Jose & Tony's Mexican Food

★★★★☆

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I'm going to start off by telling you that I do work at Jose & Tony's. And, I'm saddened by all the horrible things said about us. Most of the reviews are older and we definitely changed our service and appearance over the last three

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I'm going to start off by telling you that I do work at Jose & Tony's. And, I'm saddened by all the horrible things said about us. Most of the reviews are older and we definitely changed our service and appearance over the last three

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Great wings! They have a good variety of flavors to choose from. I also enjoy the buffalo chicken wrap. They have a great wing and margarita special on Mondays. Can't beat it! And the bartender is very friendly.

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Great wings! They have a good variety of flavors to choose from. I also enjoy the buffalo chicken wrap. They have a great wing and margarita special on Mondays. Can't beat it! And the bartender is very friendly.

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Dogsh!t might be tastier. For some reason I recall that this place use to be better. How it continues to keep its doors open is beyond me! If you want to get something to drink, there are much better options around the area. If you

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★★★★★

Dogsh!t might be tastier. For some reason I recall that this place use to be better. How it continues to keep its doors open is beyond me! If you want to get something to drink, there are much better options around the area. If you

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i officially have had the worst food ever... jose and tony's more like sweaty disgusting fat body and bug sauce.. are shittin me, mexican food?.. a zagnut bar would be gourmet compared to your styrofoam plates and cheese whiz sauce. i

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★★★★★

i officially have had the worst food ever... jose and tony's more like sweaty disgusting fat body and bug sauce.. are shittin me, mexican food?.. a zagnut bar would be gourmet compared to your styrofoam plates and cheese whiz sauce. i

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This place opened in the late 1960's and was one of the first mexican resturants in the city. I thought it was good back then, either I just didn't know any better back then or it has really gone down hill. It's a shame, the food is way

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This place opened in the late 1960's and was one of the first mexican resturants in the city. I thought it was good back then, either I just didn't know any better back then or it has really gone down hill. It's a shame, the food is way

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Jose and Tony's is a decent place to grab a beer, just don't eat the food. I paid maybe 7 or 8 bucks only to receive a crusty, dry and burned "enchilada" on a styrofoam plate with plastic silverware. The guys in the kitchen literally slopped some crap on a plate that was sitting out all day, nuked it in the microwave, then called us to come get it at the counter, at which point they all went outside to smoke. Not only is the food awful, but so is the service.

Do yourself a favor: heat up a Hot Pocket, punch yourself in the face, then throw $10 in the garbage- it'll save you the time and shame of eating at Jose and Tony's.

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★☆☆☆☆

Jose and Tony's is a decent place to grab a beer, just don't eat the food. I paid maybe 7 or 8 bucks only to receive a crusty, dry and burned "enchilada" on a styrofoam plate with plastic silverware. The guys in the kitchen literally slopped some crap on a plate that was sitting out all day, nuked it in the microwave, then called us to come get it at the counter, at which point they all went outside to smoke. Not only is the food awful, but so is the service.

Do yourself a favor: heat up a Hot Pocket, punch yourself in the face, then throw $10 in the garbage- it'll save you the time and shame of eating at Jose and Tony's.

Pros: none whatsoever.

Cons: everything: no service, crappy food

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I'm sorry.... I hardly EVER give bad reviews... BUT THIS PLACE DOES NOT HAVE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD! I had the WORST tacos EVER here... The wings were the only thing I could stomach! Everything was mushy and overcooked... If you want REAL authentic Mexican food go to Mexico City in Downtown!

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm sorry.... I hardly EVER give bad reviews... BUT THIS PLACE DOES NOT HAVE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD! I had the WORST tacos EVER here... The wings were the only thing I could stomach! Everything was mushy and overcooked... If you want REAL authentic Mexican food go to Mexico City in Downtown!

Pros: Wings... Maybe

Cons: THE "MEXICAN" FOOD!!!

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This place is absolutely aweful!! The food is dry and tastes like it was cooked in a microwave! This is no where near authentic mexican food. There are good Mexican Restaurants in Pittsburgh now, expand your horizons!!! Mexico City downtown is a great start!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is absolutely aweful!! The food is dry and tastes like it was cooked in a microwave! This is no where near authentic mexican food. There are good Mexican Restaurants in Pittsburgh now, expand your horizons!!! Mexico City downtown is a great start!

