Jose Tejas

Mexican Restaurant, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
  • An N.
    "Chicken Burros are the best!!!!!"(8 Tips)
    Crissy C.
    "The Tejas chicken is slammin, and their chips and salsa are amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Joycee S.
    "Chicken guadalajara with jambalaya rice.. Yum!!!!"(4 Tips)
    Priyanka P.
    "gaucho chicken and chicken bandera.... Love these three things..."(4 Tips)
261 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • fajitas
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • authentic
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  • Lance B.
    Lance BoykinOctober 11, 2015
    Great atmosphere. Great food! The Chimichurri Steak is excellent. Swordfish Taco is great. Blackened Chicken Fingers are THE BEST! Sides are great, too (Jambalaya Rice). Great service & reasonable $.
  • Jorge S.
    Jorge SotoJuly 5, 2015
    This is the best meal there (at least thats my opinion) but the sauce is perfect and they get the type of meat you like very well and it comes with the side of either rice or French fries.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Joe B.
    Joe BuroJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite restaurant on Earth. Authentic Mexican and Cajun food in NJ! It's cheap to eat, around $25 per person including drinks. No dessert on the menu except birthday cake because you won't want it.
  • Jorge L.
    Jorge LastireDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place, food is awesome and service also. Blackened chicken is a must, margaritas and basically anything in the menu looks and taste great! Always a 20 minutes wait to have a table but it worth it
  • Ernie O.
    Ernie OportoAugust 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely the best Mexican food in town. They are always busy and have a giant line but the line moves quick and the food is worth the wait! Grab one of their awesome margaritas too!
  • Ronald P.
    Ronald ParkAugust 19, 2014
    Margaritas are excellent and not overpriced. The chicken Guadalajara is my favorite but never had a bad experience with anything else on the menu. Been coming here for 20 years and still love it.
  • Phyliss C.
    Phyliss CurtoFebruary 16, 2014
    Awesome food, most meals are under $10, you get plenty, enough for leftovers. Sangria is the bomb!! Chips and salsa are fresh, if your lucky your chips will be smoking hot at your table.
  • Breeanna T.
    Breeanna TaipinaAugust 24, 2015
    My mom loves it here I so do I it's great for youth and their food is amazing and the smell when you're in your car you can't resist the food you did it brings you in it's amazing
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CottinghamAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good, good food and service at reasonable prices. No reservations are accepted and always busy regardless of day and time so be prepared to wait for a table.
  • Lebedeva N.
    Lebedeva NatashaMay 13, 2012
    The best authentic Mexican restaurant out there! You have to try their margaritas, guacamole, fajitas and steak. No regrets! Great prices! No deserts tho, but no need for it
  • Nat P.
    Nat PiccioneApril 2, 2015
    Margaritas are good cheap! Blacked catfish fajitas yummy! The best guacamole! The apps are good. There's nothing to complain! Go go go ! Cheap but delish!
  • Sara G.
    Sara GaonaMarch 1, 2014
    Be ready to wait at least an hour for a table but it's totally worth it! Food is delish & service is great!
    honeywhatscooking.comApril 11, 2015
    Better Mexican restaurants in Jersey. Good Swordfish Tacos, yummy Corn & Black Bean Empanadas, & insanely good Margaritas.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ESeptember 14, 2011
    Well known for Cinco De Mayo and margaritas. Their food is delicious especially their enchiladas and fajitas. Tip: Call or reserve a spot bc the place gets packed quickly.
  • Tim T.
    Tim TrautmannAugust 9, 2014
    It's kind of like Chevy's. Tex-Mex, good margaritas, tasty and fresh tortilla chips. Good vegetarian options on the back of the menu. The empanadas were good.
  • Diana F.
    Diana FiOctober 28, 2012
    Delicious. Portion sizes are ridiculously large for the price, I was not prepared for that and ordered an appetizer and an entrée. Now I have food for a week!
  • Chel C.
    Chel CastelNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Apps: Pastelitos, Queso, Blackened Chix Fingers, and Camptown Shrimp. For entree I get blackened chix fajita. Their fries are also pretty good.
  • Dee💗Stacy
    Dee💗StacyOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cheese quesadillas. Good everything and good prices. However order guacamole with chips bc it's bigger then the side they give you with quesadillas
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PerryJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Tejas Chicken appetizer elevates traditional wings by lightly frying and putting them on skewers - SO, SO, SO good! The chicken burro never disappoints either.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HealyOctober 24, 2011
    Excellent for groups and families. The wait for a table is ridiculous but the frozen margaritas and free chips w salsa help to ease that pain. :-)
  • Lauren V.
