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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209 (Rindge Ave.)
+1 617-354-0335
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 was cozy, and made me feel like I was in a friends dining room. I... More 

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Thank Sarah R
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank scmor142
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great drinks and food . So good ,free parking and pure yum. Steak enchiladas are outrageous. Free chips and salsa great home feel to the place . Great for a date night with the wife .

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Thank Jeremy F
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you can always count on a tasty meal with us, Jeremy -- that's a true compliment! It means a lot to me that you've found a few different things to love about us, and I hope we'll see you back again soon! All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tucked away in a Cambridge neighborhood off of Mass Ave, a trip to Jose's is worth the drive for a charming and cozy restaurant feel with traditional Mexican dishes. While they do serve the staples found in other Mexican establishments, they also serve Yucatecan inspired tastes that are hard to find anywhere else. On this evening I tried the Chiles... More 

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Thank arsenalsox
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the 4 stars! Glad to see that our Yucatecan cuisine was so impressive. Hope to have you back soon! Carlos M, Owner More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Something has changed. Used to love going here at least 1x month. Don't know quite what it is. Certainly, it is worth a visit perhaps things have improved. See what you think. Portions appeared to get smaller and the menu seemed less than inspiring (would have liked some "specials" for the regulars. Look for on-line coupons (rhythms with ...).

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Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tobias, it's a shame that we couldn't provide the same level of service we have in the past for you. I know we can do better, so I hope you'll visit us again soon. Carlos M, Owner More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My husband and I had dinner at Jose's recently, and had I ordered a Tecate rather than the red sangria, I would have given a higher rating. The positives-the food, which was good, but not great, atmosphere and service; the negative-the red sangria. It tasted like watered down red wine with cinnamon flavoring-at the cost of $30 per pitcher. Very... More 

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Thank susiesanta
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Susie, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and that you'll be giving us another try soon! However, I'm sorry that we couldn't impress you with our red sangria. It's disappointing to hear that you thought it tasted watered down, but I want to make sure you understand that sangria traditionally includes fresh fruits and fruit juice for flavor, so it... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Beware. Bland and overpriced food. I'm not sure how they managed to get the a piece of steak to taste recognizably like a piece of questionable protein. There was absolutely no type of seasoning on any of the "food" that was served to me. The kitchen really needs to step it up, salt and pepper exists (at the very minimum)!

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Thank Jessica H
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Jessica, it's too bad you feel this way. We'll be sure to try harder next time. All the best. Carlos M, Owner More 

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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food here is great you just won't be disappointed. They offer an extensive menu and I bet that you couldn't go wrong with any of their menu items. It was one of the few places close to Clifton Street where I was staying and it was totally worth it. Additionally the manager was very nice and if you speak... More 

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Thank Tatiana B
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tatiana, this is really great to hear! Thanks so much for the 5 stars and the great review! Glad you had a great time at our spot. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Shell Knob, Missouri
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

went on Saturday afternoon, fairly busy but not crowded, ordered food had to ask for chips and salsa, final got food never got refil on drink or even asked, 18% gratuity added only 2 people. good thing because service was lousy food mediocre

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Thank john b
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

John, I'm surprised to hear this, as we don't charge an 18% gratuity for parties of less than 6. This must have been a mistake, so I hope you consider trying us again soon. All the best, Carlos M, Owner More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place has been around for decades, and as far as I know has only changed owners once (more than 10 years ago). The food is always good, fresh and homemade, and the service is always friendly. Lots of menu choices (for both food and drink). Love their tamales. Definitely worth trying whatever the margarita special happens to be!

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Thank KLF95
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Always happy to have you here! We want you to feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, so it's rewarding to see our tamales and margaritas never fail to impress. I hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back for all your favorites again soon. 'Til next time, Carlos M, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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