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El Jacalito

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Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
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North Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Mill Creek, Washington
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Katie J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 delicious! For 2 people and a few beers each, $30! So yummy and such a... More 

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Ontario, New York
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 were happy - and we were. Try the lobster combo - two lobster tails, chicken... More 

Thank lauries777
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Shreveport, Louisiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 lit up with a very enthusiastic YES. Restaurant is right off the road, very easy... More 

Thank Matt d
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Would highly recommend trying this place. Ate there 4 times on a 10 day vacation in Mismaloya. Food was fresh and service was very good.

Thank Chad H
Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Admittedly, I didn't enter El Jacalito the first time we were in Mismaloya several months ago because of its location on the roadside and the overall appearance. This time, it came up again with great reviews on TA when we were visiting the area and searching for a restaurant. Upon walking in, there were numerous dirty plates in the kitchen... More 

Thank wbilinski
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

5 people for a very filling meal, drinks and desserts (complimentary) for $1000 pecos or $66 Canadian.

Thank Sheila F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Mismaloya
  • Phone Number: 228-0450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?