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Reviewed July 7, 2021

It can be a risky proposition to bring dinner guests to a 'new-to-us' mexican watering hole, but the locals obviously approve by their smiles and even take-out orders. Ole! Our party of five cautiously waited in the active, festive lobby; we sensed something good was...on our horizon. It started with a great, out-of-the-way table and attentive staff. Colorful menu may have complicated our choices, but all appetites were well satisfied to overflowing (3 boxes of carryover delights left with us). Our guests first remarked on excellent salsa and la bebida. They were floored when the Master Parrillada arrived sizzling and overflowing with flavor! Other favorites at the table were Carnitas, Pollo Adobe, and Victor's Favorite (seafood combination in creamy-crispy fried burrito). The big mystery is how anyone saves room for their tempting desserts.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021 via mobile

Our family of 5 visited for dinner. Most of us had the fish tacos. Delicious. Our server was super fast and attentive. Everything was great.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 31, 2021

The food came out just as pictured and tasted great. The waiter was very attentive. Everyones food was great as we all chose something different. Service was amazing, definitely recommend

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021

needed take out between a boat tour at Wakulla Springs and a trip to the Tallahassee airport. Tacos were tasty, came with beans and chips, nice lunch outside on their picnic tables

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 13, 2021

DH and I visited and sat at the bar. Amber made a great Don Julio margarita. The chips and salsa were very tasty. DH loved his plentiful fajitas, we took about half home. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy my gummy enchiladas, seemed like they were...microwaved. Will return for drinks, salsa, fajitas but pass on the rest.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 6, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food,friendly servers and clean facility. Bring your friends and family. Reccomend the Table Side Guacamole appetizer,prepared to your taste and heat tolerance which is large enough to share with one or more people. Entrees are man size portions so bring your appetite.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 20, 2020

We were attracted to this restaurant by the large sign on their roof top advertising "AMERICAN BREAKFAST" We were hungry for ham and eggs. It was 11:00 AM but we were to late. Their large sign did not state their timeframe for serving "THE AMERICAN...BREAKFAST" We were disappointed but decided to eat here any way as food services are very limited in the area. The food was just so so, the wait staff was slow and more concerned with picking up the breakfast condiments than taking our orders. We waited 45 minutes for our meals to be delivered to our table. Upon leaving this establishment, I nearly slipped and fell on the dirty greasy floor when exiting the less than clean restroom. Need less to say, I cannot give this restaurant high marks, nor recommended it to others.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

This was a huge restaurant, so social distancing was easy to accomplish. All of the employees were masked, but we did see some patrons maskless - and far from us. The menu has many items to choose from, but Monday is 99¢ tacos, so I...got 3 beef. You can also get bean or chicken. They come with lettuce and cheese. Husband gave me his guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream from his classic fajitas. He kept the beans and rice. Both of our entrees were hot and tasty. Husband said his chicken was pictured as long strips, which would have made it easier to make his fajitas. He got short pieces of chicken which made the fajita bulkier. But it WAS good. I don’t recall pictures of my tacos. Just lettuce and cheese would have been good, but the guacamole and sour cream made them exceptional. Three were more filling than anticipated. Two would have been plenty! Husband said he had way too much food. Our server was pleasant, efficient, and quick. When he noticed our drinks were down to a third, he picked them up and refilled them. When I was done, he whisked my plate away. He didn’t take my husband’s plate, but he was done, even though he didn’t eat everything. We really wanted the check dropped off, and it was slow to come. I think this was due to him having a lot of tables that were far way from each other. All in all, this was a good choice for Mexican food.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

Delicious authentic Mexican food that is served fast and accurately. They have spades out the seating due ton covid19 but that should not stop you from getting a great meal. All of the fajitas were fantastic with ample portions. We had steak, shrimp and chicken...(combination of these choices are also available) with the traditional accompanying sides of rice, decried beans, salsa, Lettuce, onions, peppers, and ample amount of sour cream and guacamole. They offer two for one prices on Margaritas and beer. A perfect combination!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

El Jalisco is consistently very good. Excellent service (especially this visit on Leap Day). Cold beer, delicious food served hot and promptly. Our server and the bartender came by several times to ask if everything was ok or did we need anything else. Service and...food as it should be.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

The lunch price was so good, we ate here three times! The waitstaff was good. The food was delicious. The fried ice cream was just okay. The topping was changed, it tasted like cereal.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

The food and drinks are decent, prices are reasonable. Margaritas are horrible, so don't bother. Try the lemon drop martini instead. Tableside Guacamole is really good too.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Had the salad it was delicious and my friends have eaten there before and said I needed to try it so I met them there

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

The food there is delicious and we love it. The prices are not bad too. They are very nice and come and make sure everything is good.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

Food was average Mexican cuisine. They duplicate orders on the bill, add items not ordered and charge for the traditional chips and salsa. I will never go there again.

Date of visit: October 2019
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El Jalisco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4