    Lauren VSeptember 29, 2011
    It gets super crowded so be prepared to wait..but its sooo worth it!!! Amazing food, great service, fun atmosphere!! Can't ask for anything more!!
  • Justin M.
    Justin MaloneNovember 29, 2016
    The margaritas are great here! The food is very tasty but salty. The salt makes you drink more margaritas and the margaritas make you eat more. Enjoyed my meal.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McCookMay 6, 2012
    Been going here since they opened in the 90's. The best fajitas you'll ever have. Don't bother getting them anywhere else. You'll just end up disappointed! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Rrona A.
    Rrona AhmaAugust 5, 2016
    Strawberry margaritas and beef fajitas are perfect!!! And of course the warm chips.
  • James C.
    James CMarch 16, 2013
    Shrimp camp town sauce is amazing you will cut the waiters arm off if he tries to take it. Really good food just crazy busy.
    honeywhatscooking.comApril 10, 2016
    Out of this world Chicken Burro (burrito). Love the red enchilada sauce.
  • Amit T.
    Amit TikyaniJanuary 6, 2016
    Amazing atmosphere with large servings. Place was very busy and the wait was long. However you can pass time at the bar.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.August 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with the empanadas -- fresh and crispy, oh so good
  • Tobin M.
    Tobin MadathilJune 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    try the frozen margarita along with blackened catfish and crawfish quesadilla...
  • K. cappa W.
    K. cappa WayMay 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you come to Tejas on a night or weekend, don't come hungry, come "almost hungry". The wait will mitigate your hunger.
  • Joanne B.
    Joanne BokserJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a reason this place is always on a wait! Inexpensive great food! Try the pastelitos, they're unreal!
  • Stephen
    StephenAugust 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Flank Steak with Chimichurri Verde and the best fries you will ever eat.
  • Teresa M.
    Teresa MansbachMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ignore the tip for frozen sangria, it's tastes like cheap wine. Go for the Gold margarita they use patrons for all their margaritas
  • Agnes G.
    Agnes GypsybloodMarch 16, 2013
    Vegetarian delicious! Eggplant deep fried with nuts & cheese sauce
  • DJ Insomnia
    DJ InsomniaJuly 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't beat the blackened chicken fajitas! Make sure you show up an hour early, the wait is loooooong!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle McTamneyJuly 20, 2010
    Chicken guadalahara - absolutely my favorite. And they have an appetizer that we never miss - something flambado. Chorizo maybe. Cheese and fresh soft fluffy tortillas. Mmm.
  • Karen D.
    Karen DaloiaJuly 25, 2011
    You must get here before 5 at night unless you like loooong waiting. But it's so worth it. Just the tenas chicken alone.
  • Eva
    EvaJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything! Tejas chicken, fajitas, cornbread, piña coladas are all great!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley ScalzulliJanuary 14, 2016
    I always get chicken or steak and it's delicious, but my family goes there and my mom gets fish and everything is awesome
  • Harold C.
    Harold CabezasMarch 8, 2012
    Try the Swordfish Tacos With Grilled Avocado - Can't go wrong @ Joe Texas. Dinner for my daughter & her mother. #HappyInternationalWomensDay
  • Mike M.
    Mike McginlayDecember 10, 2011
    order the Chicken Burros! hasn't failed me yet. WARNING: Blackened Chicken is the spiciest dish on the menu. Eat with caution
  • 🚒🚨Scott
    🚒🚨ScottSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks are the best here food. Is awesome. Just like being in CA eating Mexican
  • Nicky P.
    Nicky PetroniAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The blackened chicken fajitas are amazing! Not to mention the endless chips and salsa
  • Crystal O.
    Crystal OliverSeptember 25, 2013
    The corn/bean empanadas were delicious! As well as the catfish fajitas..Good Food!
  • the Dave
    the DaveSeptember 21, 2011
    Chicken burros w/ jambalaya with almost any margarita...and salsa so good I could drink it with a straw
  • Sagar H.
    Sagar HatekarApril 4, 2012
    Simply amazing authentic mexican fare. For vegetarian options, try the Veggie Burrito or Vegetarian Fajita!
  • Krystal V.
    Krystal VadharMarch 20, 2015
    The few vegetarian options aren't flexible. However the margaritas and chips/salsa make up for everything
  • Maria B.
    Maria BMay 30, 2013
    Blackened swordfish or brisket burritos and frozen Margarita on top - the BEST!
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShadisMarch 17, 2012
    Call in advance, especially on weekends. Place fills up FAST. Great margaritas and fajitas!
  • Shao433
    Shao433July 9, 2011
    Great place, long lines. All the waiters are american and the guy cleaning the tables are the only mexican go fig.
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