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Jose's Mexican Restaurant

131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
+1 617-354-0335
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (10 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3209
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Reviewed 7 June 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 12 June 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 28 May 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 5 June 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 11 January 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 17 January 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 1 January 2018 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 9 January 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 21 December 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

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Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 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 21 December 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 23 December 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 12 November 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 17 November 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

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The food has not changed since my last review, but I have noticed a pattern of overcharging customers for food. How does Jose's do this? By having the prices on its menu $1 or $2 lower than that what is in the register so that...More

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Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for bringing this glitch to my attention, Cary. I can assure you this mistake is not intentional in any way, as we would never purposely overcharge our guests. I can assure you that I will immediately look into the matter and see that...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

It has been a little bit since we were here, but... Finally! Someplace that serves AUTHENTIC Mexican cuisine in a colorful, vibrant & fun atmosphere!! The food is delicious, the margaritas are awesome and the service is great! My husband and I were totally impressed!...More

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Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

I appreciate you still taking the time to leave a review after your visit. We love serving up fresh, authentic Mexican food, but we love hearing what you think even more. I'm so glad that diabla special hit the spot and the margaritas were the...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

First time we went there my wife was pregnant . Today our son is 5 and we took him with us of course. Glad to see that what we remember most (friendly, prompt service, nice decor, and good food) have not changed. Fresh chips and...More

Thank QuirozLetsTravel
Carlos M, Owner at Jose's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

I'm honored you brought your son back for a trip down memory lane. It's great that we were still able to show you the same friendly, quick service you remembered and that the food was still delicious. I can assure you that we don't skimp...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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