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El Jacalito Grill

535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“taquitos” (3 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
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Reviewed yesterday

We messaged a friend familiar with Big Bear dining and they suggested El Jacalito, knowing that we love Mexican food. It happened to be Taco Tuesday so I went for it... four ground beef tacos! I felt like the restaurant deserved more than $4 so...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this place and enjoyed a delicious bowl of Sopole soup - a hearty soup with chickpeas and tender pork. The soup had a delicious flavorsome freshness - so much so that we ordered an extra one to take home...More

Thank hola_bg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the very cute Village shopping area. Service was excellent and the food was good. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio for dinner and going for a nice stroll afterwards.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to have a good Mexican dinner. Read reviews for this place, seemed good. Food was o.k. it would have been better if it was hot!!! Plates were hot, but the four meals that we had...all being different were barely warm. The salsa bar was...More

Thank BlackRoseCher
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We tried El Jacalito on a busy Saturday night. It was crowded but they found us a nice outside table after about 35 minutes which we spent in the bar drinking their excellent margaritas and eating chips and guacamole. The food was good, the prices...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This restaurant has good Mexican food and drinks. The location and their prices are good too. There are shops all around too.

Thank 818Norma
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Chunky salsa and green salsa were ok. Waitress was friendly and fast. Husband got a barbacoa burrito and it was pretty good- not hot(chile) at all. I got the taco salad. Meat was good but cold. Tortilla shell was oily and tasted oily. Chips didn't...More

Thank M G
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I hosted a family reunion for 76 people at the Big Bear Marina Resort and hired El Jacalito Grill to cater dinner in the grass picnic area, they did a fabulous job, on time, very professional, more than enough fabulous food at a reasonable price.

Thank highexpectati0ns10
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 2:45pm and was seated immediately...avoided the lunch and dinner rush. Located in the Village area, it is a comfortable and nice spot. The salsa bar is delicious. All of our meals were tasty and quite large. Bring a big appetite or bring...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Drinks looked stellar! We had carne asada nachos - very tasty! They use a white cheese - so much better than cheddar. Kinda skimpy on guacamole, but not on anything else!

Thank Yvonne A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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