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"A slick new restaurant that draws on the owners’ heritage to produce a mash-up of Southern and Mexican cuisine."

The New York Times

The idea behind Jose and Sons is simple: to fully embrace both our family's Mexican heritage and the American south we grew up in. The restaurant is named after our father who twenty years ago made the journey from California to North Carolina in order to pursue his dream of opening a Mexican restaurant. Fast forward to today, and you have five siblings forever shaped by their father's love for hospitality and serving the local neighborhood.

The menu reflects our family's roots, local southern cookery and Chef Oscar Diaz's own rich creative influences. The restaurant features a lively bar and dining room fitted with a tequila and bourbon tower smack in the middle of the restaurant. Our craft bar offers seasonal cocktails crafted with fresh citrus alongside an extensive beer and wine selection. You will find along our walls and spread throughout the restaurant art and decor that celebrates the history of the century old depot building alongside symbols of our heritage melded with southern culture.

Jose and Sons aims to play a positive role in the evolving downtown Raleigh scene by joining our neighbors in supporting local artists, artisans and farmers. We're thrilled to be part of the warehouse district's growing influence downtown and it's tightly knit neighborhood vibe. We invite you to join us, gather around and share in the spirit.

Our Farms and Friends

A thank you to our collaborators of artisans and purveyors that provide our restaurant with a steady supply of quality local product and support.

Videri Chocolate
Crank Arm Brewing
Tasty Beverage Co.
Walker Farms
Ronnie Moore Farms
Debbie Lee Produce
Ford's Produce
El Toro Market
Pine State Coffee
Saul Flores and Edwin Estrada
La Rancherita Mexican Restaurant

Our Team