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El Jacalito Grill

535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“taco salad” (7 reviews)
“barbacoa” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Fast friendly service and very good food. Everything tasted the way it should and was served quickly and hot. The happy hour items were very good at $3 dollars for a tamale, fish taco and $4 for a chili relleno and $4 for a Fat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lvegas2016
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We just happened to be walking by and decided to have some Mexican food, we are glad we did. I had the Enchilada's and my lady had a Taco Salad. Both were very fresh and the atmosphere was good. The service was a bit slow,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank R9003APmikem
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We came here for lunch and sat in the patio with our two dogs. The ambience was nice and the service was good. We ordered the taco salad and burrito. The food was tasty but it doesn't compare to the Mexican cuisine in Santa Barbara!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NoStopSigns
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to eat b/c I was informed El Jacalito Grill was owned by the same family who own la Hacienda...which is one of my favorite places in Big Bear. As I hoped, El Jacalito did not disappoint. It was very good and the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We were a party of 5 on a bike tour. Peppercorn Grille was our first choice, but had to wait too long. So we tried El Jacalito and were very satisfied. Great enchiladas, tasty, seared to perfection. The Bistek Picado was a treat. Big portions...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We sat out on the patio, great place in the summertime. The food is good. We had carnitas salad, many different tacos all were delicious. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DKS44
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Attractive restaurant in old town. Extensive menu of traditional and slightly more unusual Mexican fare. Liked the help your self salsa bar for the free chips you get as you're seated. Both our meals were very good although could have been a little hotter in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed August 24, 2018

A great place to have lunch/brunch sitting outside on the balcony. The food is very authentic Meixcan and very freshly cooked. Usually I do not like music playing when I eat but actually the music playing in the background with a mexican flavour was both...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank richardderothschild
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Arrived around 5pm during the week. Got to sit on the patio. Great waitress, very attentive and cheerful. Food was delicious! Great salsa bar! A golden gem I would say. Try to eat outside on the patio. Inside quite warm.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BlackRoseCher
Reviewed August 15, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 402MO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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