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“Good Chicken Chimichanga”
Review of El Jalisco

El Jalisco
Ranked #140 of 804 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Chicken Chimichanga”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

While at a basketball camp at FSU last year we ate here a couple of times. The chicken is seasoned well, and everyone wanted to go back and can't wait to go back this year as well.

Visited June 2013
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not bad, but Mexican food in Tallahassee sucks”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Been to El Jalisco many times because it is the best Mexican that Tallahassee has to offer. The place is so darned noisy, that we sometimes sacrifice food and drive down Monroe to the outdoor patio of South of the Border. Like so many cookie cutter Mexican restaurants the choices offered are limited to a mostly Taco Bell menu. The Chile rellanos as ok, but a little overcooked, doughy and greasy. They do make good margaritas. Their combos with the refritos and rice all taste about the same. The chips and sausa are pretty good. But where are the green corn tamales, Mexican seafood, and menudo? You have to go to New Mexico or old Mexico to find these specialties. Meanwhile, El Jalisco is like the man with one eye in the country of the blind. Those who rate it highly have either quaffed too many margaritas or have never eaten bona fide Mexican food. But if you crave pseudo Mexican, don't mind noise and confusion and want a step up from Taco Bell, give it a try.

Visited April 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“If you love Mexican you will love!!!!!”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

I love their Fatijas. Fatijas are my favorite Mexican dish and El Jalisco has the best. They are a fabulous family owned restaurant. Prices are affordable for all size families. Each of their locations are unique. Where can you go and get a great lunch for $5 - El Jalisco's

  • Visited March 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
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“Quick service”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A little dirty. Need to do a deep cleaning. Fast service. Loud. Decent place to hangout with friends.

Visited March 2014
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111 reviews
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“Great Tex-Mex food, reasonable prices but very loud atmosphere”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is one of two Jalisco restaurants in the Tallahassee area. We have tried several dishes on the extensive menu and all are excellent Tex-Mex fare. The place gets very noisy at times which detracts from a great dining experience,

  • Visited October 2013
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