Joes Grill & Cantina
3400 S 74th St, Fort Smith, AR 72903, United States
Review №1

Not a good idea to order the mixed drinks.Chips good,, salsa bland.The tacos look great but fail the flavor and texture test. We tried to like it.Wait staff is very sufficient, but it took quite awhile to receive our drinks and food.She said she dropped our drinks and they had to be remade.God bless her.I think a very good waitress working under insurmountable odds.

Review №2

Best Mexican food around! Highly recommend

Review №3

Loved it! Awesome fresh food! Extremely large portions! Brought half my supper home!So glad I got to finally try the Monday Special! So delicious

Review №4

Food was cold the nacho my son ordered came to the table ice cold 10 chips in the bottom of the plate with a few pieces of steak and some very hard dried cheddar cheese on top The burrito that my other son ordered was just stuff full of nothing but beans didn't have any meat The server was great we love the chips

Review №5

Looked like they found these in the trash, what manager or so called would let these leave their kitchen, we are always trying new things this is a first and last time

Review №6

Really good food. More than we could eat at a great price. Love the outdoor seating.

Review №7

Yuck, I mean, YUCK, salsa, guacamole, cheese dip, beef taco, pulled pork taco, rice, spinach enchilada, YUCk. everything that was supposed to be cold was cold, hot was hot, clean, nice staff, food tasted awful. We won't be back.

Review №8

My wife and I went on a Friday night. They have fajitas as the special, so we each had fajitas. One chicken and one steak. We really liked the chips and salsa. The chips are super thin and crispy and the salsa was flavorful and had chunks of carrot in it. The fajitas weren't anything special. The portion was small and the steak fajitas were tough and in my opinion a little burned. The chicken fajitas were also a little bland and could have used more seasoning. Overall, it was okay.

Review №9

Normally don't post negative reviews but the food we got was just not very good. Everything was underseasoned and even the salsa was blah like cafeteria food. Not a fan and do not plan to return.

Review №10

Served a burnt quesadilla and they turned the complete burnt side over as if we wouldn't notice. Got a new quesadilla only for the chicken to be undercooked and have red and pink inside the chicken. Server was great it's not their fault, but 100% wouldn't recommend bc they serve raw chicken. Gross.

Review №11

The service and food were great.

Review №12

The only good thing about this place was the service from April. The food was horrid.

Review №13

Food, service, and price were all good.

Review №14

Ok, I been here before and was Happy. But this time it was Wonderful. I got the SIMPLE, lunch Special, All u can eat Enchiladas... I tried them all... REALLY GOOD!! LIKE FOR A SPECIAL USUALLY PLACES USED THEIR CHEAPEST STUFF...Nope, Very Good Quality and Taste was Authentic... Not Bad, Was Very Surprised but Glad I was...Great Value and TASTE!! AWESOME!! THANKS

Review №15

I paid $17 for fried ice cream and ice cream was old and And hard wouldn't even melt I will never go back even. I love fried ice cream start making my own after that experience.

Review №16

Mexi cali and gr8ful dead were very good

Review №17

Our 1st dining out experience since COVID and it was amazing. Great food & Great service!!!

Review №18

It was good. Like good enough. Food decent. Service good. Blood orange margaritas on point. Very few vegetarian options but if you're a carnivore the taco Tuesday deal is two thumbs up. Fun casual place. Can be harder to park if they're busy.

Review №19

Service was fair. Food for lunch was fair.

Review №20

Great food and service and beer is good too

Review №21

Service was wonderful. Friendly and helpful. Food was good. The chicken on the nachos was over cookedbut the toccos and enchiladas were GREAT!!! Very reasonably priced.

Review №22

Tacos make everything better!!! Thanks for all you do!!! From the staff and families of the Ronald McDonald Family Room️

Review №23

This place never disappoints! The atmosphere is wonderful, service is great, food is amazing, and their margaritas are the best around! Highly recommended!

