We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (102)
Filter reviews
101 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 25 September 2020

I have ordered empanadas here a few times. they put them in with the lettuce and tomato, so by the time you get it home all is soggy. The last visit, they were not marked and we had no idea which was which. It was...3 orders for 3 different co workers and they would not package them as so. the empanadas were all packaged together, soggy. It was disappointing, esp on a busy work day, and breaking apart other people's food is not appetizingMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2019

Nice local Mexican place, good service. I wanted to like it a lot, but it was only ok. I picked up a chicken burrito to go ($12.75 with tax). On the plus side, it was a good-sized burrito with a lot of shredded chicken and...rice (rather than grilled chicken), ok flavor. On the negative side, shredded cheese was not melted (you should wrap burrito in foil, rather than place in styrofoam), very few beans, side salsa was watery. So it was kinda like a big dish of mixed chicken and rice with unmelted shredded cheese wrapped in a tortilla. I ate it all.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 26 September 2019

This my favorite Mexican restaurant. The food and service are always great. I had the Burrito for lunch with black beans and rice and it was so good. I highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

We have been here twice in 2 weeks, and found this restaurant by accident. The food is delicious, fresh and the prices are very affordable. The staff is always friendly. We ordered the camarones a la Diabla (spicy shrimp), which was really good, also ordered...the shredded beef which was excellent. Definitely a must try if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 16 July 2019

A small restaurant, which often has specials. It also has a bit of parking in front. We got there around 5PM, and had the place to ourselves -- for 45 minutes. There was a barbacoa beef special. We had it "Mexican" style (onion, cilantro) in...tacos. It was so VERY good. The salsa served with chips was new to me -- a mix of tomatoes and tomatillos (I think) REALLY GOOD. We added it to the tacos. I added some hot sauce, too. My wife had a horchata -- a rice based "milk shake." I'd brought a beer (it's BYOB). This place is popular for good reason. No frills, just very good food.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Had a nice lunch with my daughter including delicious churro and fried ice cream. The shrimp quesadilla had great flavor and the shrimp was cooked well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A very pleasant surprise- the food is more Mexican than tex-mex- with fresh ingredients and not covered in heavy sauces and cheese. Many gluten free and vegetarian options-the portions generous and the service friendly- would recommend highly

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Jose’s without knowing anything about it in advance and had a very authentic Mexican meal with friendly service and good value for the price

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Authentic Mexican fare served simply and without fanfare - but simply fresh, delicious, served quickly and hot! Huge belly-busting portions at reasonable prices. Do not miss this hidden little marvel, tucked away in a small strip center on the southbound side of Hwy 71(Seventh Ave.)...in Spring Lake.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Make sure to stop at Jose's when visiting Spring Lake. Authentic Mexican food, fresh and flavorful. Their fish tacos are the best I have ever had and portions are generous.

Date of visit: June 2018
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Walden on the Pond
66 reviews
.59 km away
145 reviews
.88 km away
Hewitt Wellington
811 reviews
1.28 km away
Chateau Inn & Suites
553 reviews
1.29 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Joe Leone's Gastronomia
51 reviews
1.33 km away
Whispers Restaurant
362 reviews
1.24 km away
Fratello's Restaurant
218 reviews
1.29 km away
Spring Lake Tap House
146 reviews
1.04 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
St. Catharine Catholic Church
116 reviews
1.29 km away
Sea Girt Lighthouse
32 reviews
1.34 km away
Stand Up Paddleworks
7 reviews
1.18 km away
National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
11 reviews
1.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jose's Mexican food staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Jose's Mexican food

Yes, Jose's Mexican food offers takeaway services.

Jose's Mexican food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3