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Jose's Cantina

1101 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1012
+1 906-643-1519
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“tacos” (23 reviews)
“chimichanga” (8 reviews)
“rice” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1101 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1012
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a group of ten, and the service was efficient and our food was served quickly. I loved the chicken fajitas and had enough for a meal the next day. My husband and the rest of our party all really liked their food as...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got into town late on the 4th of July. We needed something fast and good. We heard that Jose"s was across the street. So there were still open and a good sangrea and good dinner. The restaurant is right on the lake and got...More

Thank macgolf2012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Get better food at Taco Bell at half the cost. Food must have sat and cooled off before being delivered. Food quality was low, service was slow at best. Very disappointed if that is what the Mlive thinks is top quality.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this place!! Everyone enjoyed their meals...awesome tacos! We LOVED the shells for the tacos and Traverse City Margarita. The margarita is more like a cherry limeade with tequila :) The pork was flavorful in the carnitas. And whitefish tacos were great!

Thank katie b
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Mexican food. I have travelled extensively in Mexico, including the baja peninsula where fish tacos are the national dish. I am also a Michigan native, and I know my fish. When I arrived for lunch, the waitress raved about the fish tacos. They...More

Thank MichiganNaturelover
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had heard through a local how great the food was so we decided to give it a try. Husband had chicken chimichanga and I had the mango chicken tacos. Food was lukewarm at best, flavorless and service was poor. Owner was even present and...More

Thank judylaper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really wanted to try the fantastic food that won mlive first price in the UP, so few of my friend wanted try it, the meat was bland, we order appetizers and they did not arrive till our food was already served, we had to...More

Thank chilanga244
Jo F, Hostess at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for your feedback. We’re sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. Our food is authentic Mexican therefore less spicy seasonings are used in most dishes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, atmosphere and service. Dine while looking at the lake and Mackinac Island. Just down the strip out of town.

Thank Heather R
Jo F, Hostess at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this great review. We appreciate you taking time to share your experience with us. We do have great food, service, and view.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about how they won top 10 Mexican restaurants in the state honors so thought since we were up here we'd give them a try. The atmosphere was great, good view of the water and there was music. Wife had a cherry margarita and said...More

1  Thank GHAM2550
Jo F, Hostess at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry we didn’t meet your expectations for your dinner selections. We’re glad the rest of your experience was good and thanks for giving us a try.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great. Other options to Mexican if you want a little bit of selection. Our food came lightning fast and the staff was very friendly. Location is right on the main street. Options to eat indoors or outdoors.

Thank bworm
Jo F, Hostess at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this great review. We appreciate your compliments on the service, view and how efficient our kitchen staff is for getting the food out. Every meal is cooked and prepared when ordered nothing is prepackaged.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 18
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: +1 906-643-1519
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We are a full serve Mexican restaurant. Our head chef Roberto Gallo has received awards for his Great Lakes Whitefish Tacos and many rave reviews about his sauces all made from scratch.
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