We always come here when in Big Bear.. Best Micheladas......... Good chips and salsa, good food, great service!
We were seated as soon as we arrived. In the next few minutes, quite a few people showed up and many had to wait for awhile. Our waiter was nice and attentive. The food was good, not great. Plenty of chips and salsa. The price was reasonable with many selections on the menu. We would return if in town again.
Discovered Jacalito last year and have returned 4 times while on various vacations in Big Bear. Cadillac Margies are excellent. Order a double b/c you'll end up liking it so much that one won't be enough. Salsa bar is great. I had barbacoa enchiladas last time, and they were great! Lil' kick to them....but not so much that you start... More
My family and I often go to Big Bear to get out of the city. Our favorite restaurant in Big Bear is El Jacalito Grill. We went the last time we were up in Big Bear and yep, the food was AMAZING as always. The Margaritas were also great. The restaurant is very kid friendly, but can get a bit... More
We went to this restaurant based on a local's recommendation and internet reviews. We were able to sit outside on a lovely evening. I had the Chili Verde Burrito (enchilada style) and my husband had the Beef Enchilada Combination (one ground beef and two shredded beef). Both meals were very good. He thought the shredded beef was better than the... More
We were in Big Bear and decided to eat at El Jacalito, (where we have eaten several times before). The experience was excellent again! We had the tostada, and fish and shrimp tacos with rice and beans. Yummy! The Chips and salsa (from the salsa bar) are very good. The service was outstanding. Sitting outside was perfect! We will be... More
Was tasty and everyone including the kids enjoyed their meal. It was a hot summer day so the margaritas (both virgin and alcoholic) were a nice respite from the heat. Not great but definitely good; was not overly done which I sometimes find in Mexican restaurants. I had an enchilada and chicken taco combo and the portions were just right... More
My boyfriend and I stumbled upon El Jacalito Grill during our weekend trip to Big Bear. It was dinner time on Saturday night and this place was packed. We were lucky to score the last high-top in the bar. The gratis tortilla chips were fresh and good. Just enough salt without being too salty and light. They had a help-yourself... More
We found this place after wandering the village for a little while. It was very reasonably priced, and the food was great. I had the carne asada nachos, which were incredible. My husband had the steak fajitas. These were good too, but the steak was a little blah. The onions and peppers were great though. The staff were very friendly,... More
OK food if your very hungry. I will probably go try another Mexican food restaurant next time. Service was not bad but non-existant.
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