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El Jalapeno

199 N State St, Ste 102, Hemet, CA 92543-4156
+1 951-652-2386
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good16%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jan 2017
“Good food at a reasonable price!”
12 Jan 2017
“Average food, service and decor”
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199 N State St, Ste 102, Hemet, CA 92543-4156
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Variety menu with the added pleasure of their Friendly service, Great prices!! What more can one ask for!!!

Thank gma16
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Since my favorite Mexican burned down recently I've been looking for a new place. El Jalapeno is located in a strip mall behind a car wash. The decor was stereotypical Mexican. The service staff were barely able to speak English and were not very welcoming....More

Thank GalAboutTown64
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food here is really good . I ate here on a week night and it was a slow night. The service was very slow . I had a very long wait time to order . Was thing of leaving and then the waitress finally...More

Thank jerryjfm
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant in a Mexican food oasis hidden in Hemet, California. The food is authentic Mexican food. The service is great also. A nice surprise was the bean dip the wonderful surprise was the food. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

Thank Ricky J
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Small restaurant. Family orientated. Food good but not memorable. Restaurant is clean but decore is normal "Mexican". Plastic on tables and menus are a bit greasy. Went on Mother's Day, so I understand it was very busy, however service was very slow. We waited 20...More

Thank JodyH59
Reviewed 8 March 2014

You know when you walk in, and the restaurant is full of Mexicans, that it's going to be good, traditional food--and it is. We had two lunches over two days--4 different meals, and all were exceptionally good---fresh ingredients, friendly (Mexican) staff, great Mexican beer selection,...More

2  Thank Mrmitosis
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

The food is very reasonably priced and the flavor was wonderful. They bring you tortilla chips and beans and salsa while you look at the menu. They also serve beer wine and mixed drinks. I wish a small salad was included with the dinners. Will...More

2  Thank gccamp
Reviewed 21 November 2012 via mobile

It's not gourmet faire, but if you're out in the Hemet area and looking for good food at a good price, this is the place for you. We tried the carne asada, which was priced at about $9. It was a decent-sized cut of marinated...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Just north of the Hemet Depot, in an unimposing strip center, is a hidden gem of Mexican cuisine. Walk in, smell the aromas, and your tummy will tell you that you are home. The menu shows a wide variety and all food is freshly prepared....More

1  Thank Kaj898
Reviewed 4 June 2012

I broke my own rule. For good tacos, you need to go to a taqueria. As nice as the atmosphere is inside El Jalapeño, the food falls far short of acceptable Mexican cuisine. In my opinion, when you add a large dollop of guacamole to...More

1  Thank Grousedoctor
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  • Address: 199 N State St, Ste 102, Hemet, CA 92543-4156
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hemet
  • Phone Number: +1 951-652-2386
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