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Jalisco Cafe

1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
+1 619-575-4955
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“refried beans” (5 reviews)
“pozole” (5 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

recently I visited my brother in san diego. after a great tour of the U.S.S. Midway aircraft carrier in the harbor he took me to Jalisco restaurant not far away. there we had some of the best Mexican I have had in a while. Norm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank larryyoung1955
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The food is really good.. almost like a home cooked meal. I will definitely will be comming back. We had the menudo, the steak and eggs and the chilaquiles rojos. Everything was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mrminky
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This is the best place for traditional Mexican food! Not only moderately priced but very close to home cooked food; I love their menu and the great taste of the meals!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Gaspar O
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I have not been to this restaurant in a long time. My husband and I came in today for a late breakfast. We were able to sit right away. A waitress brought us chips and salsa. The chips tasted a little stale but salsa was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Angelica S
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Chips did not seem fresh. Salsa was very good. Rice and beans were good. Taco was fair. Enchilada was cheesy but otherwise bland. Worst tamale I have had in a decade. I found the reviews to be inaccurate.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Darryl L
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This type of food is Hispanic. Love the Pozole, Chili Rellano's, Taco's, Buritto's, Pork Verde, and all the others I have tried. Our family has eaten at this restaurant since the 1970's. I think we ate there in the 60's also. Love this one more...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank SusiCP
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Authentic Mexican at it’s best!! Swift service, prompt attention from servers. Not fancy, but the food is delicious.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Indylogic
Reviewed November 16, 2017

If you are looking for good Mexican Food and you do not need a flashy restaurant, this is the place to eat in Imperial Beach. Restaurant may not dazzle you, but once you taste food, you will be in love with this little restaurant. Pleasant...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Larry W
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

I have been frequenting this cafe since 1984 when one of my BUD/s instructors basically ordered us to go there. Then after I graduated it was always go surf in the mornings off Imperial Beach and go to Jalisco's for breakfast. I used to take...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank GeoW5
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This place has by far the best breakfast quality-wise and certainly best priced everything from steak and eggs to bacon and eggs 2 Mexican fare like pozole and menudo chorizo with egg and my personal favorite nopales with eggs you can't go wrong we love...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank alexdollar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-575-4955
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