Review №24

It was ok mixed drinks wasnt very good

Review №25

Great food, wonderful host and hostesses, good prices.

Review №26

Excellent food, waiter was very nice. Our first time there and we will be going back. I had the choose your combo. I got soft beef taco, cheese enchilada and beef burrito. He ordered the steak fajitas. Both got beans and rice. Excellent all the way around.

Review №27

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food here. I got the voodoo enchiladas with corn, and it was excellent. House margaritas also very good. Our server was what kept me from giving 5 stars, he was not good at all. Inattentive. If he had been back at all after he took our food order (a runner brought the food), he would have sold a couple of extra drinks and dessert. Instead, we waited on him long enough to get frustrated. The live music was a nice touch.

Review №28

Great food and great service!

Review №29

Fajitas were really stringy. Black beans were over cooked. No flavor at all. They charge for sopapillas. Most restaurants give them away. If you want bad tasting mexican food this is your place.

Review №30

Awesome experience!!! Sharday behind the bar will put a smile on anyone's face. So positive, happy and friendly. Food is fresh and authentic. Be sure to check out Wednesday nights 1/2 price taps and apps....great bargain.

Review №31

This place is great! And a welcoming atmosphere.

Review №32

My favorite Mexican food.

Review №33

The queso and salsa were good. I ate chicken fajitas for my meal, the chicken was very dry and the vegetables were almost burnt. I may give it another try later on

Review №34

Really good food and reasonably fast service. This is a great atmosphere and great location with easy access.

Review №35

The food was good. Service was great

Review №36

Dollar taco Tuesdays are so good!

Review №37

It was just good food

Review №38

Yummy everything. Well staffed. Great portion price ratios.

Review №39

Best food around Mexican wise

Review №40

Visited this restaurant for the first time yesterday and loved it. Atmosphere, food and staff: all great. Very laid back. I'm the type of person who prefers to eat alone and this can often come with some judgement, but I felt very welcome here dining by myself so that was very appreciated. Got the Monday enchilada special and it was perfect.

Review №41

My hubby and I love Joe's. We are from Dallas and this is the best Tex Mex outside of Dallas.

Review №42

Great service and great food! Ask for Amanda she is great!

Review №43

I loved it and go occasionally.

Review №44

Server was very friendly and the food was amazing

Review №45

Live music and on Tuesdays they have taco Tuesday where all crunchy tacos are a dollar the whole family can eat for 10 or 15 bucks. Great staff they come to the table multiple times to check on drinks and chips

Review №46

If there could be minus five stars that's what it would be service was great but the food was nasty it tasted like my chicken nachos had been put on a plate cheddar cheese grated over a few pieces of chicken and throwing on a few chips that was nicely put on a plate and then microwaved I eat three chips and didn't eat nothing else very nasty but I guess my review doesn't count because you seem to have a lot of customers that's just not real Mexican

Review №47

Drinks were very weak. Food good.

Review №48

We love Joe's! The food is always delicious, and it's always nice and hot! I can't stand lukewarm food, and Joe's food never disappoints in that area. The margaritas are really good too. One thing that made our experience even more special tonight was our server, Janet. She was exceptional! She was very busy but didn't miss a beat with our meals and drinks. She had such a friendly smile and wonderful attitude. Janet, you are a shining star among the servers that we have had, and I hope Joe's can keep you forever!!!

Review №49

Mediocre tex mex for mid-high prices. No decent hot sauce. Good service.

Review №50

Special item everyday. Food is good. Great and quick service.They are very busy dinner time. You have to wait 20-30 mins to hav a table. Parking is full during that time too. Overall, recommended.

Review №51

Great food. Good price.

Review №52

Joe's Grill & Cantina has been my favorite restaurant for a long time. All the things I have had there are excellent and the staff is very helpful and friendly. I hear the restaurant has recently changed owners but that the new owners aren't planning to change things which is great because why mess with perfection. I really love going there for the great food and the atmosphere is nice too.

