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Jose's Cafe & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
+1 808-732-1833
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“carnitas” (2 reviews)
“taco salad” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was ok...had lunch specials for 12.95. Only 1 waitress for entire restaurant! Nothing special to say.

Thank Lh W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so-so salsa and chips; the usual big menu that cannot possibly deliver excellence due to sheer volume of offerings - so you get an okay meal, but nothing out of the average sort of Mexican food offerings on O'ahu. Okay pricing and good to bring...More

Thank MsProspero99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to eat at Jose's at least one time during our visits to Honolulu from California. We just can't do w.o. our Mexican food. Nice place, excellent service, especially from Donna. We love the salads. Tasty margos. Give it a try.

Thank NewportBeach72
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

...but the my food was lacking something; I found it ordinary. I had the carnitas and while the meat itself was tasty enough, I thought they should have served some salad or pico to go in the corn tortillas with it. My friend enjoyed his...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This place is lucky to get the 2 stars. Had it not been for the cold beer, would have been 1. Food...blah! Service...blah! Atmosphere...blah! Well, you get the point. Pass on this place, you will be glad you did!

Thank therealS1
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We've been going to Jose's for many years...approximately 15. Tonight we went again and we still find the food and service excellent. The chips were crispy and salsa well seasoned. My partner had the Ranchito Burrito and I had the New Mexican Burrito. Both were...More

Thank Mjhawaii
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner. Our first indication that this place would be mediocre was that the chips were not fresh and the salsa was incredibly bland (and canned). They were out of the items for about 1/4 of the dinner menu, and the burritos...More

Thank sandbergkim
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for fast service this isn’t the place for you. If you’re not in a rush, the food is quite good and the staff is friendly. We enjoyed the mahi mahi tacos and the ground beef tacos. The chips were good too! We...More

Thank nathansgirl21
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went for a business lunch and had salads/burrito. Food was okay but took a long time with only a few customers. Nothing special but lunch menu is good.

Thank Lh W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We moved to the island 5 months ago. In our home town there are at least 25 Mexican restaurants and we loved and frequented many of them. I guess our standards are high. We ate at Jose's for the first time and were disappointed. The...More

Thank mundell22
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Sharon T
5 August 2016|
Response from Gwenne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sharon, I am not sure about wine being on the menu. Mexican food is better complimented with their margaritas or if spicier dishes, with beer! ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-732-1833
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