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Jalisco Restaurant

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618 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-4352
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexicana Cuisine

Our first choice for Mexican food in Watsonville, in a town where most restaurants are Mexican. Sizable helpings, hearty flavors and festive atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Watsonville, California
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Watsonville, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our first choice for Mexican food in Watsonville, in a town where most restaurants are Mexican. Sizable helpings, hearty flavors and festive atmosphere.

Thank sta2bd
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The food is authentic, consistent and plentiful! The best margarita I have had in years, and believe me, I have tried! The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is fun and lively. I love their tortillas! Always a perfect place to bring family and friends.

Thank Jose B
Watsonville, California
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191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This place has it all- Mexican Seafood & a great large menu. Great bar and great ambiance in a historic Spanish building. It is our first pick to take friends from out of town when they want Mexican food so that's what we did. Chips warm & fresh, Top shelf margarita delicious. Shrimp enchiladas in tomatillos sauce & shrimp in... More 

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Glendale, California
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Was in town for one night and the reviews were good,so I stopped in. This place is cool in every way. The interior is spacious and open, the Staff is friendly, the food is very good, and the salas is great. I sat at the Bar and the Bartender was really a nice guy. When I order my food he... More 

Thank NoHoMike
Watsonville, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Food is great, service is also very good. Liked the trio fajitas, skirt steak,chicken and shrimp. $18

Thank Rocketrex1
Yakima, WA
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stopped in this place on a trip down the coast to Monterey. This restaurant is very nice inside, beautiful, appropriate décor. It was Friday night and they had a mariachi band playing which was fun! Chips were good and salsa was spicy and fresh. Had the chicken taquitos which were good, could have used more sour cream and guac but... More 

Thank Gabriella H
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely loved the food! They have a great atmosphere and I would definitely come back again if I'm ever back in Watsonville. My only complaint is that our waiter absolutely had no personality whatsoever and frankly seemed bored just being there, but our busboy that we had did everything and was so sweet and wonderful!

Thank K9Lover13
Watsonville, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I usually eat a late lunch here after the 4th of July parade. We are never disappointed. Delicious grilled fish dishes and sizzling skirt steak fajitas with great corn tortillas, amazing prepared at your table, guacamole and they keep the chips a coming. A nice selection of beers and several flavors of margaritas. The atmosphere is lively... More 

Thank apron-lover
Palm Coast, Florida
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great atmosphere, and great food. The guacamole is prepared at your table. All of the Mexican dishes are truly authentic, and the carne asada is probably the best I've had anywhere.

Thank OldMojo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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245 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our party of six had six different lunch plates, all combos and all excellent. I enjoyed a chicken enchilada and a chili reanllo, while others had the chicken combo plate and our one vegan found a good option. The chips and salsa are good, the drink service excellent, and the beans and rice exactly what one would expect. We have... More 

Thank Jack B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-4352
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: 831-728-9080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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