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“Great as usual. ”
Review of El Jacalito Grill

El Jacalito Grill
Ranked #11 of 123 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$16
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Ramona, California
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great as usual. ”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

We have been here for the third and fourth time on this trip and each time has been the same....great. Great food, service and atmosphere. Tasty margaritas and a great selection of both the usual Mexican fare as well as some signature specialties. Not just another "Mexican joint" but a great menu with lots of variety.

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English first
Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at the restaurant. Good is some of the best Mexican we've had. Portions are generous. Service is slow and not very attentive.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great happy hour !”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Margaritas were big and the shrimp quesadilla was absolutely delicious! And huge! Yum, I want one right now! Delicious salsa bar and of course always fun to be downtown Big Bear, cute patio and loads of hollyhocks, one of my favorite flowers!

  • Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in Big Bear area”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Stopped by for lunch on a Thursday. There wasn't a lot of people around this time so they served us pretty fast. We sat in the outdoor seating area which has several heating units in case it gets cold. The restaurant itself is really nice and clean. As for the food... what can I say, it was amazing! My wife had the barbacoa (slow cooked beef) and said it was almost as good as my moms. I had the enchiladas which where drenched with a really delicious salsa. I had a michelada with my meal which was awesome as well. Another plus is that they have a salsa bar, in case the salsa they give you with your chips is not to your liking. I will definitely come here again and I will recommend it to others.

  • Visited May 2014
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Barberton, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Food was authentic and delicious, service was awesome, and the Margaritas were fantastic! Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful place!

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