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El Jacalito

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127 E Cedar Creek Pkwy, Kemp, TX 75143-5434
+1 903-432-4808
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Service is very slow and the food is not worth the wait :( Entertainment is the only save for this restaurant!

Thank 893vickie
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Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

The salsa is good. The food is good. The service is almost non existent. I've worked in the service industry and each time I visit here I try to imagine a reasonable scenario that has made my waiter unable to give me decent service. After my last visit I finally realized they just don't care. It's really a shame cause... More 

Thank Mantherlyn
Augusta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

They feature live entertainment, the best of which is Randy Southpaw, a one man band. He is usually there every weekend and he is adept at getting the crowd involved with covers of well known songs from numerous genres. Randy has a small set of groupies who dance and play tambourines which amplifies the appeal of the restaurant. Even though... More 

Thank JulieannMelville
Red Oak, Texas
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12 reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2015

Randy Southpaw is a very big way to bring people to the restaurant. He is one of the best entertainers I have heard in a while. Randy is very personable with the crowd and has a way of getting them going with his music and personality. Like to have parties there and just enjoy everything.

Thank Jane H
Irving, Texas
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been to this location many times and it is consistently good. Love the music by Randy Southpaw. Took a large group there in May and the service was very good. Not sure why they charge a fee for a reservation that is not applied towards your meal. They need to change this policy.

Thank KWRref
Plano, TX
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145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Friday night at 7:20 PM in May. The restaurant was packed. The music is great - by Randy Southpaw - live. This restaurant is a family owned endeavor with family members working. It is a Mexican themed restaurant and decorated that way. the food is very good & inexpensive. The Margaritas (Top Shelf) are $ 5.00 for a big glass.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2013

They seem to just care about taking care of their regular customers. I have been there 3 times in the past weeks and every time slow service. Cold Chips, slow with drink refills and the food is not hot just warm when you finally get it.

Thank 537Lynn999

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 E Cedar Creek Pkwy, Kemp, TX 75143-5434
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kemp
  • Phone Number: +1 903-432-4808

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?