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El Jarrito Restaurant

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870 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450-3898
+1 281-392-7277
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Katy, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Y'all, I love El J's (as my family lovingly calls it). We have been eating here for over 13 years - since it was at it's old location on Mason and Cimarron Pkwy. The waitstaff knows us and they are always so friendly. Their salsa is delicious and typically served warm, and the beans they serve with the chips are... More 

1 Thank Auntof5
Flower Mound, TX
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228 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here on a Friday night with the family. We ate around 6:00 pm so there was no wait. Restaurant quickly filled up after that. The service was good. Salsa was excellent. We had the Beef Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas and Chicken Tortilla soup. All were very good.

Thank serwin99
Chamonix, France
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We just love this restaurant. Service is great, the food is great and the house frozen marguerites are wonderful. Plus, we can walk here from home. What's not to love!

Thank andrewpderry
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Waiter was friendly and very helpful navigating the menu. It was a lovely experience and the food was delicious.

Thank Louise L
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I can't even think of how many times I've eaten here...that tells you how much I love it! The best chicken mole in all of Texas. It isn't sweet and the chicken is very tender. I've had enchiladas, chile relleno, ceviche, guacamole, queso...chilaquiles for brunch and tacos de carne guisada, etc. The environment is joyful and the staff is the... More 

Thank chiki_tix_tix
Katy, Texas
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to this restaurant at least a dozen times now. It has great food, great quick service and reasonable prices! Every time we have guests we take them here and they love it and always request to go back.

Thank jax3636
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

After a long day, all I wanted was mediocre Mexican food on a patio. Katy is not an area I frequent, so I had low expectations. The restaurant is set a block off the main road, and I drove past it once before finally finding it. Boy did El Jarrito blow my flip flops off! I don't normally go out... More 

Thank Marsha B
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153 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican restaurant in a nice location. Have eaten here several times with family. Good quality food (we mostly order mixed fajitas and crunchy tacos for kids). The outside offers a small playground for kids. I would recommend this place.

Thank sumanuta
Katy, Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have tried many things off of their menu and haven't been disappointed yet! Great place for families and couples. They even have a banquet hall behind the restaurant that is available to the public for weddings etc.

Thank KatyGirl84
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433 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

We love to come here with the family. Starting off with tableside guacamole, fresh salsa, and light tortilla chips.. Homemade. Top shelf margaritas always are the best.. Had the chicken verde enchiladas, very large portions, fresh, and tasty. All the food was nice and the service is exceptional. They always go out of their way to give you everything you... More 

1 Thank charley48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 870 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450-3898
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Katy
  • Phone Number: +1 281-392-7277

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