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“Hidden Gem in Central El Paso”

El Jacalito Restaurante
Ranked #177 of 1,553 Restaurants in El Paso
Cuisines: Mexican
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Atlanta, GA
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Central El Paso”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

This restaurant can be a little hard to find if you don't know El Paso, but it is worth the search. It is not a fancy place and it is a bit small, but the service is friendly and first rate. The food is also excellent. In particular, the caldo tlalpeno is fantastic. This is perhaps the best value in the city, and is truly authentic home cooked food. This is the first place I head for when I come to El Paso.

  • Visited November 2011
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English first
El Paso, Texas
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“Great Food - Excellent Value”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

I've tried most of the items on the menu, along with the daily lunch specials. Everything i've had is good. The service is quick and friendly. I highly recommend this place for lunch.

  • Visited April 2011
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Big flavor in a small package”
Reviewed August 8, 2010

El Jacalito is small - maybe 12 tables - but the food is delicious. The tortilla soup was excellent and so were the chicken tacos. Try the special - the day we were there it was enmoladas - like enchiladas, but with mole sauce.

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