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El Jacalito

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Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten at Jaclito many of times, as we have stayed in PV during the month of February for several years now. The food is always great, inexpensive, and in large quantity. The drinks are wonderful, and the service is very friendly. It's off the side of the road, in a very inauspicious location. It was such a big surprise... More 

Blind Bay, Canada
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous seafood, chicken and beef dishes. The chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese covered in hollandaise is a must. Seafood fresh and delicious. I am not a fish lover, but decided to be daring and ordered the Mahi mahi with shrimp and sauce, incredible! Prices are reasonable. Service is a little slow as this is of course authentic Mexico and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Puerto Vallarta, restaurants come and go. However, it always give gives me a certain feeling of familiarity to see an establishment survive the test of time. El Jacalitos is just one of those little places off the beaten track on the main road near Mismaloya just a short bus or taxi ride south of PV. It is just past... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good! And so much fun. This is a real Mexican restaurant for sure! The food was amazing and the waiter was great. The setting is sand floors and right next to the road, with a fin small town setting and a view up to the mountains. Super affordable- great variety. We had mahi-mahi shrimp steak and fajitas 2 meals... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We just came back from a trip with 6 couples. El Jacalito restaurant was close to where we were staying and we loved the food. It was very reasonably priced and really good. Some seafood dishes and salads were the favourite. Mixed tostada was a hit! Fresh prawns and octopus, yum! Service was a bit slow but they were very... More 

Thank Jasmina J
Kingston, WA
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stopped at the Jacalito for a lunch break. Little did we know that we were in for a small feast. We just wanted a cool drink and a bite to eat but the dishes we ordered prevented us from wanting to have dinner. The "Shrimp Cocktail" was huge and not really a regular cocktail but a bowl of delicious... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

While staying in Mismaloya we ate at this restaurant. The food was some of the best we ate in our 10 day trip to Mexico. I had the lobster,fish,shrimp plate. Delicious! All the staff were great. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Fish Soup rivals any fancy cioppino or bouillabaisse I have ever had. One of the best meals we had in the area. Friendly staff, great prices. We ate here 3x’s during our 5 night stay.

Thank alli
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A great first meal in mismaloya. Staff couldn't have been more attentive. Food was superb. Easy walk from Barcelo

Thank Julie J
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This restaurant is on the side of the road and is a very local spot, but it is amazing!! They give you large portions of food and have great margaritas! They offer a lot of fresh seafood. The restaurant has a very authentic feel and it is awesome to get outside and find new great places!

Thank Sydney L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mismaloya, Mismaloya, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Mismaloya
  • Phone Number: 228-0450

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