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“the real deal authentic fresh delicioso Mexican food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jalisco Grill

Jalisco Grill
2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 600-1775
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
“the real deal authentic fresh delicioso Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We asked a few locals to recommend the best authentic Mexican food in town, all of them said the Jalisco Grill. We took the bus ($2) from the gondola area, much cheaper then cab fare ($20). We were greeted by Alma the lovely owner who was friendly and happy to see us! She helped us through the menu, which was posted on a big board on the wall, with some great recommendations. Our first night to Jalisco Grill we ordered a delicious sope appetizer with slow cooked pork which was full of fresh flavors and really big, at least 6" diameter on a soft homemade corn tortilla, then we had chile rellenos which was fantastic and covered in a mild tomato sauce, the mild melted Chihuahua cheese oozed from the perfectly battered and lightly fried poblano pepper. My son ordered the enchiladas el pastor with black mole, which was the best mole I ever tasted, the flavors were all over the board from smokey to a hint of chocolate to nutty, the combination was excellent! The pintos were delicious with a creamy texture, the Mexican rice was perfect the guacamole was 100% avocado simply prepared and outstanding! To top it off they have wonderful warm chips and fresh salsas, tomatillo (green) was a raw fiery style and the red was smoky roasted style with outstanding flavors. Our check totaled $18 and we each had a soft drink, they had beer available too. Out of the five nights we were in South Lake Tahoe we visited Jalisco Grill 3 times! They are cash only, no credit cards. Salud!

  • Visited March 2013
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great service!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great taqueria. The owner usually waits on us and is always friendly.
I just wish they had items with sauce, like wet burritos or enchiladas.
Their tacos, and taquitos are great.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best darn street tacos ever!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Hands down the best hole in the wall taqueria I've ever experienced! The Birria and Chili Verde are fantastic. Very friendly staff, clean dining area and restrooms.

Every time we are in South Lake Tahoe we stop in for a meal.

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Oxnard, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great variety and taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The food is tasty. Service is great. Great value. The guacamole is outstanding. We had a chicken torta, chile relleno combo, el pastor, birria, and carne asada tacos, and a carne asada burrito. It was all good. I like that they leave your food for you to add the chile to your taste. Chips were delivered to our table and they were very good as well. Just bring cash as its cash only!

  • Visited August 2012
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Love this spot...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Simple but awesome. Pricing is unbeatable. Food is incredible. Restaurant has been a staple for locals for a very long time.

Visited August 2011
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