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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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All reviews fajitas street tacos asado shrimp steak mexican food lunch specials portions are huge saturday night visiting tallahassee great lunch margaritas
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Reviewed April 23, 2022

Good food with great prices. The lunch specials (under $10.00) are worth the drive. Food was fast, hot and tasty. Ate lunch here twice in five days.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim when visiting Tallahassee and it was so good we came back again the next day. Good service, even when they were slammed on a Saturday night, & great food. Try the asada street tacos, yumm!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

OK Mexican Food. The food is ok. The drinks not great. I was told this was the best Mexican restaurant in town, but don’t waste your time. There has to be a better option in town.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Great lunch for family Super value for the money Highly recommended A little bit off hwy but certainly worth it Portions are huge Service excellent Price very reasonable

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2021

they have a Fajita platter for two that is giant sized, it comes with lots of Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, Carnitas, and Chorizo. served with all the traditional fixin's They say this is for two but could easily feed three or four, although we sat and...kept eating and eating until it was finally finished! But we were very full, my buddy also had the two for one beer so win win.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 27, 2020

Doesn't look like much from the exterior. But was pleasantly surprised by the terrific food and attentive service. Two for one cocktails for Happy Hour. Enjoyed the Margaritas that were perfectly mixed and served. Great appetizers and dinner was so delicious. They have an outside...front porch as well as interior dining area. It was a wonderful place to dine.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 12, 2020

My husband and I decided to have lunch here while in Tallahassee. We found the food selection to be good and the prices affordable. What impressed us the most however were the employees. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived but that changed quickly....Soon the place was filled. The staff appeared to work together seamlessly. The manager, whose name I forget at the time was among those working to ensure the customers were seated and served in a timely manner. We will certainly return to this establishment when we return to Tallahassee.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and FSU alumni who insisted we try it and we are very glad we did. Locally owned and operated this authentic Mexican Restaurant did not disappoint. We sat on an outside patio although inside seating was available. First...and foremost, the giant margaritas were on point. Not watered down, flavorful and refreshing. Chips were freshly made, warm and served with fresh zesty yet not spicy pico de Gallo. All main courses served were fantastic, well presented and large portions that were hard to finish. There was simply no room left for dessert. The service was fantastic and the prices reflect a great value. If you are a big fan of Mexican food, make sure to try this place when you are in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 24, 2020

We had this via delivery and it got to us cold and not packaged very well. Things were leaking. May have been at fault of delivery driver but - just not sure. I've had better, this would do in a pinch at their restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed May 18, 2020

I had previously eaten here. They offer daily lunch specials, $ 4.99 each. We were greeted and sat immediately. The server was right on it - had on a mask - brought us the chips and guacamole. Very clean environment - they are health conscious....I ordered the chimi with ground beef. It came with rice, cheese and sour cream. It was just what I ordered - was served fast and was hot. The food here is excellent. I really wanted Mexican - this really fit the bill. It was just enough food for lunch. The staff acted like they wanted you there and appreciated your business. I will be back again when in town. Great job !!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

From the beginning our service was 10/10 thanks to Luis G. For a great service. We got the street tacos carnitas & the fajitas. The food had great flavor and presentation. We came from Orlando

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019

We evacuated to Tallahassee during the hurricane and were greatly surprised by this find. Home style taste, friendly atmosphere and typical Mexican decor. Very kid friendly. Laid back dress code. Good prices. During lunch the 2 waiters while pleasant and attentive were kinda scattered running...here and there. A food runner brought our food and we were asked if everything came out ok only after we were sitting there finished for a long time.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Each time I come to dine here it gets better and better, there's never a time that I order and I don't end up getting a lot of food and end up being so full. This time was no exception I got the nacho el...Jalisco and it was amazing, added some extra grilled onions and I was stuffed, no need for desert ever! Get there early because the fill up quickly for lunch but its so good. One day I intend to go and try the tableside guacamole because it looks amazing but maybe next time!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant SO many times. I’ve been with friends and family on multiple occasions. Love the staff and the service. Reasonably priced food and always fresh! Salsa is delicious and chips are fresh. I’ve been so many times, that now I...know the waiters and waitresses. Best El Jalisco is the one on Monroe. Kerry Forest El Jalisco is great as well! Not a fan of the one of Capital Circle though.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Amazing cuisine! It felt like I was in Mexico! The Chili Relleno was authentically wonderful! Instead of the usual appetisers, I ordered their Guacamole and it was just as great! Looking forward to exploring their full menu. I've always enjoyed El Jalisco in Wakulla, and...this one is just as amazing. Bravo, El Jalisco! The service was hospitable, fast, and efficient, just as great as your food!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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February 13, 2015|
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Not sure Kayla. I've only been there for food. Didn't pay attention to Happy Hour. Have to give them a call.
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Yes, El Jalisco offers takeout services.

El Jalisco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5