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Posted by Jill on 12/05/2011
I love Mexican food but struggled finding a great place to go to/order from that wasn't overpriced or overzealous with their menu the past 5 years I've lived in Philly. Jose's is good at EVERYTHING I've tried since going there -- quesadillas, crunchy or soft tacos, enchiladas, gorditas; everything tastes fresh and incredible even when delivered. Definite gem, and super authentic. Great service too! Recommend to anybody.
Posted by David on 09/20/2011
Absolutely delicious food! If you are looking for a "hole in the wall" with authentic Mexican food that tastes great then this is it. Driving to the place would worry most because the area is definitely not upscale. The restaurant is a plain, rectangular corner building with a small sign over the door. The employees are very personable unlike most Mexican restaurants the employees spoke and understood English very well, which actually gave me a wrong first impression thinking if they speak English this well, they can't make good Mexican food. That impression was as wrong as it was prejudiced. They have a vast menu. Tacos with every filling you could imagine except ground beef, which disappointed my wife only up until she took the first taste of her Chorizo. She found the Chorizo to be perfect. The restaurant is only slightly bigger than the space needed for the kitchen so the "dine in" area is nearly inside the kitchen. You could watch them make your meal from the table and my wife noticed everything was prepared fresh as needed. The wait time from ordering to food on the table was acceptable. I could be wrong but I think the owners live in an apartment right off the corner of the restaurant because as we waited I witnessed a woman come out, make something to eat then brought it back into the apartment. I am under the impression this is what a restaurant in Mexico would be like. There was no fancy decor, no Mexican blankets, no Mariachi singers, no morracas or any of that stuff you see in a commercialized place. I received excellent food at a decent price with good service. I would definitely go back again. Don't be turned off by location or lack of the commercialized look. If you are in the mood for great Mexican food don't miss this place. Just remember to bring cash!
Posted by Nat on 11/26/2010
I'm so glad I finally found this place. The truth is that the chefs really honor where they are coming from! I'm vegetarian and in general there are no many choices in Mexican restaurants but here, there's more than one thing I can eat and it is really well made. Gorditas, burritos, tacos, huaraches... so good!
Posted by 08/15/09 Never Forget on 08/21/2010
Quite possibly the best out there. The first time I had the veggie burrito, it made Love to my mouth.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/14/2009
This is the best mexican place in the city!! I've only ever gotten delivery from them....but this is the best part about it! Delicious food that delivers!! I always get the tacos and the guacamole! Everyone should eat from Jose's
Posted by Anonymous on 07/24/2008
I go to Jose's on a semi-regular basis, and have never been disappointed. I've stopped trying to find a better mexican place. Santa Fe Burrito is good, the Cantina on Passyunk isn't bad either. There are a few other places with pretty good mexican food...but Jose's is the best. I think they put drugs in their Chorizo or something. Spicy Chorizo BurritoI've never had a better burrito. I love it.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/05/2008
In San Diego my neighbors are Mexican and they make the best food I have ever had in my life. Jose's tastes just like it!