Jose Tejas

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
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  • Erin L.
    "Blackened chicken fajita and margaritas absolutely delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Eòsaph U.
    "Camptown Shrimp appetizer."(4 Tips)
    Diana C.
    "Swordfish tacos with a Margarita on the rocks hit the spot"(17 Tips)
    Alexa M.
    "Love the chicken bandera!"(2 Tips)
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  • John C.
    John CaliMay 3, 2014
    Great food that's very affordably priced. The blackened chicken caesar salad is the best. Plus they start you with fresh warm nachos and salsa. I like to add the Pastelitos as an appetizer.
  • George H.
    George HeppelJune 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the gumbo. Great loaded fajitas. Jambalaya is very good. Best brewed iced tea around. Hot fresh salty chips and salsa. Camptown shrimp. You can't go wrong up and down the menu
  • Ali A.
    Ali AbediniMarch 11, 2016
    The best Fajitas, beef burro, and Campton shrimp on the US. I love this resturant. I used to go their branch in Delaware. They are really professional. It's my favorite restaurant ever.
    Upvoted Feb 19
  • Srikant K.
    Srikant KabseMay 27, 2016
    Great prices and great food that comes very quickly. Highly recommended. Wait time if you come during a busy period (ex. Friday/Saturday night), but nothing unreasonable.
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VelazquezFebruary 1, 2015
    Make sure you come early because the wait is always insane, but totally worth it. Try the chimichurri steak!!
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GJune 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty much always a wait for a dinner table but it goes by quickly. The quesadillas are ginourmous, definitely a full meal from the appetizer menu.
  • Gabriela D.
    Gabriela DeMassiApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burro, tostada grande, Route 66, tejas chicken, guac & salsa & blue cheese dressing. Everything on the menu is amazing besides the eggplant!!
  • Steena W.
    Steena WangNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If the place seems packed, try to get a spot at the bar or one of the cocktail area tables. You can still order food and won't have to deal with the wait.
  • Nicole
    NicoleDecember 18, 2012
    Get them to make u an Arnold Palmer. (ice tea lemonade) so good! All the food here is really good! Specially the queso!
  • Philip N.
    Philip NergesJuly 12, 2015
    I have been eating at the one in Woodbridge since the early 90s. I was so happy when I found this one with the same food and less wait times.
  • Tyler E.
    Tyler EsmarianJuly 31, 2016
    Very good for here for a cheap price! Soda cups are huge! Lively environment with loud music! Good for families!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerDecember 16, 2013
    Everything is delicious, particularly anything blackened. The Route 66 chopped salad is great for a lighter meal
  • Kit Kat🍫
    Kit Kat🍫June 7, 2012
    Had the salmon , big portions and awesome chips w salsa. Price was right too! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sandro I.
    Sandro InglezMay 14, 2013
    Awesome margaritas! Camp town shrimp is amazingly hot and tasty! Family friendly, loud and comfy...
  • Adam Z.
    Adam ZeisAugust 6, 2014
    My go-to place for Mexican. Always packed but always great. The house salad is ginormous!
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DrwiegaJune 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cajun burger just Make to tell the waiter that you want it medium well done or you'll get if medium rare
  • Mechel P.
    Mechel PavaMay 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The greatest, the freshest and most reasonably priced tex-mex food around. My ultimate favorite place.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MillerSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to take the family for some great, cheap eats. Many times my kids order off the regular menu and they still give them candy at the end!
  • Ian G.
    Ian GarroneJanuary 6, 2012
    They forgot to bring out an appetizer and instead sent out our entrees. Besides that, overall OK. I must say the Chips are pretty good.
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FJune 24, 2013
    Yummy food. Not authentic Mexican but you can't beat it for the prices!!! Always busy. Great service.
  • Cheyenne P.
    Cheyenne PaydarJanuary 11
    everything is delicious. i highly recommend the chicken bandera i get it almost every time
  • Sue S.
    Sue Sant'AnaFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gotta have the caking shrimp appetizer! loved this place since they opened the other in Woodbridge!
  • Marc F.
    Marc FregaDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazingly good food, great service and a extremely fair price.
