Joselito's Mexican Food

(818) 951-2275 | View Website

7308 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA | Directions   91042

34.249983 -118.291113

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm

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Tags: Brunch, Margaritas, Family-Friendly Dining

Cuisine: Mexican

Neighborhoods: Sunland, North Valley

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Joselito's Mexican Food
Joselito's Mexican Food

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L.A.'s Best Kept Secret! Serving Fresh Mexican Food since 1977

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Reviews for Joselito's Mexican Food

over a year ago

delicious!!! – I keep going back for more! By far My favorite Mexican Restaurant!!!

Great meals with great service. I love getting the enchiladas suiza with chicken and the albondigas soup is homemade goodness.

I also enjoy the Sunday Brunch they have- great selection and the most reasonably priced one I've ever seen :)

great little place!!!

over a year ago

AWESOME MEXICAN FOOD! – Joselito's in Tujunga is an awesome family owned Mexican restaurant. I have referred many family members and friends there and they are NEVER disappointed. The atmosphere is perfect, the staff is friendly and the margaritas are to die for! They have a great happy hour with a small buffet with everything from rice and beans to taquitos. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who loves authentic Mexican food!

over a year ago

best mex – happy food. happy people.

you'll be happy there too.

family friendly or romantic- it's both!

Known thru-out LA as one of the best spots for Mexican- i was impressed.

Had the Crispy Quesadilla- whoo! what a treat.

I also loved my margarita. The bill was very reasonable too.

over a year ago

carne asada done right – I love the carne asada at Joselitos. it's NY steak- not cheap meat like other mexican joints. Nothing is better than a great steak and a grande Margarita on the rocks.

over a year ago

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT NORTH OF THE BORDER – I found Joselito's by looking in different restaurant review websites. Joselito's won several "BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT" awards in Los Angeles. I made the 25 minute drive from my house to see if what I read was for real or a disappointment. Joselito's has got to be without a doubt the best and most authentic Mexican restaurant north of the border and better then most that are south of the border. The "Burrito Lito" has got to be the biggest and best burrito I have ever eaten. I have yet been able to finish it. Their enchiladas are out of this world. There is something about the enchilada sauce that is so special. I always ask for extra sauce. The lunch buffet has a nice selection of traditional Mexican fare and is very reasonably priced. The creme de la creme is the elaborate Sunday Brunch. Make sure you arrive hungry when you get there. On one occation, my dining companion ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger. I laughed and asked why he ordered a hamburger at a Mexican restaurant. He told me to wait and see. I tasted his Bacon Cheeseburger. It has got to be the best burger I have ever eaten. It doesn't matter what the chef prepares. It comes out absolutely delicious.

I cannot complete this review without mentioning something about the service at Joselito's. The service has got to be the only thing at Joselito's that is better then the food. Everyone is greeted with a warm and friendly smile. After one or two visits you become part of the Joselito Family. The hostess remembers the table I like. The servers know I drink iced tea for lunch and an 1800 margarita with extra salt with dinner. The chips and salsa bowls never go empty. Jose and his wife Tamara welcome and treat their guests like family. I do have two complaints about Joselito's: (1) I eat way too much and (2) I wish they were closer to my house. So, if you ever have the urge for true authentic Mexican food (or a great hamburger) go to Joselito's. It is definately worth the drive.

over a year ago

darn good Mexican food – fantastic experience every time. If you want to see a really big burrito get a Burrito Lito. It's full of high quaility meat and fresh ingredients. Wash it down with a Asomrita and your set.

Great service too.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Worst Mexican food joint I've ever been to – As a guy who is on the road throughout LA and Orange County daily, I am constantly looking for a good "local joint" to eat lunch. As I was driving along Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga I could not help but notice the overflowing parking lot at Joselito's as this is usually a good sign of good food inside. The place looked ok but as I made my way to my table I noticed what it was that caused the parking lot to overflow...Cheap Lunch Buffet! I immediatly thought Ihit the jackpot and told my waiter what my intentions were. Well, to my surprise, there was only 5 minutes left before the buffet ended so he would not allow me to partake. Well I was not very happy but he quickly reccomended the 99 cent tacos which could stiill be ordered for another hour. I reluctantly agreed and ordered three shredded beef tacos and two glasses of water( I was working in the hot sun all morning and was quite thirsty). Then things took a bad turn. My waiter brought me four chickn tacos and two glasses of iced tea! I informed the waiter of the mistake and he gave me a very puzzled look. So I told him to forget the water and to just leave one glass of iced tea. As for the tacos, I felt bad sending perfectly good food back to the kitchen so I suggested that he only charge me for what I ordered and I would eat three of the chicken tacos he brought me instead. He agreed. The chicken tacos tasted like dirt. I mean Taco Bell makes a better friggin taco and I can't stand their food. These things were bone dry and did not have any onions/cilantro/lime/tomatos. Just dry chicken and tortillas. Was this some kind of joke? I could not finish two tacos before I finally asked for the bill. Well no surprise here, I was charged for the four tacos and two iced teas. Rather than beat a dead horse and point out the mistake, I left the cash on the table and walked out. Bottom line this place stinks. Try El Torito or Alcapulco rest instead. The food is much more authentic and I'm sure they will get your order right.

over a year ago

Best Mexican you'll find anywhere – I love everything about this place. I came on here to vote for them for best mexican and they're not on the list to be voted for! They have won for 2 years straight and it's well deserved :) well since I can't vote I want to recommend Joselitos to everyone! the best place for Mexican food, Friendly service, family atmosphere & margaritas!!

see you there!!!

over a year ago

Just had Lunch there it was Great – I had the Lobster Encilada combo Very tasty good price $14.00 good portion and a Margarita very good

over a year ago

a mid-summers night dream come true – What's the best relief for a hot summer night??? Drinking a cool margarita in a breezy patio with friends. And not having to move because everything is catered to you.

My friends & I shared gooey nachos with fajitas on them, plus extra sour cream on the side. I ordered the Asomrita and boy did that h it the spot! Very clam surroundings, a lot of trees, gentle mexican music, flickering of neon in the backdrop. Like a little vacation really. Can't wait to go back, it's only 15 minutes from my town (Pasadena)

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Won for:
Buffet (2009)
Burrito (2007)
Mexican Food (2007)
Burrito (2006)
Family Friendly Restaurant (2006)
Margarita (2006)
Mexican Food (2006)
Valley Restaurant (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Brunch (2010)
Family Friendly Restaurant (2010)
Group Dining (2010)
Lunch Spot (2010)
Mexican Food (2010)
Outdoor Dining (2010)
Restaurant (2010)
Brunch (2009)
Burrito (2009)
Mexican Food (2009)
Brunch (2007)
Family Friendly Restaurant (2007)
Group Dining (2007)
Margarita (2007)
Brunch (2006)
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