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“Best in Tex-Mex”

El Jacalito Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 40 Restaurants in Bandera
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Restaurant details
Bandera, Texas
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best in Tex-Mex”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is freshly and well prepared; relaxed atmosphere; homey feel from staff and patrons. Homemade corn tortillas; plates come with beans and potatoes; chorizo and egg; machacado; barbacoa; migas - all are excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Karen R
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  • English first
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English first
Austin, Texas
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Family Style Food and Friendly Service”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Four of us stopped in for dinner and ordered quesadillas, enchiladas, all plates with rice and beans. The taco chips that preceded the meal were warm and tasted fresh. Salsa was very good. The server was friendly, efficient and helpful. She gladly got some of us coffee after the meal. A handy place to stop for unpretentious, good food.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Two-For-Texas
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great enchiladas!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Went with five friends yesterday for lunch, another example of a dive restaurant having the best food! The salsa, the bean soup, the chicken enchilada with spinach sauce, and rice,everything was delicious. Everyone loved their meals. The prices are outstanding! Paid three times as much for a Mexican meal in San Antonio the night before and this place beat it by a mile. Highly recommend and wish I lived closer to I could go more often.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Julie S
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Clemson, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We usually hit a home run with trip advisor but this was an out!!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We came expecting good Mexican food, but found a clean and nice restaurant with mediocre food. The guacamole was so so; the flautas were greasy; the chicken in my quesadilla had a very slight off taste. The restaurant was clean and the wait staff prompt and nice. We usually hit a home run with trip advisor, but this was an out!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank lsbmmb
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Bandera, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Since the first time my husband and ate here, I eat here 3-4 times a week. Mostly breakfast, but when I can I get lunch. The food is amazing and the staff are awesome!! If your in Bandera, it is a must try. Its puts the other mexican food places in Bandera to shame, just wish they were open for dinner!!

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Katy P
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