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“great surprise; fresh, authentic roadside grill restaurant”
Review of El Jacalito

El Jacalito
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Mismaloya
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Mateo
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great surprise; fresh, authentic roadside grill restaurant”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family and I stopped at this unassuming roadside grill restaurant. What a great surprise! The service was wonderful, and the food was simple and delicious -- great grilled shrimp (I couldn't finish my plate because there were so many), chicken fajitas, guacamole and salsa. The waiters were warm and friendly, and the margaritas were delicious (I requested one change in my margarita, and it came back exactly to my liking). Great, local atmosphere at a good price. I would definitely go back!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Laurel F
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited El Jacalito. What a pleasant surprise. After visiting the beach we went looking for some of these restaurants that we heard about. They must have been well hidden because we couldn't find them. While going to the bus stop we found this one. For 135 peso we had a meal of lobster, shrimp & fish. The 2nd meal which also was 135 pesos consisted of chicken, beef & shrimp. Both meals came with perfectly cooked vegetables. Both meals were very tasty. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank wndnns
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Comox Valley, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get the fish, lobster and shrimp combo platter! ”
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

135p is a steal for this plate. Perfectly cooked lobster, delicious fish and shrimp! Going back for more tomorrow night!

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1 Thank LilMissBunny
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best around”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Have been to PV several times in the past and we were going to Mismaloya to set up up a boat cruise for the next day. Got there a little late and found everything shut down already. Went back up the hill and across the bridge and found this place. Can't say enough about this restaurant. We both had a garlic shrimp dinner that was just plain orgasmic. Our meals included chips & salsa, a shrimp plate with rice, beans, & veggies, plus a dessert of cake & ice cream. Add in three margaritas and the tab came to 380 pesos. That's $30.40 USD. at a 12.5 exchange rate. Great value and great food. Went back once more during our stay and had another fabulous meal. Don't bother with the beach places. This is the best around.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Ken V
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Eagan, Minnesota
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't let the outside scare you away”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Take Mismaloya/Boca bus from Centro. Family owned and operated. Good margaritas and excellent shrimp dishes at a very reasonable price. Don't be in a rush, just sit back and enjoy the Mexican music on the juke box and the ambiance of a real Mexican restaurant..

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Pam K
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