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Jose's Mexican Cafe and Cantina Location / Contact:
1134 Koko Head Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 732-1833
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Web Site: http://joseshonolulu.com
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Today, Jose's is still serving up great Mexican dishes and refreshing margaritas on 1134 Kokohead Avenue in Kaimuki, Hawaii.

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DINNER MENU
Dinner at Jose's
Dinner is served at Joses's from 5pm daily. Enjoy your first basket of fresh made daily corn tortilla chips compliments of Jose's.
Combinaciones Mexicano
Mix and Match One, Two or Three of the following items: Enchilada, Relleno, Soft or Crispy Taco, Tostada, Tamale. Served with beans and Spanish rice. Add $1.00 each for beef or chicken in an enchilada or tostada.
Jose's Homemade Salsas
It's your choice! Jose's has three homemade salsas made from our Mom's recipes made fresh daily. Choose from red salsa, red with cilantro salsa or green chile salsa.
Jose's Homemade Sauces
Choose from ranchera Sauce-a light sauce with strips of bell pepper, onions, crushed tomatoes and celery, or Red Chile Sauce-a mild sauce made from red chile peppers.
Appetizers (Appertivos) Are You Macho Enough?
  • Cheese Quesadilla
    Two flour tortillas filled with cheese and grilled to a golden brown. EXTRA Toppings: Add green chile peppers, onions, taco beef, chicken, guacamole, or sour cream.
  • Vegetable Quesadilla
    Two flour tortillas filled with cheese, sautéed broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms, topped with sour cream.
  • Snow Crab Quesadilla
    Two flour tortillas filled with snow crab, topped with sour cream.
  • Carne Con Queso
    Chunks of beef with mild green chilies, topped with melted cheese.
  • Taquitos
    Three corn tortillas filled with Shredded Beef or Chicken and deep-fried. Served with sour cream and guacamole.
  • New York Steak
    Char Broiled New York Steak, sliced pupu style.
  • Shrimp Mazatlan
    Seven gourmet breaded Fantail Shrimp deep-fried crisp and served with Jose's shrimp sauce.
  • Mexican Pizza
    A crisp flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce, taco beef and melted cheese, served with sour cream and guacamole.
  • Potato Skins - Vegetarian
    Five Potato Skins filled with spinach and mixed vegetables topped with melted cheese. Served with sour cream and guacamole.
  • Potato Skins - Mexican
    Five Potato Skins filled with taco beef and chicken topped with melted cheese. Served with sour cream and guacamole.
  • Bean Dip
    Refried beans covered with melted cheese, onions and green chile peppers. Served with a basket of tortilla chips.
  • Guacamole
    Avocado dip served with a basket of corn tortilla chips.
  • Nachos
    Corn tortilla chips covered with refried beans, melted cheese, green chile peppers and onions.
  • Jalapeno Nachos
    Corn tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and jalapeno slices.
  • Macho Nachos
    Corn tortilla chips covered with refried beans, melted cheese, green chile peppers, onions, Ground Beef or Chicken and topped with tomatoes, olives, sour cream and guacamole.
Seafood (Comida Del Mar) For Seafood Lovers!
  • Snow Crab Enchilada
    Two snow crab enchiladas covered with Ranchera sauce and melted cheese, topped with sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Burrito Del Mar
    Snow Crab burrito covered with ranchera sauce, melted cheese and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Mahi Mahi De La Paz
    Broiled Mahi Mahi covered with a tomato herb sauce, sautéed bell peppers and onions. Served with your choice of two of the following: refried beans, Spanish rice or steamed vegetables.
  • Fish Tacos (Mahi Mahi)
    Two Mahi Mahi soft corn tacos served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
Beef and Pork Specialties (Platillos De Carne)
  • New York Carne Asada
    A charbroiled Sterling New York steak topped with sautéed green chilies and onions. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • New York Steak
    A charbroiled New York steak served with French fries and vegetables.
  • Hamburguesa Americana
    A 100% ground beef patty garnished with lettuce, tomato and onion. Served with tossed salad or French fries.
  • Chuletas de Puerco (Pork Chops)
    Two grilled pork chops served with refried beans, Spanish rice and corn tortillas.
Soup (Sopa)
  • Sopa de Albondiga
    Traditional Mexican meatball soup, freshly made with carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, zucchini and potatoes.
Salads (Ensaladas)
  • Original Taco Salad