Pros: nothing

Cons: terrible food, bad service

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I try not to read reviews prior to going to a restaurant and I did read some today and tried to stay positive. Unfortunately, those who gave it a poor rating were spot on. I thought I remember the food being good, this being over 10 years ago. The refried beans were worse than the stuff we have on occasion at home. Very disappointing for the prices charged for enchilada plate and burrito. Should've went to Atria's.

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★☆☆☆☆

I try not to read reviews prior to going to a restaurant and I did read some today and tried to stay positive. Unfortunately, those who gave it a poor rating were spot on. I thought I remember the food being good, this being over 10 years ago. The refried beans were worse than the stuff we have on occasion at home. Very disappointing for the prices charged for enchilada plate and burrito. Should've went to Atria's.

Cons: thumbs down.

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It's been a while since I've been there and for good reason. It's basically gringo fare that isn't really Mexican: you know, the kind that has bland ground beef with the orange cheese, refried beans from a can, and iceberg lettuce that has little to do with the cuisine from any of the many cooking regions of Mexico. Its advantages are that it is cheap, family friendly, and the beer is decently priced. Last time I was there they served most food in weird black plastic containers, but this may have changed. With a menu and ingredient edit, it could improve. I'm assuming the proprietor(s) serve this version of "Mexican" since that's what most Americans buy and think is Mexican, but if they did some research (there are books out there), they could improve the menu while still keeping it low-key, and actually increase sales... The neighborhood has some other restaurants within walking distance too, but none that are Mexican.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's been a while since I've been there and for good reason. It's basically gringo fare that isn't really Mexican: you know, the kind that has bland ground beef with the orange cheese, refried beans from a can, and iceberg lettuce that has little to do with the cuisine from any of the many cooking regions of Mexico. Its advantages are that it is cheap, family friendly, and the beer is decently priced. Last time I was there they served most food in weird black plastic containers, but this may have changed. With a menu and ingredient edit, it could improve. I'm assuming the proprietor(s) serve this version of "Mexican" since that's what most Americans buy and think is Mexican, but if they did some research (there are books out there), they could improve the menu while still keeping it low-key, and actually increase sales... The neighborhood has some other restaurants within walking distance too, but none that are Mexican.

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I actually couldn't believe how bad the food was. I am not that picky, and I wasn't expecting that much since it's just a local bar. But honestly, my burrito was cold and gummy and disgusting. My husband's meal was just as bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

I actually couldn't believe how bad the food was. I am not that picky, and I wasn't expecting that much since it's just a local bar. But honestly, my burrito was cold and gummy and disgusting. My husband's meal was just as bad.

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They have the best mexican food since the closing of chi-chi's. The california burrito and taco salad are great.

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★★★★★

They have the best mexican food since the closing of chi-chi's. The california burrito and taco salad are great.

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Jose and Tony's is a great neighborhood joint. I have been going there for over 10 years and never had bad food or service. You get quality food for a reasonable price.

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★★★★★

Jose and Tony's is a great neighborhood joint. I have been going there for over 10 years and never had bad food or service. You get quality food for a reasonable price.

