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“Tomato sauce salsa and stale chips” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Janitzio Restaurant

Janitzio Restaurant
322 S Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605-3738
208-459-9660
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Ranked #26 of 79 Restaurants in Caldwell
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Wherever we are
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Tomato sauce salsa and stale chips”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant is not a 5 or even a 4 and is a 3 at best. Sometimes Trip Advisor's reviewers get it wrong IMHO.

It's a clean but older restaurant and the staff was friendly and the service was very good. That's the best thing.

The chips were stale and the salsa literally tasted like watery tomato sauce. We asked for their hot salsa and got hotter but bland salsa. We mixed it with the Pico and the tomato sauce and it was good enough. We had taco's chicken enchilada and beef fajita's. The Fajita's were very good as were the beans and salsa. The chicken was very good but the enchilada sauce had a nutmeg-ish back flavor.. strange. The shredded beef taco's were very good.

So, get some fresh chips, make some good salsa going and toss that strange enchilada sauce and you have some very good food.

We feel pretty qualified to judge Mexican food having grown up in the South West and now live in Texas and have eaten Mexican food all over the US since we full time RV and have visited many states.

Tastes and experience varies and our opinions are just that, our opinions.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Monday in Caldwell is a tough time to look for food. Thank goodness this place was open. Would eat here again. Fast and very friendly.

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Garden City, Id
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tried it for the 1st time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My wife absolutely loved the El Pastor. She also liked the salsa. I though everything was ok but not spectacular. It is hard to beat El Gallo Giro in Kuna but janitzios is less denero$$. We will go back

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Groveland, California
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“A new favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Based on the reviews we decided to try this restaurant. We are so glad we did. The service is friendly and the food is excellent. We had been searching the Nampa and Caldwell area for good Mexican fare without much success. Our search is over. The best fajitas we have found anywhere and the seafood chimichunga is like no other. They plan to start opening on Saturdays again later this year. We are looking forward to it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“"The Best"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

OMG! Fast, friendly and outstanding. Everything from the chips and salsa to the main dish. Excellent!!! I will find a reason to get back to Caldwell just to eat here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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