    Your choice of seasoned 100% Ground Beef or Shredded Chicken on a layer of beans, topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and sliced black olives. Served in a crispy flour tortilla bowl. Topped with sour cream and guacamole.
  • Shrimp Taco Salad
    Shrimp topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sliced black olives in a crispy flour tortilla bowl. Topped with sour cream and guacamole.
Huevos Mexicanos
  • Huevos Rancheras
    Corn tortillas filled with cheese and chopped onion, covered with Ranchera sauce and melted cheese. Topped with two eggs. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • New Mexico Enchiladas
    Corn tortillas filled with cheese and chopped onion, covered with red Chile sauce and melted cheese. Topped with two eggs. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Chorizo con Huevos
    Two eggs scrambled with Mexican sausage. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
Enchiladas
  • Vegetable Enchilada
    Broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, celery, and onions sautéed with garlic butter and cilantro, wrapped in a flour tortilla and covered with Ranchera sauce, melted cheese and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Spinach Enchilada
    Fresh mushrooms, spinach and water chestnuts sautéed with garlic butter wrapped in a flour tortilla and covered with Ranchera sauce, melted cheese and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Two Chicken enchiladas topped with Ranchera sauce, melted cheese and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Cheese Enchilada Rancheras
    Two Cheese enchiladas topped with Ranchera sauce melted cheese, and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • The Whole Enchilada
    Three enchiladas - One Beef, One Chicken, and One Cheese. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
Fajitas
  • Original Fajitas
    Strips of chicken breast or top sirloin sautéed with bell pepper and onions. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice, sour cream and flour tortillas.
  • Shrimp Fajitas
    Tender prawns sautéed with bell peppers and onions Served with refried beans, Spanish rice, sour cream and flour tortillas.
Burritos Especiales
  • Burrito Ranchera
    Choose Beef or Chicken, cooked with mild green chiles, wrapped in a flour tortilla, covered with Ranchera sauce and melted cheese, topped with sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • New Mexican Burrito
    Choose Beef or Chicken, cooked with mild green chiles, wrapped in a floor tortilla, covered with red Chile sauce and melted cheese, topped with sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Jai's Burrito
    Choose 100% Ground Beef, Shredded Beef or Shredded Chicken with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mild green chilies, olives wrapped in a flour tortilla covered with your choice of Red or Ranchera sauce and melted cheese and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Jose's Quesadilla
    Choose Beef or Chicken topping, served on a flour quesadilla covered with mild green chiles and melted cheese. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Chimichanga
    Choose Shredded Beef or Chicken, wrapped in a flour tortilla, deep fried and topped with sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
Keiki Menu
All meals include a small soft drink.
  • The Long Board Burrito
    Bean and Cheese burrito served with nachos.
  • The Baja
    100% Ground Beef crunchy taco served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • The Cheesy Enchy
    Cheese enchilada covered in Ranchera sauce, served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Chihuahua Special
    Chicken Corn Dog served with French fries.
  • Mexican Grilled Cheeses
    Small cheese quesadilla served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
  • Pizza
    Cheese and pepperoni pizza.
  • Lil' Joe Special (3 years or younger)
    Small portion of refried beans and Spanish rice with ground beef on the side.
  • Keiki Sundae
    Choose Chocolate or Strawberry ice cream topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry.
  • Root Beer Float
    Root beer and two scoops of vanilla ice cream with whipped cream.
Desserts (Postres)
  • Flan
    Velvety Traditional Mexican Custard, served with a coffee liqueur topping if you desire.
  • Cheese Cake
    Enjoy with optional Strawberries in syrup.
  • Ice Cream
    Choose from Coffee or Vanilla
  • Traditional Sundae
    Vanilla Ice Cream served with your choice of Chocolate or Strawberry Topping
  • Jose's Sundae
    Enjoy Coffee Ice Cream, Coffee liqueur and Coconut
  • Capirotada
    Traditional Mexican Bread Pudding made with Toasted French Bread, Raisins, Walnuts, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar. Served warm over Vanilla Ice Cream.
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LUNCH MENU

