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All 105 Big Bear Region Restaurants

El Jacalito Grill

535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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Ranked #20 of 105 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Price range: $7 - $16
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
goldcoast qld australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Palm Springs, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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!

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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... More

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Barberton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

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

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Port Aransas, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had tried 3 different places to try and get some dinner and could not get waited on. We arrived here and it was quite busy; at least they were honest and said it would be 30 minutes before we could get a table. Let me just say, it was so worth it. The food was outstanding; from a healthy... More

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