Pros: prices, service

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I can?t believe that anybody could possibly write a positive review of this place that calls itself a Mexican Restaurant. I saw a review that said ?Fast Mexican Food for the Easily Satisfied?. I am evidently not easily satisfied!!! When I spend over $30 on a dinner I expect a little more than paper plates and plastic ware.
The service was terrible. Me and my fiancee were told that our orders were ?Interesting? after we ordered a steak quesadilla and a burrito with extra cheese. After waiting for 20 minutes I realized that we were missing something that is in my experience pretty common in most Mexican Restaurants--Chips and Salsa. When I asked the girl at the ordering stall if we were to receive complimentary chips and salsa or if they were extra, she looked at me very confused like and asked do you mean with cheese? After brief silence, I told her that I just wanted the chips and salsa, and she acted very confused like, as to say why would you come to a Mexican Restaurant and order such a thing? Then she charged me $3 for bagged, stale chips and mediocre salsa.
Then when we finally got our meal we were briefly amazed that they were on paper plates and that the quality of the food was slightly better than Taco Bell or QDoba.
Very disappointing!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I can?t believe that anybody could possibly write a positive review of this place that calls itself a Mexican Restaurant. I saw a review that said ?Fast Mexican Food for the Easily Satisfied?. I am evidently not easily satisfied!!! When I spend over $30 on a dinner I expect a little more than paper plates and plastic ware.
The service was terrible. Me and my fiancee were told that our orders were ?Interesting? after we ordered a steak quesadilla and a burrito with extra cheese. After waiting for 20 minutes I realized that we were missing something that is in my experience pretty common in most Mexican Restaurants--Chips and Salsa. When I asked the girl at the ordering stall if we were to receive complimentary chips and salsa or if they were extra, she looked at me very confused like and asked do you mean with cheese? After brief silence, I told her that I just wanted the chips and salsa, and she acted very confused like, as to say why would you come to a Mexican Restaurant and order such a thing? Then she charged me $3 for bagged, stale chips and mediocre salsa.
Then when we finally got our meal we were briefly amazed that they were on paper plates and that the quality of the food was slightly better than Taco Bell or QDoba.
Very disappointing!!!

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This is the worst Mexican food I have ever eaten. I paid $6.00 for something I could have got at Taco Bell. Both the chicken and beef were overcooked (and by overcooked I mean sitting on a stove cooking for 12 hours), everything was DRENCHED in cheese and some disgusting sauce...and this place can't even spring for real plates or utensils...or even MENUS...I will never eat here again and seriously wish I could get my six bucks back.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst Mexican food I have ever eaten. I paid $6.00 for something I could have got at Taco Bell. Both the chicken and beef were overcooked (and by overcooked I mean sitting on a stove cooking for 12 hours), everything was DRENCHED in cheese and some disgusting sauce...and this place can't even spring for real plates or utensils...or even MENUS...I will never eat here again and seriously wish I could get my six bucks back.

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The food here was always really good and there is a lot to choose from on the menu. The customer service is OKAY at best, in that I do not think the staff was overly friendly but my food was prepared quickly and was hot and delicious. If you are looking for great food at reasonable prices this would be a nice place to check out.

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★★★★☆

The food here was always really good and there is a lot to choose from on the menu. The customer service is OKAY at best, in that I do not think the staff was overly friendly but my food was prepared quickly and was hot and delicious. If you are looking for great food at reasonable prices this would be a nice place to check out.

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Jose and Tony's is a great neighborhood/bar eatery. Most of the entries have been about the mexican food..........which is good too........................but if you haven't tried their wings, you are definitely missing out!!!!!

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Jose and Tony's is a great neighborhood/bar eatery. Most of the entries have been about the mexican food..........which is good too........................but if you haven't tried their wings, you are definitely missing out!!!!!

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When I first moved to Pittsburgh a year and a half ago from Los Angeles, one of my co-workers told me to try Jose and Tony's for some great Mexican food. I went not long after and was bitterly disappointed. I am all for hole-in-the-wall places; in fact, I often think they have better food. But the best way I can explain Jose & Tony's on the night I went was it was 2 white guys and a jar of cheese whiz. Maybe I am spoiled growing up in a predominently Mexican city where the food was amazing, but I haven't found anything comparible to me in this town and this place was the least satisfying of all. Very bland and uninteresting. I don't feel it should not be a top 10 Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh (but perhaps that is because there are only about 10 Mexican restaurants in Pittsburgh to begin with!) Save your money and go to El Campesino, La Fiesta, or Old Mexico of Washington. They are vastly better options.

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When I first moved to Pittsburgh a year and a half ago from Los Angeles, one of my co-workers told me to try Jose and Tony's for some great Mexican food. I went not long after and was bitterly disappointed. I am all for hole-in-the-wall places; in fact, I often think they have better food. But the best way I can explain Jose & Tony's on the night I went was it was 2 white guys and a jar of cheese whiz. Maybe I am spoiled growing up in a predominently Mexican city where the food was amazing, but I haven't found anything comparible to me in this town and this place was the least satisfying of all. Very bland and uninteresting. I don't feel it should not be a top 10 Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh (but perhaps that is because there are only about 10 Mexican restaurants in Pittsburgh to begin with!) Save your money and go to El Campesino, La Fiesta, or Old Mexico of Washington. They are vastly better options.

