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“Authentic New Mexican” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Jalisco Cafe

The Jalisco Cafe
Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic New Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

I recently had reason to pass through Silver City again for the first time in years, and this was the first place I went to. The food here is outstanding and the menu capitalizes on the restaurant's proximity to fresh, flavorful chilis. If you come here, keep in mind that anything chili-based is the restaurant's strong suit. Both the red and green will knock your socks off, both in terms of flavor and heat. The more standard Tex-Mex fare on the menu is also delicious, but nothing beats the chili dishes followed by a sopapilla with honey. The only complaints I've heard in-person about the food pertain to the fish tacos... but I guess it's Grant County, NM and these guys probably don't have access to tons of fresh fish.

The ambiance is pretty standard for a place like Silver City, and the service is a bit slow-moving for people who are looking to get in and out in a hurry. Expect to spend some time enjoying your meal. No reservations are accepted, so it might be a bit of a pain to get seated during busy times.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Everything here is amazing, but the stand outs are the chile relleno plate, the green chile enchiladas and the carnitas. And their salsa! It is the best salsa I've ever had. Easily the best Mexican food in Silver City, if not the whole Southwest.

Visited March 2014
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is always good--I can never decide what to get, so always order the combination plate. Beware: the salsa and green chile are very spicy!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

I'm a little biased toward northern New Mexican food, but was pleasantly surprised at the flavor and quality of this southern New Mexico restaurant. Our server remembered our orders perfectly, even with substitutions. The chicken enchiladas are mouth-watering. Everyone should have a slice of their chocolate walnut cake - large enough for four! Delicious!

Visited March 2014
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Gonzales, TX
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Green Chili Done Right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Great food and service. My husband and I attended college in Silver city 20 years ago and couldn't wait to get back to eat at Jalisco's. I had the chili rellanos and they were roasted to perfection. The green chili sauce is delicious! The sopapillas were huge and fried perfectly. I wish we could take this place back to Texas with us!

Visited March 2014
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