  • Larry
    LarryMay 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Single order of fajitas big enough for two! Order an appetizer and one order of fajitas. Oh, and frozen effing margaritas!!!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SilvaniJune 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    James, the manager, is very friendly and helpful. He always ensures a pleasant experience.
  • Greg
    GregApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap and tasty, better than most of the casual dining places prevalent to north jersey
  • Ken
    KenApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The drinks are strong, and the food is extra spicy!
  • April L.
    April LazarusNovember 26, 2011
    The chips and salsa are crazy good and the jambalaya is a must have! Enjoy!
  • Margaret
    MargaretJune 11, 2012
    Enjoyed with friends. Great flour tortillas. Soft tacos is a must.
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RumoreSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice service! Food is great, anf the waiting situation is not as bad as it seems.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GlassmanMarch 25, 2012
    One of the best deals in the area. Also kid friendly (very loud).
  • Matt S.
    Matt SweetwoodMay 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Gaucho Chicken is great. Best chicken dish on menu.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KentMarch 26, 2013
    Most servers here are excellent. One dude is horrible. Despite repeated requests, he wouldn't clean the food off the table from the prior party. No way we could stay in such a filthy environment.
    Upvoted Feb 12
  • Ritvik M.
    Ritvik MNovember 24, 2012
    The Shrimp Comptown is to die for!
  • Steena W.
    Steena WangNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're getting a salad, ask for the Chipotle Lime sauce as a dressing.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HudnallJanuary 13, 2013
    Nice atmosphere. The food wasn't too bad either, however they need to learn how to make a Bloody Mary though behind the bar
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There's nothing bad on the menu here, but my favorites have got to be the fajitas and Louisiana Chicken.
  • Jade J.
    Jade JenningsMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the GULF COAST SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS!!! Soo good with the jumbilaya
  • merry v.
    merry vradenburghJanuary 22, 2015
    Haven't found a meal I haven't loved here...great great food and atmosphere
  • Emily H.
    Emily HabermanJune 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Kid friendly and you get two meals out of one.
  • Alexa M.
    Alexa MarieMay 8, 2011
    Love the chicken bandera! And the unlimited chips and salsa are a plus!!
  • Logan R.
    Logan RJuly 18, 2015
    The food is very good and there is a good selection of food
  • Marta J.
    Marta JoncaJune 26, 2011
    The perfect place to go for a girl's night out. Enjoy a melon margarita and Mexican food!
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VolantiFebruary 26, 2015
    Try the Beef Burros. Cheap and amazing.
  • Lorenzo
    LorenzoJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They took the fried plantains off the menu and replaced them with fries - a travesty.
  • Patrick E.
    Patrick EnnisSeptember 28, 2013
    Awesome margaritas! Try chicken Guadalajara! Yummy
  • Chris G.
    Chris GSeptember 29, 2012
    Servings are good for two! Gets really crowded on weekends.
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best Mexican food at cheap prices
  • Donna B.
    Donna Bavoso StoryJuly 7, 2013
    Eat at the bar if you can't wait for a table.
  • Diana C.
    Diana CSeptember 22, 2013
    Swordfish tacos with a Margarita on the rocks hit the spot
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon CMarch 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious, cheap and speedy!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SweetwoodNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Order the Grilled Salmon Salad Blackened. It is way better.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RobinsonJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best EATS anywhere - love the Blackened Catfish
  • Samantha K.
    Samantha KaplanJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Unusual vegetables in the veggie fajitas, but still delicious! No meal is complete without a margarita or Dos Equis.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LFebruary 18, 2014
    Blackened chicken fajita and margaritas absolutely delicious!
  • Alexis D.
    Alexis DiazAugust 1, 2015
    Very good food! Not the best service though. Waitress was very unprofessional. Manager was a sweetheart! Not sure if I'd try again.
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'RourkeJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One of, if not my favorite Mexican place. Chicken enchiladas and fish tacos are my vice.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LSeptember 21, 2016
    Gaucomole and pastelitas shine. I'm in love with the chimi verde sauce.
  • Theofili S.
    Theofili SakkaApril 26, 2012
    The corn chips so good and salty...yumiiiiiii
  • Dylan D.
    Dylan DJanuary 6, 2013
    Salsa is terrible, chips are awesome, sangria is so so, salads are kick ass.
  • Zoe S.
