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El Jacalito Grill

) #11 of 89 Restaurants in Big Bear Region $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived at 2:45pm and was seated immediately...avoided the lunch and dinner rush. Located in the Village area, it is a comfortable and nice spot. The salsa bar is delicious. All of our meals were tasty and quite large. Bring a big appetite or bring...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks looked stellar! We had carne asada nachos - very tasty! They use a white cheese - so much better than cheddar. Kinda skimpy on guacamole, but not on anything else!

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, the food we had was good. They have a salsa bar to choose your own salsa for your chips. The shrimp enchiladas were excellent. Hard shell shredded beef tacos were good as was the rice. The refried beans were old and dry. The service...More

Thank DeAnn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Mexican food. Restaurant is in great location. Probably wouldn't eat there often if we were locals; but a good place to eat once in a while

Thank execforkids1
Reviewed May 24, 2017

On the Village main street. Very good Mexican dinner at a fair price. Service was very good by knowledgeable waitress.

Thank Wendell K
Reviewed May 9, 2017

El Jacalito Grill is a great choice in the Big Bear Region. The food was very good, wait service was great and it was a good value . Would recommend and we'll definitely go back next time we're in the area.

Thank TXLuv2Travel
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

glad we chose this place...great atmosphere...great margarita...great service...great food...what else can i ask for?

Thank cottageroad
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Somebody always gets screwed!!! The food is wonderful. Excellent proportions! The help is really friendly. There is not much parking around. But if you come as a group, sitting at one table, they will want to put it all on one check. When your friends...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Come here for the fantastic Mexican dishes after a long day of snow play. The wait can be long-ish, and the service iffy, but the good is worth it.

Thank TurkeyPotPie
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

On a busy late Saturday afternoon, we were lucky to find a few seats at the bar. Bar tender was busy mixing up amazing looking drinks. Menu had many traditional dishes, but I settled for their shredded beef Taco plate and a house salad. The...More

Thank Wendya01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-3537
  • E-mail
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