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“A Pleasant--and Unexpected--Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Jalisciense

El Jalisciense
396 W. Main Street, Delta, UT
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Delta
Cuisines: Mexican
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Centerville, UT
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A Pleasant--and Unexpected--Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Saying "Delta lacks good places to eat" would be a gross understatement. So, after a day at Topaz Mountain, we'd resigned ourselves to bad burgers or worse. Based on two positive reviews for El Jalisciense, however, we decided we had little to lose and gave it a try.

What a pleasant surprise! Simple, honest, Mexican food. Nothing fancy, but remarkably good--better than anything I've found in Salt Lake outside of the Red Iguana. I asked the guy behind the counter what he would recommend and he said "anything with the tongue (lengua)." He the volunteered a sample, which he brought back from the kitchen in a small cup, and it was delicious--tender and flavorful.

I ordered one enchilada with tongue and another with pork. Both excellent, though the tongue really is da bomb. My wife and kids ordered a variety of stuff and everyone walked away full and satisfied. Great fresh salsa bar, and really good refried beans. Inexpensive.

Will stop there again, (I think they have a second shop in Nephi). Good food, friendly service. Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Delta or driving through it.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“YUM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We were in Delta for the Snow Geese Festival from SLC and stopped into this restaurant. Don't be mislead my the name "the taco shop." It is much more than tacos. They even have lengua (tounge). Of course I had that and it was fabulous. Beans and rice were superb. If you get a chance try the salsa listed as "venum" at the salsa bar. It is very tasty and yes on the warm side. We will make the travel again in the near future to eat at this restaurant.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food for a good price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Try the breakfast burritos, they are seriously the best! Also, this place has the best hamburgers in town! Definitely worth going to.

Visited December 2011
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