    Zoe SchwartzJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chicken tacos. Sauce is perfect😃
  • Laura K.
    Laura KibalaOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    House salad is a great inexpensive meal!
  • Noner
    NonerNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Eggplant Royal is fantastic.
  • Doris C.
    Doris CacoiloJanuary 7, 2013
    Soda comes in liter sized cups. Free refills ridiculous.
  • Cheryl Y.
    Cheryl YellenJune 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp and crawfish Caesar salad... every time.
  • JP M.
    JP MOSQUERA ✌March 31, 2013
    They can't make separate checks, so just split the bill at the end
  • Paola M.
    Paola MontelongoAugust 12, 2014
    Terrible. First they bring me the wrong dish, then they bring me the right one, burnt. My whole lunch hour was spent waiting on my food.. But the frozen margarita Grande was good...
  • Matt S.
    Matt SweetwoodMay 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    To be healthy replace beans, rice or fries with veggies
  • Lida P.
    Lida PolozaniSeptember 23, 2015
    Best food, margaritas by far
  • Marc C.
    Marc CollinsJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, great prices, waits can be long.
  • Tony
    TonyApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food made from scratch and has a west coast feel.
  • BrendaLis P.
    BrendaLis PerezMay 2, 2013
    The chicken quesadillas are awesome!
  • Tammy L.
    Tammy LoJuly 29, 2011
    Don't listen to them. The chilli rollenos is amazing
  • Hiren R.
    Hiren RanaMarch 23, 2013
    Good as always. Seafood enchiladas this time around.
  • Noner
    NonerMay 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheap food and a great bar. Go for the jambalaya for the side dish.
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BordenJanuary 29, 2016
    Great prices. Have long waits
  • Eòsaph U.
    Eòsaph UilleamOctober 2, 2010
    looking for something spicy and amazingly yummy? Camptown Shrimp appetizer. Awesome!
  • John R.
    John RiccaSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Happy hour at the bar and cocktail tables! Till 7
  • Tamara L.
    Tamara LeighJuly 3, 2013
    Ladies room stall walls and doors don't show feet ;)
  • MariaEirini H.
    Best chili that i have ever tasted
  • Lexi C.
    Lexi CJuly 26, 2015
    Fajitas, and free chips when you sit down
  • Laurence R.
    Laurence RidgwellApril 5, 2015
    Swordfish tacos, margaritas, Guac
  • Eric K.
    Eric KingFebruary 2, 2016
    Like the hostess redhead she hot
  • Roseann S.
    Roseann Schindler WexlerJune 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best blackened swordfish
  • Karen
    KarenSeptember 15, 2015
    Margaritas camptown shrimp tejas chicken fajitas
  • Rob H.
    Rob HesslerDecember 12, 2010
    Portuguese shrimp soup is amazing if you like some spice!!!!
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa ManhartJuly 17, 2015
    Margaritas, burros, chips, nachos
  • Pablo L.
    Pablo LopezAugust 25, 2012
    Add a little spice to your life best enquesadillas in town
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WeinraubJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for Lisa. She's the best!
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie CatalanoApril 10, 2015
    It was very fun! But not really family friendly
  • Dayle-Lishus
    Dayle-LishusMarch 4, 2012
    Why did the chip recipe change?! I miss the old delicious chips..
  • Elaine
    ElaineAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fajitas and margaritas in the area!
  • Amanda
    AmandaJanuary 19, 2013
    Get the half and half fajitas!
  • Rao D.
    Rao DevulapallyMay 19, 2013
    Empanadas with Golden Margarita are very good!
  • Stas
    StasJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Blackened catfish w/cornbread can't be beat!
  • Mike O.
    Mike OlsenOctober 2, 2011
    Call ahead to make sure they didn't run out of margaritas and guacamole
  • Ana S.
    Ana ShuteMarch 23, 2014
    This were the leftovers..lots of food!!!!
  • Eric K.
    Eric KingFebruary 2, 2016
    The red head hostess is so beautiful! !
  • Kris H.
    Kris HeirethDecember 29, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap fantastic tasting Louisiana Mexican food. 15 minute wait for a table for two on a Monday ;)
  • AJ R.
    AJ RiccardiOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best TexMex around
  • Guillermo A.
    El burrito es lo máximo
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