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199 N State St, Ste 102, Hemet, CA 92543-3300
+1 951-652-2386
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San Jacinto, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Variety menu with the added pleasure of their Friendly service, Great prices!! What more can one ask for!!!

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Thank gma16
Hemet, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Since my favorite Mexican burned down recently I've been looking for a new place. El Jalapeno is located in a strip mall behind a car wash. The decor was stereotypical Mexican. The service staff were barely able to speak English and were not very welcoming. I had a wet chicken burrito combination with flavorless rice and beans, thin sauce, and... More 

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Thank GalAboutTown64
San Jacinto
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food here is really good . I ate here on a week night and it was a slow night. The service was very slow . I had a very long wait time to order . Was thing of leaving and then the waitress finally came!!! I was really hungry. Not really sure if I will go back . Maybe... More 

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Thank jerryjfm
San Jacinto, United States
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant in a Mexican food oasis hidden in Hemet, California. The food is authentic Mexican food. The service is great also. A nice surprise was the bean dip the wonderful surprise was the food. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

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Thank Ricky J
Hemet, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Small restaurant. Family orientated. Food good but not memorable. Restaurant is clean but decore is normal "Mexican". Plastic on tables and menus are a bit greasy. Went on Mother's Day, so I understand it was very busy, however service was very slow. We waited 20 minutes to just get drinks and then they didn't get all out drink order. Overall... More 

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Thank JodyH59
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

You know when you walk in, and the restaurant is full of Mexicans, that it's going to be good, traditional food--and it is. We had two lunches over two days--4 different meals, and all were exceptionally good---fresh ingredients, friendly (Mexican) staff, great Mexican beer selection, ample parking, non rushed atmosphere. Makes for a very convenient and comfortable meal. I gave... More 

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2 Thank Mrmitosis
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

The food is very reasonably priced and the flavor was wonderful. They bring you tortilla chips and beans and salsa while you look at the menu. They also serve beer wine and mixed drinks. I wish a small salad was included with the dinners. Will definitely return.

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2 Thank gccamp
Irvine, CA
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012 via mobile

It's not gourmet faire, but if you're out in the Hemet area and looking for good food at a good price, this is the place for you. We tried the carne asada, which was priced at about $9. It was a decent-sized cut of marinated beef, which came with rice and beans. Combinations start at $7, and Mexican Breakfast is... More 

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Hemet, California, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

Just north of the Hemet Depot, in an unimposing strip center, is a hidden gem of Mexican cuisine. Walk in, smell the aromas, and your tummy will tell you that you are home. The menu shows a wide variety and all food is freshly prepared. Enjoy the hot corn chips with excellent salsa as you await your meal. It is... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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328 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

I broke my own rule. For good tacos, you need to go to a taqueria. As nice as the atmosphere is inside El Jalapeño, the food falls far short of acceptable Mexican cuisine. In my opinion, when you add a large dollop of guacamole to anything, all you taste is the guacamole. This is what they did to the carnitas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 N State St, Ste 102, Hemet, CA 92543-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hemet
  • Phone Number: +1 951-652-2386

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