"Orale vato. Who's that pendejo?"
―Jose about Carl Johnson

Jose is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Jose is a member of the Varrios Los Aztecas gang. Jose seems to be a very good friend of Cesar Vialpando as he shows him respect when he tried to attack CJ for insulting Cesar and he says that Carl is lucky that Cesar has spoken for him.

Events of GTA San Andreas

Jose was seen encountering and taunting Carl Johnson after a lowrider competition. After Carl pushed Cesar for kissing his sister, Jose arrives to the place and tells Carl to "fuck off", until he was stopped by Cesar himself. Cesar says that 'this is important to him'. Jose then leaves the place, saying that he is thirsty.

Mission Appearances

GTA San Andreas



The snitch, moments before being killed.

  • In The Introduction, T-Bone Mendez was beating up a suspected snitch to death. The man looks very similar to Jose as he is bald-headed and wears a white V-neck T-shirt (albeit covered in blood). The snitch, however, dies; it is unlikely that they are the same person, as the Introduction takes place before the main events of GTA San Andreas. It is also possible that Rockstar simply recycled Jose's character model and used it for the snitch in the Introduction.
  • He is one of the very few minor characters in the 3D Universe who has a unique model, instead of a generic pedestrian one.