Review №53

Love this place!!! They always are so friendly and live to make it my way!!!+

Review №54

We were a party of 13. Bryan was our waiter and did an amazing job! We didn't have to ask for anything that he wasn't already taking care of for us. The food was wonderful too and considering we were a big party didn't have to wait long at all for our food. Extremely please with the food and service.

Review №55

Best Mexican restaurant fort smith hands down. Great atmosphere, with two patios. Live music too, with drink specials year round

Review №56

Great food, great service.

Review №57

Chips and Salsa and fried ice cream are amazing. I've eaten here for as long as I can remember-never disappointed!

Review №58

My husband and I decided we would give it a try but we absolutely will not be back. My husband ordered 3 tacos and said the meat had no flavor what so ever. And I ordered a quesadilla. The chicken was so hard you could chew it. And it was charcoaled. No flavor. The waitress was friendly and she was great at her job. Just not the greatest place to eat.

Review №59

Go on taco Tuesday. The tacos are a dollar a piece. And beans and rice are $1.50 together. Super yummy

Review №60

Really good food and exceptional atmosphere. The service was fast and friendly

Review №61

Went in and sat in the outdoor seating. No one ever came and took our drink or food orders. Finally after about 20 minutes we just left. Very disappointed

Review №62

Needed a place to hang out before catching a flight at the nearby airport. Sat at the bar & had fajitas plus drinks. All very good along with the service! Enjoyable way to spend a leisurely afternoon.

Review №63

Awful. First and last time I will ever eat here. Ordered a simple hard beef taco, cheese enchilada, and beans from the lunch menu. The taco was well below taco bell standards with a stale shell and the worst, off tasting "beef" filling I have ever encountered. Likewise, the enchilada was about what you would expect upon wrapping expired government cheese with a corn tortilla and throwing it in the microwave. Upon informing the manager of the issues we were not offered any form of remediation. He demanded payment in full for the food I did not eat. Pathetic.

Review №64

Very good

Review №65

Super fun place! The live music and patio seating was amazing

Review №66

Good food, great service, awesome beer list. We really enjoyed the music, too (Cole Tuck).

Review №67

Best brown beans that I've ever tasted in my life! The waitress was very pleasant as well!

Review №68

Plenty of parking and seating. Excellent staff. Nice pricing.

Review №69

Food is good. But it would have been great if they maintained separate knife for vegetarians.

Review №70

Just not what I expected. Food was good just flavors were different.

Review №71

Great food, service and prices..

Review №72

Good food good service good friends

Review №73

Wonderful service from the African American bartender, but I didn't catch her name. She was soooo sweet and had a positive attitude. The VooDoo enchiladas were fantastic, but they could use just a tad more crawfish in my opinion. Love the drink specials and when I come back in town I'm definitely going to come back for the brisket nachos and tacos!

Review №74

Oh man, oh man, oh man.... I love Joe's! The food is totally freakin awesome! A.....MA.....ZING......!!!!

Review №75

There beer is cold ther jalapenos are fresh cut the service is sweet and the price was cheap

Review №76

I wouldn't call their tacos anything to brag about, but at $1 a piece on Taco Tuesday, they're definitely worth it! Not feeling tacos? They have a pretty decent full menu of items to choose from that are even more delicious!

Review №77

Awesome taco place. I go there every Tuesday. And bring multiple people when I'm here for work! Only wish they had pitchers.

Review №78

Great food, great service, and great prices. One of my favorite places to eat.

Review №79

The food is fine...but just understand if you go on a Tuesday night: it is crowded- so the service is slow and marginal at best, there is live music that is usually bad and ear splitting loud, don't expect to converse unless you go outside. During the day is far better.

Review №80

Best fajitas I have ever had!!

Review №81

Good food with outside seating. Had a great time with my Sister for Her Birthday~

Review №82

I absolutely loved their posole!! I'll come back for that anytime!

