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Jose Tejas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
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700 US Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
+1 732-283-3883
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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New Jersey
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never waited less than 1 hour to get in here, but the food is good and the wait goes by quickly with great margaritas, salsa and hot chips. If it is unusually busy, there is a wait outside to get in to get a beeper to wait inside. We waited in the cold once and actually wondered why.... More 

Thank ChrisFabrycki
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this restaurant once a month when traveling through Jersey, this by far is one of the best Mexican restaurants that I have ever been to. This is a VERY popular place and is ALWAYS busy, however is definitely worth the wait!

Thank belizebound2014
Iselin, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They said us to wait for 1.5 hour which we did. After that also they said 15 more minutes or discount in food and neither happened. Cant even fight or else they may spit in your food who knows. Food is also not that great. place is dump.

Thank niravparikh10
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere! Reasonable prices, good food and drinks ! What else can you ask for it ! The only bad thing is that you have to wait at least 45 minutes , since the place it's so good it's alway so crowded

Thank straighforward
Freehold, New Jersey
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't been here in many years- (don't live nearby)but its still is as good as it was years ago. Went on a Saturday- got there at 3:50- and there was an hour wait (but well worth it). Salsa and chips were excellent - drinks were just as great- Margarita and Sangria- freshly made and tasty. Steak fajitas were excellent- tender... More 

1 Thank Frank L
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gran gold Margherita. Fajitas gumbo. $25 give or take. Etoufee is good and burros are filling. Be prepared to wait. Great for families, groups, dates.

Thank tonydr58
New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my go to for Mexican food. Love the salsa, burritos, taco's... I could go on for days. It gets crowded but its worth the wait. My suggestion for weekends, go about 4:30-5:00pm. But lunch time Monday to Friday... ya just have to.

Thank Sheila T
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place is overrated. The food is typical and not that great. Very disappointed since the wait every time I've gone as been about an hour.

Thank Barbara S
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is truly the best Mexican restaurant I have been to, and certainly the best in the area. It is also better than any in nearby New York City. I never have an issue with wait times, but here it is a bit crazy. Sadly, due to the wait times, we visit rarely. When we do though, it is always... More 

Thank Andrew S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place, but it's a shame you can never get in there. My last 2 visits I waited outside at 11am to get in to eat. I love, love, love this place but can never get a table. I drive over 1 hr to eat there. Love the fajitas and they have the best margaritas.

Thank Angel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 US Highway 1 N, Iselin, NJ 08830-2631
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Iselin
  • Phone Number: +1 732-283-3883

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