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$5 - $21
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Mexican
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

I eat dinner here with friends at least twice per month, including last night. Six of us arrived at about 6:30 pm. The place was very crowded and there was a wait for a table for six, which included three children. There was a large...group celebrating a birthday. We still were seated within 10 minutes. Two for one margaritas were delivered within minutes. We ordered Taco Dinners, Carnitas, Mexican Chicken Dinners, and side orders of queso. Chips and salsas were refreshed without us asking. Drinks were refilled on time. The food was absolutely perfect. We even ordered take out for family members who were home babysitting. Our server, Claudia, was excellent and we were impressed with how she handled multiple tables. Do not believe what I am reading about some of the less than good reviews of this place. I have eaten at 7 other Mexican Restaurants in Tallahassee, and this one is by for, the Best. I highly recommend, and I almost Never give the top reviews for restaurants.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

The food is placed on dishes and heated in a microwave! They try to rush you through your meal because everything is already prepared and they just nuke it.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Three of us had an early dinner on a weekday. The restaurant was not crowded and one could have a conversation without shouting. Our server was good and efficient. The food was much better than our recent meal at the Crawfordville location. We also prefer...this layout of this restaurant to the one in Crawfordville. We will return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

Recently had lunch at this location and it was great! I really enjoyed the Chile relleno. I had a burrito and got the Chile relleno on the side. It was a freshly made Chile relleno. Made with a fresh Poblano pepper! The service was as...good as the meal!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Food was pretty good. Avoid the strawberry margaritas-they have a medicinal taste. The mango margaritas taste better. Service was slow, possibly because our server was in the weeds in their main dining room. I would not recommend this location. There are 3 other El Jalisco...locations in Tallahassee that are far better.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

On the spur of the moment I stopped here to eat lunch. I sat at a high topper in the bar and the place was next to empty. The server FINALLY got there and took my order. I had to ask for water and silver...wear to eat with. The food (enchiladas with the green Verde sauce) tasted like there had been a wreck with the salt truck. No one ever checked on me after the food was delivered so I was unable to get more salsa or water. I had to flag the server down to get the check. My daughter waited tables for 5 years and I am a very generous tipper, 25% or more typically. For the first time in years, I left without leaving a tip. I left a note by the plate saying why. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Tried their shrimp soup for the first time. Served in a huge bowl, piping hot, with a side of rice. Had to wait for it to cool some before I could enjoy it. If you don’t like food highly seasoned with hot sauce, this is...not the dish for you. I could only eat half, and brought the rest home to enjoy next evening. Service always very good. Good 2-4-1 beer and Margaritas. Very reasonable prices!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

First time eating at an El Jalisco. The food & service was excellent. Our waiter was tentive & helpful. We left full & satisfied. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

So I go with a group to celebrate a birthday. The drinks and orders took a while to arrive. Two us ordered fajitas. They arrived sizzling and looking good. However, there were no soft tortillas, and we were advised they would bring them to us...right away. So like hungry dogs on a short chain, we sat and stared at our food. After about five minutes, my DIL went and asked for the tortillas. Then after another five minutes, I saw the manager, and advised him I would need to go boxes since my food was getting cold because I could not eat it without the tortillas. Still nothing, Finally the server returned, apologized, and said she would bring the tortillas. I advised her to bring me to go boxes because my food was cold, and I would take it home and heat it in the microwave. When the check arrived, I thought at least they would comp to fajitas, one of the more expensive items on the menu, but they didn't. I paid the full price just to get out of there. I requested another server to see the manager, and again waited. I asked the server if the manager was coming, and he just gave me a silly grin. I spent over $100.00. NEVER AGAIN!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

A hometown favorite for us. The price is right, the Mexican menu has it all, the food is great. We dine there often. Special deals on various days of the week!

Date of visit: September 2018
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