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El Jakal

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Ave Del Palmar just N of Miramar | Food Truck Go Over the Bridge-To the North Side, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
+52 322 131 3003
13:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 13:00 - 21:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant just walking through town coming from the north end of the beach at Sayulita. Our party ate tacos which were cheap, we tried that crazy guacamole dish which was a lot of food, the coconut fish and shrimp were excellent and the pineapple bowl was awesome. We will go back again when we are in Sayulita.... More 

Thank Michael B
Bethany, Connecticut
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and cramped which is to be expected in Sayulita. Food is average, drinks are weak the alcohol content is barely detectable. Service is adequate.

Thank Joseph M
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food cart and adjoining colourful little restaurant was recommended by our hotel and as we were looking over the menu wondering if we would go in a customer on his way out said "best margaritas in town". And they are! My husband loves ceviche and their shrimp ceviche plate was outstanding. I ordered the loco guacamole which is a... More 

Thank Bev497
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Sayulita, They have delicious Coconut shrimp and fish, Tequila Shrimp and it comes with a side salad and some fries. I was dying for any kind of salad in Sayulita so it was nice to get a nice plate of food at Jakal. Reasonable prices, nice waiters. Service is a little slow... More 

Thank Audra P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

3 times I've visited this restaurant now and the food and service surpass my expectations every time.

Thank Deb R
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a must in Sayulita. Fresh, delicious food. We went three 5 times in 6 days and every dish was better than the last one. I tried and recommend the aguacate loco, cauliflower ceviche, been salad and fish ceviche. Juan Carlos was the best waiter. Make sure you try this place out.

Thank Angelica R
Fremont, Michigan
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in today. Pretty good shrimp casadillia & really hot good fries. The coconut shrimp is delicious too.

Thank Jeanniejo1
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I've spent almost two months in Sayulita eating almost everywhere and I still go back to Jakal as my favourite spot. A total foodie whenever I travel and this place hits all the right notes. Great and fresh seafood, try to coconut shrimp, the crazy avocado and the guacamole, also the coconut encrusted Mahi Mahi is also a must try.... More 

Thank shanebourdage
Redmond, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have really liked El Jakal since we discovered it 4 years ago. The service is really friendly and we feel confident in how they handle the food, The favorite dish has always been the Coconut Shrimp, but last night, I tried the Octopus and it was great. The kids almost always have the breaded fish with fries. This trip... More 

Thank Marie C
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My first night in Sayulita,I was just a little hungry & the pizza place next door was very busy & HONESTLY,I did not go to Mexico to eat ITALIAN food,its so darn cheap at home why not eat local Mexican.I ordered 2 Marlin tacos...........well they forgot the marlin,only cabbage & cucumber..........I was sitting right in front of them cooking &... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Del Palmar just N of Miramar | Food Truck Go Over the Bridge-To the North Side, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Sayulita
  • Phone Number: +52 322 131 3003

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