Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jose O'Shea's

Jose O'Shea's is known to deliver the best Mexican Food in Lakewood, Colorado since 1978.  I was recently in Denver for a work conference, and this vibrant restaurant was directly across from our hotel.  The parking lot seemed to be full each night, so a couple coworkers and I walked across the street one night to scope it out.

It was quite crowded inside, but we did not wait too long for a table. Our server, Josh, was super friendly and hospitable.  He was very patient and answered all our questions.  We noshed on the fresh chips and salsa brought out to the table as we perused the expansive menu.

Too many items to pick from, I decided upon a classic dish that I love - Enchiladas Suizas - with tender marinated chicken covered in cheese and green tomatillo sauce.  The plate was huge with a generous portion of refried beans and Mexican rice on the side.  The flavors were spot on and not too spicy. I managed to eat most of my plate.  My colleagues dined on other classics such as beef chimichanga and steak fajita burrito.  Also to be noted, is Jose's Famous Chicken Soup.  My boss ordered this soup to start and was warned by the server that it was very hot and spicy. Being a fan of spice, she ordered it anyways and after a couple spoonfuls we watched as her eyes began to water and her lips numb.  She stated it was very good with nice chunks of chicken, but maybe just a few too many peppers, even for her high tolerating palate.  She thought it would be good eaten over a large bowl of rice, and even took the rest back with her to snack on later on.

The interior design was festive and colorful with interesting aspects such as the wood paneled ceiling and stone walls.  Another highlight is the reasonable price compared to the amount of food you receive.  Overall, the service and food were pretty decent, even for this chain-like Mexican restaurant. 

Total Rating: 3.875
Food: 3.5, Price: 4.5, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

What I ate:
Enchiladas Suizas
chicken enchiladas covered with cheese and green tomatillo sauce
served with Mexican rice, refried beans, and sour cream

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