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El Jacalito

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1/2 block off Costera, Acapulco, Mexico
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Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was really fun to find this quaint little restaurant near our hotel. It was clean and had good local cuisine. We ate there 3 times during the week we were there. That's how much we liked it. The staff was very professional, helpful and friendly

Thank valrdh
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

For a very moderate price, you can get fabulous food with excellent service. Their surf and turf is marvelous.

Thank Karlcarl
Pinellas Park, Florida
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I haven't eaten here in several years but had breakfast this trip. The buffet has to be one of the best bargains in town. 80-85 pesos--can't remember. Everything was hot and fresh. There was a good assortment of dishes. Mostly Mexican but you could get your scrambled egg fix if you desired. Chilaquilas were tasty. There was also a good... More 

1 Thank acajane
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Kathy from St Paul told us about this establishment and she was right. The food is very good and we love the Caesar salad prepared at the table. We have had the shish ka bobs and also the fajitas and found them to be great.

Thank MiketheCop
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is our go to restaurant, not fancy, but always good. Seafood, beef, mexican , a bit of everything. Try the shrimp tacos.

Thank Larry F
Acapulco, Mexico
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Hardest working waiter does it all, serving, bartend, bussing and the table side cooking of the Chateaubriand and table side Cesar salad.

Thank irnovshotmail
Floral Park, New York
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198 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this morning for breakfast and they offer a buffet for adults at 85 peso at today's exchange roughly 5 USD. They have eggs , potatoes, chiliqueles, hot cakes , beans and a spicy pork dish which was very good. Also mango , watermelon and orange juice as well as fruit and yogurt with granola. Off the Costera and... More 

1 Thank truck2chief
Monterey, California
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196 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Two blocks from our timeshare, watched National Championship game with wife and ate Jacalito Style Shrimp, made at the table by our waiter and friend Victor, the best shrimp I have ever eaten, large amount of food, go easy of before dinner servings, they also do take out and a great breakfast. always steady

Thank DaCoach61
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We couldn't stand the buffet at our hotel anymore and we were determined to find a place to eat which would leave an impression. El Jacalito was that place! The Chateaubriand was tempting but we went with a nice cut of beef.. Nothing like the typical super thin slices of res you'd usually get but a nice half inch steak... More 

1 Thank Jenna F
Park Ridge, Illinois
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We have eaten there many times on our last vacation in Acapulco and everything is just wonderful. The two gentlemen that took care of us were Danny Boy and Carlos and they couldn't do enough for you. From the Filet, to the Mexican dishes and the fish, everything was just fantastic. One you eat here once, you will always come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/2 block off Costera, Acapulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
It is located 1/2 block south of the Costera on a little side street between an Extra and Oxxo about 2 blocks west of Plaza Bahia Mall.

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