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Gatlinburg Restaurant Review – No Way Jose’s Cantina

Sep 2, 2020 | Food, Restaurants

No Way Jose's

MenuNo Way Jose’s is a restaurant situated right on the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg that serves exceptional, freshly prepared Mexican food. The brightly colored establishment is a feast for the eyes as well as the belly.

The author of this article has eaten there several times and always been extremely satisfied with the quality of the food as well as the service. The servers are always very friendly, quick to refill drinks or whatever you need.

The decor of the place is bright and festive. It feels like you’re sitting at a cantina in Mexico. The place is splashed with beautiful, bright color everywhere.

No Way Jose'sThe restaurant has a large menu, so give yourself plenty of time to order. It might take you a minute. Burritos stuffed with whatever you want, chimichangas,  enchiladas, tacos, sizzling fajitas – it’s all there.

The restaurant serves complimentary chips with a wonderful house-made salsa that is fresh and loaded with chunks of tomatoes and onions.

We ordered the burrito called “The Outrageous” and cheese quesadillas. The food came out fresh and hot, and was served quickly.

The fat burrito was stuffed full of shredded beef and chicken, ground beef, cheddar jack cheese, refried beans, Mexican rice, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, ranchero sauce, sour cream and avocado sauce. The side serving of refried beans was perfect.

The burrito was fantastic! That’s all I need to say about that. The kids in our group tore through the quesadillas like they had not eaten in days. They were delicious.

In a nutshell, if you like Mexican food (and really, who doesn’t?), then you are going to love the food here. That’s all there is to it.

No Way Jose’s also has a full bar, so whether you’re in the mood for margaritas, they’ve got you covered.

If there is a downside, it is that the food is a little bit pricey. But it is worth it!


There are also locations in Morristown and Pigeon Forge. If you like Mexican food, you will love it. Recommended!

No Way Jose’s is located at 555 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, located right on top of the river.

No Way Jose's