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El Jacalito Restaurante

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2130 Myrtle Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-2002
915-532-4643
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I love this restaurant!

This is one of El Paso's best kept secrets! It has the most authentic, freshly made Mexican food around! My husband and I have our lunch dates here since it is only open for a few hours a day. I love the soups and he loves the tacos & enchiladas. It is definitely a "must try" !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
Elizabeth S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is one of El Paso's best kept secrets! It has the most authentic, freshly made Mexican food around! My husband and I have our lunch dates here since it is only open for a few hours a day. I love the soups and he loves the tacos & enchiladas. It is definitely a "must try" !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I was brought here by a local and later in the day, returned to the neighborhood searching for this restaurant so not to forget it. After a long journey to El Paso, we arrived here for lunch and it was everything I needed and wanted. As usual, we started with chips and salsa. The two salsas served were excellent--spicy, rich... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Ive in el paso for over 20 yrs. Never been here till today. I love it..... Great food. Excellent prices The service is very good and i was there in a lil rush hr. A tampiquena steak Tortilla soup Agua fresca And desert For less than 10 dlls...!!?? Wow a must go for real mexican food...

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Another day trip to El Paso. I had business in the vicinity of this restauranat so I asked if it was worth going to. I was told it was very good and that many business people and politicians, including the mayor of El Paso ate here. I drove right to it and found it to be packed with business people.... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

This restaurant can be a little hard to find if you don't know El Paso, but it is worth the search. It is not a fancy place and it is a bit small, but the service is friendly and first rate. The food is also excellent. In particular, the caldo tlalpeno is fantastic. This is perhaps the best value in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

I've tried most of the items on the menu, along with the daily lunch specials. Everything i've had is good. The service is quick and friendly. I highly recommend this place for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

El Jacalito is small - maybe 12 tables - but the food is delicious. The tortilla soup was excellent and so were the chicken tacos. Try the special - the day we were there it was enmoladas - like enchiladas, but with mole sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2130 Myrtle Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
  • Phone Number: 915-532-4643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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