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This is a very relaxed atmosphere restaurant. I like the very extensive menu and the willingness of the staff to handle special requests. This is non-chain food at a good price. Very good. They have added a bar.

PROS: Excellent food quality & value for price
CONS: Limited on street parking

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★★★★★

This is a very relaxed atmosphere restaurant. I like the very extensive menu and the willingness of the staff to handle special requests. This is non-chain food at a good price. Very good. They have added a bar.

PROS: Excellent food quality & value for price
CONS: Limited on street parking

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Jose and Tony's is a well known landmark in the Mt Lebanon/Dormont area. The atmosphere,food, and staff are great. The food is more of a Tex Mex and they also have other nonmexican entrees. Off to the bar you go to enjoy a wonderful margarita or one of there many mexican beers. I would have to say overall that everyone should experience Jose and Tony's aleast once in their life. I have been doing so for 20 years.

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Jose and Tony's is a well known landmark in the Mt Lebanon/Dormont area. The atmosphere,food, and staff are great. The food is more of a Tex Mex and they also have other nonmexican entrees. Off to the bar you go to enjoy a wonderful margarita or one of there many mexican beers. I would have to say overall that everyone should experience Jose and Tony's aleast once in their life. I have been doing so for 20 years.

Pros: nonsmoking avail., hours for food, big screen tv

Cons: Restrooms(1), Parking

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I've been going to Jose & Tonys since 1971 and think it is REALLY GOOD. Some may say, not authentic Mexican BUT for the money very good!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Jose & Tonys since 1971 and think it is REALLY GOOD. Some may say, not authentic Mexican BUT for the money very good!

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Jose & Tony's was originally opened by Steve Risen (former KQV rock dj). He only owned it for a short time then it was bought by two Pittsburgh Press employees. If you like real mexican food this is the place. The rest is Cal-Mex or Tex-Mex. If you are a real Pittsburgher this is Burg-Mex. Chili that makes you cry when you eat it! - Buritos that are overstuffed with ingredients and flavor. Take the time and eat there tonight!

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Jose & Tony's was originally opened by Steve Risen (former KQV rock dj). He only owned it for a short time then it was bought by two Pittsburgh Press employees. If you like real mexican food this is the place. The rest is Cal-Mex or Tex-Mex. If you are a real Pittsburgher this is Burg-Mex. Chili that makes you cry when you eat it! - Buritos that are overstuffed with ingredients and flavor. Take the time and eat there tonight!

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The food is GREAT and the staff is friendly. The bar has a "family" feel to it. I used to eat here all the time when I lived in Pittsburgh, now I go whenever we come back.

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The food is GREAT and the staff is friendly. The bar has a "family" feel to it. I used to eat here all the time when I lived in Pittsburgh, now I go whenever we come back.

Pros: good food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: needs more parking

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My husband and I have been eating here for more than 20 years! I have my favorites but we try new things- it get's better and better. It is the only restaurant that the whole family is totally happy (the one non-mexican son - the other is totally mexican. I was first introduced to this restaurant at the age of 17 when an exchange student from Mexico said it was the closest thing to what she was used to from home. She took us to a going away party there. My next experience was when I was first dating my husband. We eat here at least once a month (and we don't live that close). The food beats Chi-Chi's any day. There are things to try (like ask for a cup of their hot sauce). But -- if our family wants Mexican -- nothing will do but Jose's and Toni's.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been eating here for more than 20 years! I have my favorites but we try new things- it get's better and better. It is the only restaurant that the whole family is totally happy (the one non-mexican son - the other is totally mexican. I was first introduced to this restaurant at the age of 17 when an exchange student from Mexico said it was the closest thing to what she was used to from home. She took us to a going away party there. My next experience was when I was first dating my husband. We eat here at least once a month (and we don't live that close). The food beats Chi-Chi's any day. There are things to try (like ask for a cup of their hot sauce). But -- if our family wants Mexican -- nothing will do but Jose's and Toni's.

 

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