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Jalisco Restaurant

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618 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-4352
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Aptos, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my goto place when I have clients who would like Mexican food. In my job, I often have out of town clients who I have to host. If my clients are interested in trying our Mexican food, this is the place that I take them. The food is great. It has a really nice atmosphere with a 'Mission'... More 

Thank David M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here while visiting Santa Cruz. Beautiful building, good service, and great Mexican food. The have a nice children's menu, and we all had great Carne asada and Chile rellenos. The parking is a little hard to find, it's a small driveway that takes you behind the building.

Thank Diane H
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Was given a tip by the hotel that this was to place to go to. He was spot on. Loved the food, the atmosphere and the price. A definite place to go if you're in town.

Thank Ballymackibbot
fresno, ca
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Located in an interesting historic building with a warm atmosphere and staffed by a nice team, this is my go-to when we stay at the beach nearby. Try one of the specialties, for example a real WOW is the Molcajete Ranchero, served in a warm molcajete (sort of a lava rock bowl), with vegetables, roasted salsa, nopales, steak, chicken, queso... More 

Thank arlahile
Watsonville, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Mexican food that is good with fresh salads that are very appealing to the eye as well as to the taste buds.

Thank Scarr70
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

A very nice choice of Mexican food. The seasoning is moderate and the offerings very good. If you are on a budget, the ala carte menu is an excellent choice. Try to the tacos with the crispy shell. The tostadas and burritos are also outstanding.

Thank Bill B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The food is a bit pricy but good. On Fridays they have live Mariachi (which you can also pay for per song if you wish to have in your table) drinks are good, I recommend the rainbow shots (the pinks ones are the best, the blue ones are stronger), service is good, and the receptionist is very friendly. Parking is... More 

Thank Jessica R
Morro Bay, California
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Had dinner here and the food was very good and the service was excellent. The servings are also generous. The hostess, waiter and waitresses were all attentive. My husband forgot his credit card on the table when we left and the hostess ran out to the parking lot to catch us before we left. Next time we are in the... More 

Thank mags5252
Watsonville, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our first choice for Mexican food in Watsonville, in a town where most restaurants are Mexican. Sizable helpings, hearty flavors and festive atmosphere.

Thank sta2bd
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The food is authentic, consistent and plentiful! The best margarita I have had in years, and believe me, I have tried! The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is fun and lively. I love their tortillas! Always a perfect place to bring family and friends.

Thank Jose B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-4352
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: 831-728-9080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?