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All 106 Big Bear Region Restaurants

El Jacalito Grill

535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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Ranked #21 of 106 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Price range: $7 - $16
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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San Dimas, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Additional Information about El Jacalito Grill

Address: 535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
Phone Number: +1 909-866-3537
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16

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