Most people have a strong preference when it comes to flour or corn tortillas, mild or hot salsa, and baked or deep-fried sombreros. Cap your appetite with today’s Groupon to José’s Mexican Restaurant in Cambridge. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican dinner fare for two people.
- For $20, you get $50 worth of Mexican dinner fare for a group of four or more.
Named Boston’s best Mexican restaurant in 2011 by readers of El Planeta newspaper, José’s Mexican Restaurant curries favor by importing the culinary traditions of a small farming town in the mountains of southern Mexico. Chef Carlos Mendez’s family members bustle by while patrons peruse the dinner menu for spicy starters such as homemade jalapeño poppers ($6.95/five), which burst with more cheesy flavor than a confetti cannon loaded with pepper jack. Mole—a complex brown sauce comprised of ground chilies, chocolate, tortillas, and spices—coats chicken enchiladas ($11.95), and a choice of sauces, including tomatillo or chipotle, accompanies two cornhusk-steamed pork tamales ($12.95). To craft Doña Reyna’s original recipe for chilies rellenos ($15.95), chefs stuff poblano peppers with morsels of steak, then batter, deep-fry, and dress the chilies with salsa verde or traditional seasonings. José’s Mexican Restaurant resembles a home, except for its uncommon lavender siding and neon-colored interior walls. In the dining room, Mexican-style paintings create an authentic ambiance, and an abundance of cacti imitate Gumby as they pose along the walls.
José's Mexican Restaurant
Jose's Mexican Restaurant is truly a family operation. At any given time, you might find mom in the kitchen making tamales; dad taking inventory; or brothers and cousins greeting visitors and waiting tables. That unshakeable familial structure stems from the restaurant's Mexican roots—roots that also instilled Jose's chefs with an appreciation for fresh, local ingredients and time-honored cooking traditions. Guests reap the benefits of Jose's solidarity while sipping on margaritas and biting into classic dishes, such as the tamales del dia, featuring a pair of tamales steamed in corn husks and packed with different fillings each day.
131 Sherman St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140