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Jose's Tamales

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136 S Pearson Rd Ste H, Pearl, MS 39208-5633
+1 601-664-0303
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I got chicken quesadilla and chicken fajita nachos to go. The order was ready within 5mins, and at that point I had a feeling this Mexican food wasn't going to be what I expected. The quesadilla was half cooked, the fajita chicken on nachos wasn't fully cooked. This place is a mess. And it is no where near being authentic... More 

Thank jasdesai
Richland, Mississippi
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ordered the chicken and rice here. All that was on the plate (no lie), was white rice, some kind of chicken with no flavor (was not grilled), and melted mozzarella cheese on top. I was thinking Mexican or Spanish rice with some queso on top or something. Boy, was I wrong. The service was ok. I don't plan on going... More 

Thank usm2003
Pearl, Mississippi
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A friend and I eat here once a week for lunch, food is prepared as you wait but they are very quick, the food is a little different than most Mexican restaurants in this area, everything I've tried is good, wouldn't say it's great but everything is good, they do make a very good burger as well! Good service as... More 

Thank Mike S
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great little Mexican restaurant and bar. We love to go get mixed drinks and beer. The food is fresh and prepared to order. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Food prices are very responsible. It is a smaller restaurant that is usually quiet and has a separate bar area with TVs. It gives you that great dive type food and... More 

Thank Devildog126
Pearl, Mississippi
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We have eaten at Jose's over 50 times and have tried nearly everything on the menu. Believe it or not, Jose makes the best hamburger in Pearl. The wife loves the fried shrimp. The tamales are wonderful as well as the fajitas.

Thank manderson1152
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The chips and salsa were good, the rest was OK. I'm a bit spoiled, growing up in Southern California where we got real Mexican food. Not bad for the South, but I've had better.

Thank extrabilly
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Read a lot of good reviews about this place, but after eating ther it was nothing special. Food tasted like it came from a super market shelf. In fact, Ortega food productsfrom my market probably have more flavor.

Thank A C
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173 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We picked this place by driving by. We are from Texas and are used to cheddar cheese on our Mexican food, I'm not a fan of the white cheese used on everything in the east. I will have to say the salsa here is great, my nachos were great and my husbands steak tacos were good, tasty steak! We will... More 

Thank WSargent
Brandon, MS
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Tried this restaurant for the first time. I was so disappointed. Most of my food had no flavor. Rice was very bland. The enchilada seemed like they took an old tortilla, stuffed it with meat and put cheese sauce on it. I could hardly cut it with the knife. My partner did enjoy his fajitas though. Service was adequate but... More 

Thank kobijosie
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We love coming to Jose'state because it is so convenient for us. We like the small and inviting atmosphere. There are no big fountains everywhere and it's just very laid back and the employees are always so nice. We would always love to have Tripp as our wait or but we haven't seen him in a long time. I hope... More 

Thank Lacy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 S Pearson Rd Ste H, Pearl, MS 39208-5633
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Pearl
  • Phone Number: +1 601-664-0303

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