Jose's serves lunch, Monday--Friday (excludes holidays) from 11:00 AM -- 2:30 PM.
Salads

  • Taco Salad
  • Seasoned 100% Ground Beef or Shredded Chicken on a layer of refried beans, topped with crisp lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes and sour cream. Served in a crispy flour tortilla bowl.
  • Shrimp Taco Salad
  • Shrimp served on top of shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and sliced black olives served in a crispy flour tortilla bowl.
  • Spinach Enchilada
  • Spinach enchilada topped with sour cream. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice.
Burgers and Fajitas
  • Hamburguesa Americana
  • 100% Ground Beef served on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and fries.
  • Taco Burger
  • Taco Seasoned Beef served on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and French fries.
  • Shrimp Burger
  • Three gourmet breaded fantail Shrimp, served on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, cocktail sauce and French fries.
  • Garden Burger
  • Garden burger served on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and French fries.
  • Original Fajitas
  • Strips of chicken breast or top sirloin sautéed with bell peppers and onions. Served with refried beans or Spanish rice, sour cream, lettuce and two flour tortillas.
  • Shrimp Fajitas
  • Tender prawns sautéed with bell peppers and onions. Served with refried beans or Spanish rice, sour cream, lettuce and two flour tortillas.
COMBINACIONES

Mix and match your favorite Jose's Mexican specialties! To add refried beans or Spanish rice to any lunch add $2.50. To add beef or chicken to enchiladas or tostadas add $1.00.

1. 3 Taquitos, refried beans or Spanish rice. Choose Shredded Beef or Chicken
2. Cheese Enchiladas, Soft or Crispy Taco, refried beans or Spanish rice
3. Soft or Crispy Taco, refried Beans and Spanish rice, Choose Shredded Beef, Ground Beef or Chicken
4. Cheese Enchilada, refried beans and Spanish rice
5. Chile Relleno, refried beans and Spanish rice
6. Bean Tostada, refried beans and Spanish rice
7. Combo Burrito, refried beans and Spanish rice, Choose Shredded Beef or Chicken
8. Beef or Chicken Tamale, refried beans and Spanish rice

