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Jalisco Cafe

1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
+1 619-575-4955
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“refried beans” (5 reviews)
“pozole” (4 reviews)
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1669 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA 92154-1028
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for good Mexican Food and you do not need a flashy restaurant, this is the place to eat in Imperial Beach. Restaurant may not dazzle you, but once you taste food, you will be in love with this little restaurant. Pleasant...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I have been frequenting this cafe since 1984 when one of my BUD/s instructors basically ordered us to go there. Then after I graduated it was always go surf in the mornings off Imperial Beach and go to Jalisco's for breakfast. I used to take...More

Thank GeoW5
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This place has by far the best breakfast quality-wise and certainly best priced everything from steak and eggs to bacon and eggs 2 Mexican fare like pozole and menudo chorizo with egg and my personal favorite nopales with eggs you can't go wrong we love...More

Thank alexdollar
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...More

Thank pirahnamedic
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...More

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
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Brian M
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...More

Thank SusiCP
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...More

Thank Dolores K
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...More

Thank alexdollar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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