. The margarita was...More

Thank Cary_Ford
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm disappointed this last visit has left you with such a poor impression. I can assure that our prices are based on the quality of ingredients and portions we serve, but I apologize if they caught you by surprise. I'd hope that as a loyal...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a review of the food, since we never got to eat here. Jose's took our reservation through Open Table but when we showed up promptly at 7:30pm, they were closed. And since Jose's is somewhat isolated, we had walked there instead of...More

Thank YMuchoMas
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, I'm so sorry about this mix-up. As you can imagine, working with a third-party provider can result in some issues, but we definitely take responsibility for this miscommunication. I hope you won't let this completely influence your opinion of our restaurant and will give...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a short walk from where we were staying for the night. We were seated right away with chips and salsa. It felt a little cramped but not that bad. Cozy might be a better way to describe. The food was tasty and the...More

Thank scoutdreams
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in while you were in town for the night! I'm glad your dinner was just the right size and our cozy seating didn't rub you the wrong way. Drop in next time you're in the area, but be sure to beat that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place (lower level) is small and dark. Seats are uncomfortable. The food, however, was excellent - tasty and not expensive.

Thank DrDR_TO_and_O
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I apologize you weren't a bigger fan of our lower level seating. It sounds like the food may warrant another visit, though. We'd love the chance to show you we're the whole package! See ya soon, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Pretty standard Mexican Nothing special Indifferent service and watered down margueritas... I won't be backMore

Thank AranNathanson
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

We pride ourselves on offering authentic Mexican food, tasty margaritas, and friendly service, so I apologize if that wasn't apparent during your visit. I know we can do so much better than this, so here's hoping you'll consider giving us another chance sometime. That said,...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This was the best Mexican food I've had in years. The guacamole is to die for and the Tortilla chips were freshly fried. Highly recommend!

Thank Bethsbeach
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

This was such a pleasure to read, Beth. It's awesome to know we could serve you some of the best Mexican food you've had. Hope you'll come back and see us again the next time you get the chance! All the best, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I travel for work and this is one of the few places I make sure to stop at every time I'm in the area. My last visit (last week) was no exception. I was there with a large party and we were seated upstairs. It...More

Thank Sarah R
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

It's great to hear from you, Sarah. First and foremost, thank you for sharing this most recent experience -- I'm happy to see you enjoyed everything from start to finish. We've got more great food, friendly service, and tequila recommendations waiting for you -- hope...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, cozy booth, great Margaretas. Service was competent and food was above average. Would go back again.

Thank scmor142
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

From our cozy atmosphere to our tasty margaritas, I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to having you back for another meal sometime soon! Cheers, Carlos M, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
    (Rindge Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Yes, The Red line T, Alwife station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-0335
  • E-mail
Description
Jose's Mexican Restaurant has been serving the most authentic Mexican cuisine to the residents of Cambridge, MA. Come in for a truly delicious taste!
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