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“Great food !!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jalisco

Jalisco
Favoritenstrasse, Vienna 1040, Austria
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Ranked #1,723 of 2,529 restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $14 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Great food !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

I like to have dinner at Mexican places , so I was looking for Mexican restaurant during our stay in Vienna .
I read revieuws about not serving real Mexican food in Vienna ,what can you expect ??
but I have to say that I had GREAT food here , even more Mexican then some "Mexican" restaurants in California -USA .
Course , It's not like when my Mexican friend in LA takes me to this real Mexican fishrestaurants etc . but I had GOOD food , and also liked the Margarita's ,
plus , service was good , I would get back in tonight .....

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Really Mexican?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

During our recent trip to Vienna, we – all of us from Texas – somehow yearned for a taste of Mexican food. We found a Mexican restaurant close to where we stayed: Restaurant Jalisco, in the 4th district, on Favoritenstrasse. As we settled down, the waitress brought us tortilla chips, disappointingly in a tiny bowl that was much smaller than what a bowl for salad would be. The so-called “sauce” for the chips was pico de gallo…So I asked the waitress for “salsa roja”…”Oh, yes, we have salsa roja, salsa verde”. She came up with a thin red sauce normally used for enchiladas. “That’s not salsa roja”, I complained. She insisted: “Oh, yes, I have been to Vera Cruz. That’s salsa roja”. Later, after some more of my remarks, she changed the story: “The chef is from Vera Cruz”. Funny, I thought, Jalisco cuisine (implied by the name of the restaurant) is quite different from Vera Cruz cuisine. Anyhow, then we ordered a Marguarita. Too sweet. We checked the menu again: it was made with Cointreau, instead of Triple Sec which we were used to and which pretty much is the standard ingredient to a Marguarita. I had a shot of Tequila…in a swifter instead of a shot glass. The fajitas for my grown-up kids (chicken, and beef) were quite bland. In Texas, the meat is marinated to give it a certain taste…not so here. As one of the condiments came very watery black beans in tiny cups. I had camarones Zapata, shrimps in pasilla chile sauce which weren’t bad; except that some shrimps were shelled, some were not. Prices are on the high side.
Bottom line: If you are an aficionado of Mexican food, avoid that restaurant. Leave it to the Viennese who don’t know better.

Dieter von Jettmar
e-mail: d.vonjettmar@sbcglobal.net

10-Oct-09

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice summer garden, and...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

Nice summer garden, and Manu Chao was here :-)

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“nice mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

nice mexican food

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“Best mexican food in town!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

Best mexican food in town!!

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