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El Jacalito Grill

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535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Mexican food in Town!

This place has the best Shrimp DiablA ever! I loved their carne asada Nachos Also! If you want Bomb Mexican go here!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
CherriE25
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place has the best Shrimp DiablA ever! I loved their carne asada Nachos Also! If you want Bomb Mexican go here!!!

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San Dimas, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was a lovely Sunday and we decided to take a drive from Lake Arrowhead to Big Bear. After exploring the Keller Peak area we were hungry. Driving through the Big Bear are we passed a crowded Mexican restaurant call Azteca. My girlfriend and I were intrigued, but I decided to go on to the Village area of Big Bear... More 

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La Quinta, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had lunch at El Jacalito Grill in Big Bear on 10/24 and it was great! Nice outdoor seating area with shade, good for people watching. The chips were great (good seasoning on the chips) and we loves the different salsas at the salsa bar. I had the chicken tacos lunch special and my wife had the enchilada lunch special. Both... More 

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Hemet, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Wife and I had dinner here on Sunday night. Took a little while for our waiter to get his act going but he was ok. I had beef tacos with rice and refried beans. Beans were way over refried, tasted like paste. But mixed in some of the sauce and made them better. I would probable not eat here again... More 

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goldcoast qld australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In the heart of Big Bear Village ,a nice restaurant with outside dining available .The atmosphere was great ,the service and food also excellent.All enjoyed our lunch here:)))

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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice place in a good location among shops and other restaurants. We had the chicken and veggie burritos which were very tasty and huge! Chips and salsa were great. Prices were fair too considering the area and how some restaurants tend to over price their food. Overall a place worth visiting if your taste buds crave Mexican food while up... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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180 reviews 180 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a "decent" Mexican restaurant, good value and good food, not gourmet, good margaritas.... Had some decent tamales, which filled me up for lunch with the big margarita to go with it. My companions had the chicken tortilla soup (about 24 ounces maybe) and liked it, the ceviche (big pile of fish and shrimp, not enough heat). All the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I took my family to a late lunch at El Jacalito in July 2014. We found the experience to be average. The restaurant is located in the Big Bear Village, across the street from the Big Bear Brewery and the Peppercorn restaurant. The restaurant has a nice decor and good ambiance. The service was average. The hostess was friendly. Our... More 

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Ramona, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-3537

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?