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Jose's Cantina

1101 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1012
+1 906-643-1519
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (30 reviews)
“burrito” (15 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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1101 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stumbled upon this Michigan treasure when traveling the upper peninsula. The fish tacos are stellar (and that is coming from someone who does not like fish) The fajitas are delicious, and the chimichangas are fantastic! The service is very attentive, helpful,...More

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

Wow! Our greatest review to date. Thank you for all the positive feedback. We appreciate you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the best Mexican restaurant I have been. The chips and salsa were outstanding! Ordered the burrito and enchilda and they were both made from very fresh ingredients and delicious. The only negative is that the portions were rather small and I am...More

Thank tyrolgirl2015
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We’re always happy getting feedback from our customers. You’re right about the fresh ingredients and freshly made as you order it. We’re sorry hearing you were disappointed with the portions.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in again for dinner and it was yummy. I tried the fish tacos & my husband had a chicken wet burrito. Both were very good. His burrito was super jammed packed with chicken he could only eat half. My tacos were delish I...More

Thank LJ548
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your excellent review and feedback. We’re very proud of the food we serve and happy you enjoyed everything but our fresh homemade salsa.

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Tasty but expensive margaritas. They give free chips and salsa and the chips are awesome. Its like they were double fried. Hubby ordered the nachos and he said they are the best he's ever had, meat and cheese in the layers, not just on the...More

Thank Deb V
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

We appreciate your feedback. It helps understand where we are good and where we need possible changes. I assure you our prices reflect the quality of our ingredients. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Stop here for lunch the food service and margaritas were great I had the three taco platter which was yummy any my sister the seafood enchiladas which she enjoyed very much will definitely come back

Thank kat1755
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Great! We look forward to your return visit. Thanks for giving us an excellent review. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

OMG! The best Mexican food I have had, EVER! My husband and I just recently moved to the area and ventured over the Bridge for Mexican. We had the Chef's choice that night which included their #1 Fish Taco's. It was a great deal because...More

Thank sam1ant2
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

This might be my favorite review ever. Thank you so much for the high praise and acknowledging Roberto our chef. He not only is a great cook, but a really nice guy.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went to this Mexican restaurant thinking it was average but I was surprised how good it was great tasting food and drinks right on the lakefront

Thank Raymond B
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you. We appreciate you taking time posting a review about our restaurant. We glad we could surprise you with our good food and view.

Reviewed 25 September 2018

This place was next to our hotel and had great reviews so we decided to try it. The staff was wonderful and the wait time for our order was short. The food was wonderful and for the price 2 people could have eaten off my...More

Thank Bix20
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for this excellent review. We appreciate you taking time letting others know about your experience.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I had wanted Mexican all day. And in the off season they don't open up until 5. So we did things around town until they opened. So glad we did. The food was good. To much to pick from. My husband had a seafood chimichanga....More

Thank wcoult
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We had heard good things about Jose’s Cantina so we decided to take our guests there for lunch. We first checked the website for hours of operation which stated they open daily at noon. We drove an hour from our home to get there only...More

Thank Bdf3
Jo F, Manager at Jose's Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

So sorry for your experience. We do change our hours as soon as we know which week we will change them. Unfortunately the websites have their own timetable for updating theirs. We thank you for your feedback and will try next year to avert this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 18
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 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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