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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister lives nearby and she raves about this place. So when we last visited Texas the entire family, 8 of us, went for breakfast. We had three children all under the age of 11 and five hungry adults, some of us jettlagged. Our breakfast was delicious and with more than ample portions. They make excellent tacos and were very... More 

Thank Abbeyjackson
Bandera, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have only eaten here for breakfast. Nevertheless, the breakfast tacos "rock". The service is quick and nice. I am gonna' treat myself to lunch and/or dinner soon. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed.

Thank econn007
Silsbee, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi, how ya'll doin? My review of this Mexican food joint is not going to be flattering. "Owner has a B.A." means BAD ATTITUDE!! We went to Bandera to ride the Twisted Sisters and the ride and views were great! However, this restaurant was awful. The waitress, Anita was sweet and the problem was in no way her fault. I'm... More 

Thank wheelbme
Newburgh, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the tastiest, but it was warm. Staff were very friendly! Atmosphere not especially pleasing. Reasonably priced. Wishing we would have eaten elsewhere

Thank Rick H
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335 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

There are not many good Mexican restaurants is the small towns outside of San Antonio, but El Jacalito (little shack) in Bandera is one of them! The salsa is a bit warm, but has a good jalapeño flavor. The chalupas are freshly crispy and packed high and the enchiladas have a rich, dark gravy that is spicy and so delicious.... More 

Thank Pam W
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 19 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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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 13 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

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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, Serves Alcohol
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?