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Jacala Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Central
Mexican, Southwestern
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606 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201-4349
+1 210-732-5222
11:00 - 22:45
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had heard a lot about this place. So when we went to a family event jacala was high on our list. Service was fast. Very fast. Queso and quacolmole fresh and tasty. Large portions. The puffy tacos are pretty cool yet small. The restraint is very loud. Too loud really we couldn't hear people at our own table the... More 

1 Thank Neil P
McAllen, Texas
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I was with a group of 15 ladies and the service was excellent! Food and prices are great and portion size are somewhat large. I highly recommend the fajita nachos. I normally do not order nachos because I don't like soggy chips but their chips were crispy throughout the meal.

Thank Lennie N
San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Been there a few times and even had delivery. Last time had service with attitude and had to repeat myself to many times. Started with a waitress then she walked away an had a waiter finish up. Asked if it was because i was asking for my order to be complete and he said no. He said she didn't like... More 

Thank Alf14151968
Alamo Heights, Texas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food is average TexMex but they must have something right because it has been there for years. It is actually in our rotation. If they could use fresh juice in their margaritas it would help. Atmosphere is authentic and casual.

Thank Susan M
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

New to town and tried out a church on a Sunday morning. After looked on trip advisor and this place came up as near by. Service was good, chips a little bland but salsa was good. Requested the salsa Verde, which was some of the hottest(spicy wise) and beat I have ever had!! Had an enchilada plate with puffy taco,... More 

Thank Kyle S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in San Antonio, we asked several locals as to where the best authentic Mexican restaurant was and most replied Jacala's. We decided to go on our 2nd day there and were not sorry that we did. The waitstaff and the food were perfect. I'm anxious to get back there again.

Thank Derek W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 4 visiting from 300 miles away from home. We tried food delivery last night from a place called The Pizza Experts Pizzeria..biggest ripoff, brought the wrong food, we paid $41 & were promised new food that NEVER ARRIVED! So, being Leary of food delivery I looked at reviews of Jacala & decided to try them.... More 

Thank Thacksgirl
San Antonio, Texas
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721 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Now open again after a small fire in the kitchen. Various upgrades were made but are mostly transparent to the diner. They still have the same great dishes they have always had though the day we went, the chips were overcooked and dark brown with some also having soft underdone chewy centers. There was no smokey flavor so we assumed... More 

Thank OmniEpicurean
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have been going here for years they have expanded from when I first started going,the food is delicious and it has a friendly atmosphere,I was not disappointed any time I went there. The food is hot and there is minimal wait time

Thank martinezg10
Saussignac, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Living abroad, once I come back to san antonio, this is one of the first restaurants I get too as fast as possible. Their dishes are authentic and the margaritas are fantastic

Thank LeeMikeFrance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201-4349
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighbourhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-732-5222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?