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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

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609 S State Highway 49, Jackson, CA 95642-2535
+1 209-223-3886
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Jackson, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

From the hostess to the waitresses or waiters to the owner Martha everyone is friendly and you know you'll have a good meal and nice dining experience. Primarily a mexican menu there is all kinds of choices and everything is well prepared. Don't expect fancy food but food prepared with care. I hear their Margarita's are very good. On weekdays... More 

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through California looking for a good lunch spot, thankfully we chose well with Jose's. Free chips and salsa, the salsa had fresh ingredients. I ordered a chimichanga filled with pork cooked in tomatillo sauce...it was excellent. The refried beans and Mexican rice were good but not great. Service was very good. Atmosphere is Mexican but could use... More 

Thank ChzHeadTX
Pine Grove, California, United States
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Atmosphere seems to be about average for a Mexican restaurant. Food is good, but we've had better. Service was ok.

Thank Steve M
Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I've been here twice and it is the blandest and most flavorless Mexican food I've ever had. I also think it was pretty overpriced - $15 for a chimichanga! I admit there aren't many options in the Jackson area and not many places to write home about either, so you have to give and take a little (or a LOT).... More 

Thank pajebyenight
Modesto, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Always seen quite a few cars here when we've driven through area....thought we'd try it. Had 3 beef enchiladas with beans & rice ($13.95)., which my husband & I split. Thought it to be pricey. I thought the enchiladas & rice were good, but the beans were really pasty (I like them more on the thinner, less pasty side). And... More 

Thank Loretta G
Lake Tahoe
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Jose's has nice menu options with authentic northern Mexico dishes that you don't often find in other Mexican restaurants. The staff is friendly and the service is fast.

Thank TahoeFamily
Turlock, California
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277 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after a fun filled day in Jackson. I had a craving for tacos and Jose's three beef tacos hit the spot. Instead of the usual chips and salsa that start off meal, we were served something different. It was like a quesadilla, but not quite. We were served a flat fried flour tortilla with melted... More 

1 Thank rocklvr03
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Overpriced and super mediocre. Paid 15 clams for a burrito and rice and beans. The burrito was super puny and tasted like it was microwaved flour tortilla. I would have been insulted if I paid 3 bucks for what they served me. Mehhhh....

1 Thank Nick K
Valley Springs, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Enjoy visiting with the people who work there. They are always friendly and helpful with the menu. Very good food.

Thank Barbara M
Jackson, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, and tasty food: when we have a craving for spicy dishes, this is our destination. :)

Thank Earthknight

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 S State Highway 49, Jackson, CA 95642-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 209-223-3886

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