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El Jacalito Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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1207 Cedar St, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-460-3853
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

That was our best breakfast experience on our trip to Three Sisters. The food was delicious and cooked well like at home.

Thank alexzilov
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Good Mexican food, great fajitas, great service, fair price, more like local favorite, not just tourist .

Thank Rusty B
Kerrville, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Simple place not fancy but great food tacos are large other food is very good. Just off main st behind the Chicken Cop, worth looking for.

Thank Charlie L
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Plain joint that serves authentic Tex-Mex. Good salsa with a kick, very nice tacos and very good cheese enchiladas; they nailed all the Tex-Mex staples. My wife had fajitas that also good with lots of fresh grilled peppers and onions. This is NOT your big city Tex Mex joint, but it is reliable good food and a good value.

Thank darwinmoore
Bandera, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Such a great friendly atmospher, super cool staff. The food is so great. My favorite Shelly Taco and the Menudo when in season, is the best ever! Also nobody can touch their spinach enchiladas. In my opinion, it is the ONLY mexican food in town.

Thank zumbagirl07
Santa Rita Arriba, Panama
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Greeted by a happy cashier and waitress. Very quick service. Had the El Jacalito special. The cheese enchiladas in red tortillas looked very thin but had great flavor, as did everything else but the refried beans. Funky place, which I loved. Lots of tables between the three rooms. I'll be back.

Thank rkondivers
Bigfork, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Good Mexican food that and restaurant is kid friendly. Parking is limited but not difficult. Right in the heart of Bandera.

Thank sherriesitz
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I eat there weekly. Not quite as good as when Susie owned it but close. Lots of food at good prices. Best Mexican food in Bandera.

Thank Leslie M
Water Valley, Mississippi
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This restaurant is not big or fancy but the food is so good. Just the right heat. Great service. The pinto beans are so good. I would go back

Thank Linda R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

A whole new world opened up. Had it loved it. Where had it been hiding? Prices are nice and migas plate portion was abundant.

1 Thank james f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Cedar St, Bandera, TX 78003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera County  >  Bandera
  • Phone Number: +1 830-460-3853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?