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El Jacalito Grill

535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (3 reviews)
“barbacoa” (3 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With all the hyped reviews, I was looking forward to a amazing Mexica dining experience. Sadly my visit left me flat, not much better than fast food Mexican. The signature house Margarita was largely tasteless - very forgettable. The Guacamole was delicious The self serve...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and great drinks. Felt it was a bit over the top to charge 14 for a watermelon margarita but I had to try it and was NOT disappointed! It was over the top Good! And my tostada was great. Chips served at...More

Thank Tracy520
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Most of us ordered breakfast, and my daughter ordered pozole. The food taste like it came out of a can. Not made from scratch. It was too plane for Mexican food. But the portions were generous and the food was very affordable. The service was...More

Thank Gretter P
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Loved everything about this place! Nice patio, good service, and exceptional food. We ordered the slow cooked roast that was very tender and had such an unusual, wonderful flavor. The $10.99 lunch price was an excellent value, as the large serving also came with beans...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We made for taco night, very good and seating outside is very nice. I wish they had more on draft including the local beer but food was great.

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 5 May 2018

It was surprisingly cold for late April, near freezing when we visited. So it was very nice to get the warm chips served as we were seated. Happy Hour was a nice surprise for a great Margarita. We ordered the side of Guacamole which was...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

In town to visit Mom and had a fine lunch. We enjoyed the Carnitas Tostada, chicken tortilla soup and house salad with guacamole and delicious margaritas. The service staff was very nice and the outside seating area looked great for fair weather dining.

Thank littlemomma_1955
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had one of the best Mexican food dinner we've ever had at El Jacalito. My husband had the Carne asada which was absolutely delicious, very tender and juicy and the flavor was incredible which was accompanied with rice and beans which were topped with melted...More

1  Thank Claudini M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken tacos and fajitas, yummmm. Chip and salsa bar was perfect to nibble while visiting with date. A for sure return.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We ended up in El Jacalito as there were long waits at many of the other brunch places in Big Bear. Despite this not being our first choice we had a good brunch and would be happy to return. Good points: + Lots of choice...More

Thank Corb2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-3537
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