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DRINKS AND MARGARITAS
Where Everybody Knows Your Name and Your Favorite Drink!
Happy Hour! and Theme Nights!
Happy Hour: Monday — Friday, 3pm – 6pm
  • • Theme Nights:
  • • Monday: Mexican Beer Night, All Mexican Beers on Special
  • • Tuesday: Kid's Night, One Kid Meal Free with the Purchase of each Adult Entree
  • • Wednesday: Gold Night, All Margaritas upgraded with Jose Cuervo Gold for Free
  • • Thursday: Fruit Margarita Night, All Fruit Margaritas on Special
American Beers (Cervezas)
Coors Light, Miller Lite, Bud Light, Budweiser
Imported Beers (Cervezas)
Tecate, Dos XX, Corona, Bohemia, Pacifico, Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial, Heineken, Heineken Light
Margaritas!
Regular: 8.5 oz., Grande: 16 oz., Pitcher: 32 oz.
  • • Classic Margarita
Tequila, Triple Sec shaken and served blended or rocks, salt on the rim. Delicious!
  • • Scratch Margarita
Tequila, Triple Sec, fresh squeezed limes! A real treat!
Margarita Specialties (All Served Grande! 16 oz.)
  • • Blue Marlin Margarita
Blue Curacao
  • • Back Bar Margarita
Cuervo Gold, Cointreau, OJ & Grand Marnier
  • • Chambord Margarita
Cuervo Gold, Chambord and sweet and sour
  • • Midori Margarita
Midori Liqueur
  • • Li-Hing Margarita
Li-Hing Mui
  • • Pomegranate Margarita
Pomegranate Liquor with Li-Hing Mui
Fruit Flavors
Choose from Banana, Strawberry, Peach, Pineapple, Mango or Pomegranate fruity flavors!
Premium Well Selections
Level Vodka, Bacardi, J&B, Beefeater, Christian Brothers, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Dewars,Bien Amigo, Seagrams Vodka, Bombay Gin
Wine
White Zinfandel, Chardonnay (House), Chardonnay (Robert Mondavi), Merlot, Ménage a Trois
Tequila
Jose's Quervo Traditional, Jose Quervo Gold, 1800 Reposado, Sauza Conmemorativo, Patron Silver, Asom Broso Silver, Tezon, Don Juilo, Cabo Wabo Reposado, Herradura, Cazadores, Milagro, and many more. Just ask!
Favorite Mixed Drinks
  • • Pina Coloda
Bacardi, rum, coconut, pineapple juice and cream
  • • Tequila Sunrise
Tequila, OJ, Grenadine, with a float of Galliano
  • • Mojito
Bacardi, fresh mint, lime and a splash of Soda.
  • • Jose's Coffee
Tequila, Coffee liqueur, brown sugar and coffee, topped with whipped cream and nutmeg.
  • • Lava Flow
Rum, pineapple and strawberry juices, and flaked coconut
Coffee & Tea
Choose from regular or tropical infused
Juice
Pineapple, Cranberry, Orange, Grapefruit, Tomato


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HOURS
  • Dining Room Monday - Saturday: 11am -- 10pm
  • Dining Room Sunday: 11am - 9pm
  • Cantina Friday & Saturday: open until 11pm

Happy Hour
  • Monday - Friday: 3pm -- 6pm

Holidays
  • Easter
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Events
  • Cinco De Mayo on May 5
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The History Behind Jose's

Jose's Mexican Café and Cantina opened in November 1973 by the Martinez Family. Oldest brother, Joe, opened the La Paloma Mexican Restaurant on Kapiolani in 1966. The younger brothers and sisters followed Joe to Hawaii, moving one by one and working for Joe at La Paloma. After working for a few years, the younger brothers, and sisters decided to open Jose's in 1973. Jose's first cook was taught by Mom, Ina, using her own family recipes for enchiladas, salsa, Spanish rice and beans.



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Homestyle RecipesJose's Homestyle Salsas

Taste really authentic Mexican flavor from our salsas to our enchiladas made fresh daily for you. Jose's recipes were taught to us from our mother, Ina Martinez.
University of Hawaii Sports

Join Jose's for UH Warrior Sports Live! Name your UH Sport -- chances are we're watching it at Jose's! Football, basketball, volleyball, baseball Jose's has it all. Go Warriors!
Jose's UH Bus to Warrior Home Games

Cheer for the University of Hawaii Warriors at Aloha Stadium. Ride Jose's bus to and from the game for only $10! The bus leaves from Jose's an hour before Kick Off. The bus fills up fast, so call 732-1833 early and reserve your seat!
NFL Football Games Live
Come join the gang at Jose's for NFL football live! Sundays we'll be open early serving up hot coffee and a special Mexican breakfast menu. Try the Mexican Loco Moco-a tasty all beef patty over freshly made Spanish rice, topped with homemade salsa. Yummy!

Takeout Orders
Call ahead and we'll have your order ready to go!
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