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El Jacalito

Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (27 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This became our go-to spot during our stay in Mismaloya! The food was excellent, especially the lobster combination plate. We were able to bring home leftovers a couple of times, so the already affordable prices were even better! Drinks were stiff, big, and cheap! The...More

Thank Marissa F
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We caught the local bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mismaloya... to snorkel at Los Arcos, which was a most enjoyable outing. We had finished just after lunch-time and had to walk a couple of hundred metres over a bridge to catch the bus back to...More

Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is restaurant is on the Highway just past the turn into Mismaloya. The setting is an palapa style sand floor restaurant with great service and terrific food. My husband enjoys the Coconut shrimp with Mango Sauce, and I find the arrachera beef and chicken...More

Thank KarenBrisbois
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Located in Mismaloya, approximately 10km south of Puerto Vallarta, a family run business with excellent food and prices. Not fancy, but an excellent Mexican dining experience.

Thank NortVanTripOhOlic
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Excellent little family run restaurant. The food ws wonderful and pretty inexpensive.the whole family works here, Parents, son and uncle.

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Thank bajanboy46
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My friend recommended this place. It's basically a palapa. There was an issue with flies, but the food was legit good and we had appetizer, entrees and drinks for under $25

1  Thank Katie J
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were asked to go with a few people from our resort to eat out. The Lobster combo was amazing! My only wish was the lobster was bigger, but I walked out full! The shrimp and mahi mahi was delicious! Even the rice was super...More

1  Thank Andies2017ta
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A few couples from our resort decided to go here because someone recommended the lobster. Ummmm mmmm glad we did! This is a no frills place but the food is excellent. The service was great, the owner was trying so hard to make sure we...More

Thank lauries777
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had lunch here after visiting Los Arcos. Great restaurant. To get to it walk to the the main road, turn left (south), cross the bridge, and you will find it. A local recommended it. I would recommend it as well.

Thank Guillermo B
Reviewed 5 April 2017

El Jacalito was already on my list for this trip. When I finished with scuba at Mismaloya beach, I asked the PV Ocean Tours divemaster (homegrown local) if he'd eaten at the beach front places. He said no. I asked about El Jacalito. His face...More

1  Thank Matt d
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Questions & Answers
15 June 2017|
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Response from tojon2 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they do but we bought $1,000 worth of Pesos before we left Seattle.
29 July 2015|
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Response from nancygSeattle | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they are an all year restaurant. I have never been there in September and it is a fairly rainy month and a low tourist month....so I am not sure!! Sorry!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Mismaloya
  • Phone Number: 228-0450
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