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Jose's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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825 8th St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1719
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, fast service. Would definitely recommend this place. I would definitely visit this place again if I am at Sauk city.

Thank Gokul B
Grosse Pointe Farms, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Detroit, we were staying in Wisconsin Dells for a family vacation. We asked a "local" from the Dells their recommendation for really good, authentic Mexican food. He quickly answered and told us about Jose's. We made the extra 20 minute trip to Baraboo to check it out...and it was SO WORTH IT! Delicious, authentic food...best we've ever had.... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This was a very good Mexican Restaurant. They have a very large menu with large portions. My wife had a Chicken Chimechanga, I had a Special Plate, and the kids had Cheese Sticks and fries off of the kids menu. My wife had a hard time finishing her chimy, I shared part of my dinner with my daughter and still... More 

Thank Wirunaways
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Jose is a phenomenal host. Meals are large and delicious. Price is perfect. Have I had better Mexican food before, definitely. Have I had a better atmosphere, no. It is the sort of place you always feel welcome and the staff is genuinely happy to see you. Easy to see why this is the top spot in Baraboo.

Thank Jeremy L
Baraboo, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have can't recommend this restaurant enough. Lunch menu is so affordable and you get so much food, I am glad I don't work a block away, I think I would be in trouble. The Chicken Chimi, and Taco Salad Fajitas are my favorite, as well as a speedy for lunch. Everything is made fresh, so the salsa is amazing,... More 

Thank mkamla
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We eat there often and have never had a bad meal. Not even close. The servers are the best with great attitudes. My only negative is at times the wait time but that's also a positive because so many others wants to eat there. They always offer us an opportunity to have a drink while we're waiting. There is no... More 

Thank Gary G
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were heading down the interstate and needed to get off the Baraboo exit around 7 PM, all 4 of us were starving! We all agreed on Mexican and started to search our phones for a restaurant. Up came Jose's. Even though it was on the other side of town from where we were, we headed there. The two guys... More 

Thank Jaymoy
Chicago, IL
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

As someone who lives in a metropolitan area, I've had the good fortune of eating at some great Mexican restaurants. Which is why my experience at Jose's was disappointing. It is definitely popular with the locals and if you've never experienced any kind of ethnic food, this place is for you. For everyone else, go somewhere else. The food here... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both ordered the Vallarta del Mar. Two tortillas stuffed with crab & shrimp, no fillers. Food was amazing! Service was decent. Price reasonable. Will definitely make a point of returning here when in the area in the future.

Thank Kasey D
Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Typical Saturday night for Jose's - busy. Jose and staff did a great job of getting people seated quickly and checking on everyone as they waited for food. Food, drinks and atmosphere all great! Only compliant is that we always eat too much!

Thank Carrie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 825 8th St, Baraboo, WI 53913-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
  • Phone Number: 608-448-2162

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