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Jose's Mexican food

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101 State Route 71, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1872
+1 732-974-8080
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Spring Lake to reset after a long semester and were so happy we found Jose's! Thanks to trip advisor reviews we ordered from Jose's, but were a little nervous when we pulled up outside. Although it is not a five star location, the food was great. We chose a variety of menu items and were pleasantly surprised at... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Manasquan, New Jersey
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I live in the area, and passed by this place for years. The wife and I were looking for someplace we haven't been in before, and we stopped here ...WOW how could have been missing this. Charming little mom & pop kind of place, great staff, and Great FOOD! I'm a world traveler, and have eaten mexican food all over,... More 

Thank FamilyTravelerDad73
New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The place is a small eatery, with consistently good food and reasonable service. They're always a good choice, but if you're physically disabled, not a good choice.

Thank The_Publisher
Brick, New Jersey
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place for real home cooked mexican food.The prices are perfect the food is awesome and excellent. You can bring your own beer or wine or what ever you want to drink. The nachos are great as are the burritos never dissappointed in any of the times i have been wonderful little hide away

Thank scotsman201072
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Three of us had dinner at Jose's.We all were very satisfied with our meals. The restaurant is BYOB.We would go again.

Thank gerrysbrenner
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

don't judge by how it looks on the outside but by the excellent food it serves. Best Mexican food on the shore. It is BYOB but there is a liquor store across the street. We live close by and it is the only place we go for mexican

Thank bbekbkuck
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure about the prospect of Mexican food in a Jersey Shore strip center, but the food was very good and the portions very generous. The restaurant is located in a building with neo-Carvel architecture, brightly lit with polyurethaned table tops. Ordered nachos with chiken as an appetizer, which on its own was almost enough as a full meal for... More 

Thank M5R7
Phoenix, Arizona
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289 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Not bad Mexican food! Place was packed. Next to an awesome laundromat so really convenient for lunch during the wash cycle! Internet is available. Eat in or carry out. Would go back.

Thank phxaz54
Lakewood, New Jersey
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just a small neighborhood restaurant on the corner with great food. Just a few tables and big take out window and always crowded shows this place has good food. Burritos are the size of your arm. Guacamole and salsa with chips to start. One waitress and she has it under control. BYOB. Entrees and platters around $12 and you will... More 

Thank Mike P
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Not Cali Mex, not Tex Mex, but true Mexican food. Great food, good prices and quaint place. Family owned and operated. Helps to speak Spanish, but English Only works with patience. All verify's the true Mexican heritage served at excellent restaurant.

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?