Review №83

I love Joe's! The staff is knowlegable and friendly. They have great daily specials. Of course, we go on Taco Tuesday for $1.00 tacos and $2.00 domestic beers but Fajita Fridays are good, too. Their flavored margaritas are amazing and you must try the Jumbled Joe, a frozen margarita drizzled with sangria. It is delicious!

Review №84

For years I've met friends here for amazing food and margaritas. Great daily specials!

Review №85

Exactly what its says Tex Mex.....pretty much what you can get in a Banquet Mexican Microwave Meal. Lack of flavor and overbearing waiter made me wish it was a Banquet meal in my own home.

Review №86

Good food. Great service

Review №87

Food was not eatable, the burger was over cooked, the fries were cool and half the amount you get in a happy meal. Ordered an enchilada meal and was only able to take a couple bites, had a sweet taste and when I mentioned it to the waitress, her response was "I'm sorry" and walked away. Service was poor.

Review №88

Great food and great service. Brisket Tacos are the bomb. Best fries in town.

Review №89

Great food and wonderful staff. One of my favorite restaurants.

Review №90

Loved the food and service

Review №91

Our favorite Taco Tuesday because they have live music and yellow cheese dip.

Review №92

Great food great service

Review №93

Great food, service, and prices! Can't wait to go back.

Review №94

This is a compromise number. My husband would probably have given it a 5 for his fajitas. He said they were fine and he ate until he was full. On my own, I would have given it a 1, lower if possible, for my meal. Actually I didn't have a meal. I had chips and salsa, of course. I ordered an order of fries, which never came. My husband had ordered chili cheese fries and it was plenty to share, but I thought that was a gloppy mess and ate only a couple of bites. I ordered a steak quesadilla, one of my favorite things. I never ordered it here before, but I used to order it often at our beloved Gringo's, which we miss SO much. I was shocked when I saw the quesadilla. Instead of the crispy golden brown I've always had in the past, it was literally black on both sides. I gave it a chance and ate one slice, but it tasted burned, because it WAS. When the server saw me not eating and asked if I needed a box, I told him I did not want to take the food home and why. He took it away and didn't charge me for it, but it sure wasn't a good lunch experience. Drove to town on a hot day to have lunch and shop a little and felt like it wasn't worth the trouble. I don't know if they always serve their quesadillas like that and you have to specify that you don't want it blackened, or if the cook lost control and burned it, then was too lazy to just make another one and thought he'd see if he could get away with sending it out. This was our third try of this place. First time, I liked my food okay and my husband didn't like his. Second time we both liked our food. Any restaurant is only as good as the cook on duty, and this place seems unreliable.

Review №95

Havent been in years but I liked what I had when I went

Review №96

From Texas, margaritas and street tacos for happy hour can't be beat

Review №97

Quality food, great management that care about the happiness of their guests.

Review №98

Love me some Joe's

Review №99

Great service! Delicious food & generous portions! We we're in Ft Smith for a swim meet and were very pleased with our experience dining at Joe's.

Review №100

Good service and food

100 Photos
4.2 Rating
  • Address:3400 S 74th St, Fort Smith, AR 72903, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 479-478-9600
  • Bar
  • Tex-Mex restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:10:45AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:10:45AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:Closed
  • Thursday:10:45AM–9PM
  • Friday:10:45AM–9PM
  • Saturday:10:45AM–9PM
  • Sunday:10:45AM–9PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Live music:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
Similar organizations
  • Foxfire Club421 N 10th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901, United States
  • Outback Steakhouse6800 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903, United States
  • Oasis Tavern3215 Midland Blvd, Fort Smith, AR 72904, United States
  • Hooters6401 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903, United States
  • Heros1002 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, United States
  • Uncorkd5501 Phoenix Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903, United States
  • Tipsys Pub1000 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, United States
  • Cactus Club3028 Midland Blvd, Fort Smith, AR 72904, United States
  • Te
    Temple Live6700 Boston St, Fort Smith, AR 72903, United States
  • Whattya Do Yall6924-7036 US-71 BUS, Fort Smith, AR 72908, United States