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Mr. Taxi and co-workers are planning a night out this week and are thinking of going to Jose's on Sherman St. in Cambridge. Has anyone out there been and, if so, what did you have?

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  1. This is kismet - I'm going for dinner this week too and would love to hear some recommendations - besides the pitchers of margaritas.

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    1. re: gini

      Tried this place out tonight with a friend. The requisite chips, greasy, and salsa were fine - gaucamole was also ok. Friend had the mole enchiladas that were quite nice and I had a pork torta that was satifyingly greasy and crunchy. Food and drink both arrived quickly. Margaritas were quite watery, but all in all it was a nice evening and good neighborhood Mexican.

    2. Hi Taxi. We like Jose's, and have had a variety of dishes. I haven't been recently enough to offer some smart recs, except to say that their high-end margaritas are very nicely done. I will offer one small piece of advice, though. Don't arrive starving. As lovely a time as we usually have there, and as much as I like having a place like Jose's around (and as good as their hot fresh chips are), swift service is *really* not their forte. Just, you know, be prepared for that. Once we came to terms with this reality of the Jose's experience, we've had very nice and tasty times there.

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      1. re: litchick

        Thanks for replying. I will let Mr. Taxi know.

      2. i live nearby and have been several times. it has a cute atmosphere and, for the price, what i consider quite good food. i favor the enchiladas verdes but i've also had the burrito en adobo and it was great. i wish i could say i've tried the pozole but i haven't yet so any reports on that wld be welcome on my end.

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        1. re: hillarylauren

          I always do the enchilda verde too. It is weakness, I admit.

          1. re: smtucker

            ditto on the enchiladas verde. it's been a while but i liked the pozole too

        2. I remember liking their sopes with tinga de pollo/slow cooked chicken. Asking for recommendations didn't hurt.

          1. Hi,

            I've been to Jose's many times, although not in the past 6 months. However, I've always enjoyed my meals there. The Carne Asada is very tasty. They also have Tres Leches cake for dessert, which is very good. Don't worry, you should enjoy your meal.

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            1. re: mwk

              They also have a really nice salmon or red snapper filet in Veracruzana sauce, which in Jose's interpretation is peppers, onions, tomatoes, plenty of fresh cilantro, all bathed in verde sauce. I usually get that and it makes me feel less guilty about eating entire baskets of chips while waiting for the food. I agree with all posters that it's a solid and non-disappointing place overall!