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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
+1 617-354-0335
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
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131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best Mexican food I've had in years. The guacamole is to die for and the Tortilla chips were freshly fried. Highly recommend!

Thank Bethsbeach
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

This was such a pleasure to read, Beth. It's awesome to know we could serve you some of the best Mexican food you've had. Hope you'll come back and see us again the next time you get the chance! All the best, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel for work and this is one of the few places I make sure to stop at every time I'm in the area. My last visit (last week) was no exception. I was there with a large party and we were seated upstairs. It...More

Thank Sarah R
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It's great to hear from you, Sarah. First and foremost, thank you for sharing this most recent experience -- I'm happy to see you enjoyed everything from start to finish. We've got more great food, friendly service, and tequila recommendations waiting for you -- hope...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, cozy booth, great Margaretas. Service was competent and food was above average. Would go back again.

Thank scmor142
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

From our cozy atmosphere to our tasty margaritas, I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to having you back for another meal sometime soon! Cheers, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great drinks and food . So good ,free parking and pure yum. Steak enchiladas are outrageous. Free chips and salsa great home feel to the place . Great for a date night with the wife .More

Thank Jeremy F
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you can always count on a tasty meal with us, Jeremy -- that's a true compliment! It means a lot to me that you've found a few different things to love about us, and I hope we'll see you back again soon!...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tucked away in a Cambridge neighborhood off of Mass Ave, a trip to Jose's is worth the drive for a charming and cozy restaurant feel with traditional Mexican dishes. While they do serve the staples found in other Mexican establishments, they also serve Yucatecan inspired...More

Thank arsenalsox
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the 4 stars! Glad to see that our Yucatecan cuisine was so impressive. Hope to have you back soon! Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Something has changed. Used to love going here at least 1x month. Don't know quite what it is. Certainly, it is worth a visit perhaps things have improved. See what you think. Portions appeared to get smaller and the menu seemed less than inspiring (would...More

1  Thank Tobias P
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tobias, it's a shame that we couldn't provide the same level of service we have in the past for you. I know we can do better, so I hope you'll visit us again soon. Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 20 September 2016

My husband and I had dinner at Jose's recently, and had I ordered a Tecate rather than the red sangria, I would have given a higher rating. The positives-the food, which was good, but not great, atmosphere and service; the negative-the red sangria. It tasted...More

Thank susiesanta
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Susie, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and that you'll be giving us another try soon! However, I'm sorry that we couldn't impress you with our red sangria. It's disappointing to hear that you thought it tasted watered down, but I want to make sure...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Beware. Bland and overpriced food. I'm not sure how they managed to get the a piece of steak to taste recognizably like a piece of questionable protein. There was absolutely no type of seasoning on any of the "food" that was served to me. The...More

Thank Jessica H
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Jessica, it's too bad you feel this way. We'll be sure to try harder next time. All the best. Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 10 August 2016

The food here is great you just won't be disappointed. They offer an extensive menu and I bet that you couldn't go wrong with any of their menu items. It was one of the few places close to Clifton Street where I was staying and...More

Thank Tatiana B
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tatiana, this is really great to hear! Thanks so much for the 5 stars and the great review! Glad you had a great time at our spot. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed 7 August 2016

went on Saturday afternoon, fairly busy but not crowded, ordered food had to ask for chips and salsa, final got food never got refil on drink or even asked, 18% gratuity added only 2 people. good thing because service was lousy food mediocre

Thank john b
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

John, I'm surprised to hear this, as we don't charge an 18% gratuity for parties of less than 6. This must have been a mistake, so I hope you consider trying us again soon. All the best, Carlos M, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
    (Rindge Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Yes, The Red line T, Alwife station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-0335
  • E-mail
Jose's Mexican Restaurant has been serving the most authentic Mexican cuisine to the residents of Cambridge, MA. Come in for a truly delicious taste!