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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
+1 617-354-0335
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, delicious and authentic. Chef Carlos has created a unique experience. Loved it, can't wait to go back!

Thank judyavital90
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I can't wait to have you back either! Thanks for these kind words about our food and atmosphere. See you next time, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a great neighborhood gem! They have many different great margaritas, a tasty salsa, and lots of different Mexican dishes. They have a few outdoor tables, which are perfect for al fresco dining. Then they have plenty of seating indoors (there's even an upstairs).

Thank Summer J
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Whether you're in the mood for a cozy indoor atmosphere or a casual outdoor setting, we have you covered, Summer. Thanks for recommending our margaritas and salsa too. We look forward to having you back for more of both! Until then, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The prices are not the same on the website as in the restaurant!!! The Jose’s burrito is listed as $12 on the website but when I went to pick it up they charged $17!! Huge difference and they did not honor their site price. Won’t...More

1  Thank pkallik
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Like I said in response to your other review, I'm very sorry for the inconsistency between our physical menu and online listings. I wasn't aware of this and have already taken action to have it corrected. That said, the prices we have listed in the...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice experience. Steak Tampiqueno was very good. Tamales were dry and came with very little meat. Mole was excellent. I’ll definitely try it again.

Thank Brendan B
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Brendan, it's great you so enjoyed the steak tampiqueña and our homemade mole sauce. I hope to welcome you back soon for another great meal. Best, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed May 27, 2018

I have been living in Lexington, Mass. for 12 years and I was extremely surprised to discover this new Mexican gem in Cambridge. Before this, my favorites were Ole and Acitron. As soon as I entered, I was charmed. It was a gloomy afternoon but...More

Thank Shubho G
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

You know what they say, Shubho: It's better late than never. I'm glad you finally got a chance to check us out and enjoy the ambiance we worked hard to create. While I definitely wish the food had blown you away more, I'm confident we'll...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018

When I pop through Boston, which is oddly, on a regular basis -- Jose's is always a delight for lunch.Trying to find a dish that isn't HUGE is a problem. Margaritas are good. Food is good. Service is good. Tiny bathroom wedged in a corner,...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

I'm thankful you happen to visit Boston quite a bit because that means you're able to visit us too! It's wonderful the food and drinks are always on point as well as the service. We're glad you enjoy the atmosphere, and we can't wait for...More

Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I live in the neighborhood and absolutely love Jose’s. The food is on point whether in the restaurant or for take out. You get a sense that the staff is a family and they take care of each other and their customers. The guac and...More

Thank Jen L
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Jen, we love being part of the Cambridge community, so it means a lot to have you as a regular. Whether you're enjoying some margaritas and guac with friends or treating visitors to a delicious meal, you can always expect the same top-notch service. It's...More

Reviewed December 21, 2017

We had a family dinner last week at Jose's. the food was Excellent-- the service was great all with a real flare of the Mexican Spirt. after a short time we sort of felt we were back in Mexico. Most enjoyable the price is fair--...More

Thank willseal1
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

We work hard to provide authentic Mexican flavors that will fill you up at a reasonable price. I'm delighted you and your family had a wonderful evening, and I look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Until then, Carlos M, Owner

Reviewed December 21, 2017

This was a real find! Free parking in the lot, a rarity around here. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, with lots of Mexican decorations, including a nativity set since it was around Christmas time. The waitress and waiter were super friendly, and the food...More

Thank iowahome
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

It sounds like everything from the service to the drinks were right on the mark. Although prices may be a bit more than those in the Midwest, I can assure you that they're very fair considering the fresh ingredients we use in each dish. If...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017

I drive by Jose's on my way to work nearly everyday and we decided to try it yesterday. We had a reservation for 6:00pm and parked in their very large lot (just north of the restaurant). It was pretty empty and we were thinking that...More

Thank Doug4650
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

It sounds like you just beat the dinner rush, but reservations are always a good call, Doug. I'm delighted the margaritas hit the spot and you all enjoyed your entrees. We're mindful of keeping prices at a comfortable point without sacrificing quality or freshness, but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
Description
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!
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