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Jose's Cafe & Cantina

1134 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3710
+1 808-732-1833
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“macho nachos” (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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live over in Kauai and been craving Mexican. Very good food. Wish it was decorated a little more like Mexico for the atmosphere but I can't complain. Food was amazing. I ordered a taco salad and it was huge and filling. My server was...More

Thank Brittany R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

OMG! This place is not much to look at but the food is outstanding. Before you think what can some white chick from NJ know about good Mexican, my husband is a Marine Vet & many of his brothers in arms are Hispanic. I have...More

Thank dalm0m
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A good choice for Mexican American food in Honolulu. Our food was all made with fresh ingredients and portions are large. We had the Big Kahuna and Macho Nachos, both were very good. Our server was very good and pleasant...he was attentive and kept up...More

Thank 2fromhere
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Good food and friendly staff. Nice place to go relax with some close friends and maybe watch a game or two.

Thank wasserott
Reviewed 9 February 2017

When I have a craving for Mexican food I come to this restaurant. The food is great, I have had a few different dishes each time I come here and have not been disappointed. The last time I came here I got the crab enchiladas,...More

Thank Ha_Y_an_Traveler
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My friends and I like to go for lunch they have the best salads, Chili, and other mexican specialties. Prices are lower for lunch and slightly higher for dinner. Worth the time to get there.

Thank Henry D
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went for dinner for the first time at Jose's, it was rather empty, but it was Christmas eve. The portions are very good for the hungry, the taste was very good. We were very lucky to find parking right in front of the restaurant, but...More

Thank wninouye
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My wife and I stopped here on a week night on the way home from work, sort of on the spur of the moment decision. We were hungry for Mexican Food and decided to stop off in Kaimuki where there are two Mexican Restaurants within...More

Thank Roy808
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were hungry for Mexican food and decided to give Joses another try. Beer was cold and Margarita was great. Sorry, but the food just wasn't up to par. Chips were soggy, burrito was pretty tasteless. We've given Joses several chances, and now have to...More

Thank oahuhaole619
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Sharon T
wine menu?
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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