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El Jacalito Grill

535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3537
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“taco salad” (5 reviews)
“taquitos” (3 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
$$ - $$$
535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
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Reviewed today

We ended up in El Jacalito as there were long waits at many of the other brunch places in Big Bear. Despite this not being our first choice we had a good brunch and would be happy to return. Good points: + Lots of choice...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We didn't know anything about this restaurant but decided to give it a try. Nothing fancy, full of friends and families. We were seated quite fast for a Saturday evening with no reservations. The food was great!, the tortilla soup was excellent! I liked that...More

Thank eli d
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We messaged a friend familiar with Big Bear dining and they suggested El Jacalito, knowing that we love Mexican food. It happened to be Taco Tuesday so I went for it... four ground beef tacos! I felt like the restaurant deserved more than $4 so...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this place and enjoyed a delicious bowl of Sopole soup - a hearty soup with chickpeas and tender pork. The soup had a delicious flavorsome freshness - so much so that we ordered an extra one to take home...More

Thank hola_bg
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This restaurant is in the very cute Village shopping area. Service was excellent and the food was good. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio for dinner and going for a nice stroll afterwards.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted to have a good Mexican dinner. Read reviews for this place, seemed good. Food was o.k. it would have been better if it was hot!!! Plates were hot, but the four meals that we had...all being different were barely warm. The salsa bar was...More

Thank BlackRoseCher
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We tried El Jacalito on a busy Saturday night. It was crowded but they found us a nice outside table after about 35 minutes which we spent in the bar drinking their excellent margaritas and eating chips and guacamole. The food was good, the prices...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This restaurant has good Mexican food and drinks. The location and their prices are good too. There are shops all around too.

Thank 818Norma
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Chunky salsa and green salsa were ok. Waitress was friendly and fast. Husband got a barbacoa burrito and it was pretty good- not hot(chile) at all. I got the taco salad. Meat was good but cold. Tortilla shell was oily and tasted oily. Chips didn't...More

Thank M G
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I hosted a family reunion for 76 people at the Big Bear Marina Resort and hired El Jacalito Grill to cater dinner in the grass picnic area, they did a fabulous job, on time, very professional, more than enough fabulous food at a reasonable price.

Thank highexpectati0ns10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Pine Knot Ave, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-3537
  • E-mail
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