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Jalisco Cafe

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1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
+1 619-575-4955
17:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My parents and I have been coming to this restaurant since the mid-1980s. Some of our favorite dishes are the chilequiles, the enchiladas suizas and chile con carne. All of their breakfasts are delicious and for cold rainy days I especially love their pozole, best in town!

Thank pirahnamedic
Cavite City, Philippines
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I took my wife here for her first time, yet it was my first time sine 1993. I was in the US Navy and stationed at Coronado. This was my favorite place, for the best Mexican Food in San Dog! This visit was more about the memories and men I served with in my 20 year career. Thank you Jalisco... More 

Coronado, California
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210 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty much anything you have is great, but you have to go for breakfast! The chilaquiles and the huevos rancheros are my absolute favorite!

Thank Dany Z
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

C2 is my favorite. Enchilada suiza is spectacular. The Waitresses are attentive and family friendly.

Thank Brian M
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our family has eaten here for more years than I can remember at least 30 or so. There were four of us, hubby,his sis, our grandson and my self. WE took home dinner for daughter who was not yet home from work. Greeted with a hug and where you been and sent off with the same and come back soon.... More 

Thank SusiCP
Alpine, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The food was a disappointment . I had the fish taco plate , the fish in the tacos had a chewie piece in the middle & it was lukewarm . The chips were crisp but lacked flavor , the salsa was watery . The refried beans were okay but the rice was dry & lacked flavor .

Thank Dolores K
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Visiting the Jalisco Cafe in Imperial Beach is like coming home to family The Waitresses know most of the customers by name and often receive them with warm hugs the service is always warm and friendly the price is great for the portions that you get and the food is cooked fresh warm and tasty and plentiful a definite landmark... More 

Thank alexdollar
Coronado, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This restaurant was crowded and you had to wait for a seat...for good reason. The food was delicious, authentic, and served with a smile. The atmosphere was like a favorite neighborhood food place.

Thank Mary Ann T
Overland Park, Kansas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I have been going here for years. But lately the service and food have gotten worse. Idk if its bad management or lack of funds but they need to quickly turn this around or they will be losing lifelong customers.

Thank David M
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

for almost four decades we have enjoyed eating at Jalisco's cafe.The food is good and the service is pretty good! However, Jalisco's is in need of a revamp!

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Imperial Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-575-4955

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