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“Friendly service and lots of bland food”
Review of Jalisco Grill

Jalisco Grill
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Read reviews on trip advisor, so thought we would give it a try since we would be staying in South Lake Tahoe for a week. When we walked in it seemed quaint and the man at the counter was friendly. We were eating an early dinner at about 4:00 p.m., so the restaurant had only 2 other tables of families eating there and they seemed like locals. This looked like a good sign. We chose our beverages out of the refrigerator and ordered our food which would be brought to our table. I ordered the chicken sopes and my husband got the 3 pork taco meal with beans and rice. We each had a Corona with our meal. There were 2 others in our group who also ordered full meals and a soft drink. There was a lot of food. We even had leftovers to take with us. The price was right....4 dinners with 3 drinks for $37 was really a bargain. The only complaint was the food was bland: no spices that we could taste, and no sauce unless you added the Tapitio or Chollula that was on the table. The complementary chips and salsas were okay...the red sauce was good, but the green was bland. I should have poured the red salsa on our food to give it a little spice.

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Reviewed May 6, 2017

I enjoyed the meal at this establishment. There was 4 of us for Cinco De Mayo and we were all in agreement. We have had better Mexican food, but not a better deal on great Mexican food. The food was great, the atmosphere good, the price was fantastic, and the service was unbelievable!

We all ate until we were satisfied and managed that for a total of $33!! OMG, we were impressed and will be back. Deal or no deal the owner went out of her way to make us happy. They could add $1 to every item on the menu and it would still be a bargain!!

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1  Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

We stopped here on a recommendation of a local who said this was the best Mexican food in town..........Ummm No!

First, the food was really bland, I mean no flavor hardly at all so we had to douse our lunch with lots of salsa which fortunately was very flavorful and added some needed taste to our lunches.

Second the place was small but kind of clean which was good and the prices were also reasonable too so that was a plus.

Third , the service was minimal which goes along with the (cash only?) lower prices so that was okay too.

But I really can't understand why this place rates so high when the food was so tasteless. Isn't tasty food usually the main reason people eat somewhere? Good flavorful food should be job one right? Thank goodness they had a decent salsa bar!

We won't be back as I'm absolutely sure there is better, tastier food to be had at the many other Mexican places we found scattered all over town, we passed a dozen different Mexican places today.

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Thank Dizzycatz
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

This place is kind of hidden in a side strip mall but the food and prices are amazing this is going to be my go to Mexican food spot in Tahoe from now on.

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Thank golfgods4
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We had vegetarian nachos and lengua tacos. Oh so yummy!!

The tacos were so tender and the corn tortillas steamed and delicious!

The nachos had amazing beans, salsa, and guacamole.

Did I mention the prices are amazing. 5 dollars for the nachos and 1.50 for the tacos!!

Thank nataliegillessmartin
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