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Jacala Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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North Central
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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606 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201-4349
+1 210-732-5222
11:00 - 21:45
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been eating here for years as we used to live in the area. Moved away but anytime we visit this is the first place we stop to eat.

Thank PrincessMia75
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Far and away our favorite Mexican food restaurant in the city. The menu is big and all the food is great. The service is outstanding and if you have to wait it will be well worthwhile.

Thank Charlio07
San Antonio, Texas
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153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was not as good as it had been in years past. Some wasn't as warm or hot as it should have been. Service was just adequate...friendly but very slow for a moderate to minimal number of guests. There are a wealth of Mexican restaurants in SA...this is average now compared to so many others. Still go occasionally for... More 

Thank TexasRaf
Round Rock, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started goin to this place around 2003, never go without getting puffy tacos(in addition to whichever meal or special) ive tried puffy tacos at over 50 places(not offered in most restaurants north of S.A.) this place is the king/queen of the puffy. Oldest family owned mexican place in town and they treat you like your part of the fam. Always... More 

Thank HurricaneShane
Chattanooga, TN
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite frequent trips to San Antonio for the past 50 years, we have never been to this restaurant before. Of course there are literally thousands upon thousands of Mexican restaurants in San Antonio, practically one on every corner, some better than others, obviously. We were a party of 6 who had lunch this past Friday. Everyone ordered something different and... More 

Thank Don_Chattanooga
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161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this is one of those places that lives on its reputation rather than the actual quality of the product. We came in for an early dinner just before 5:00 pm and were seated right away. It was not clear where to enter the building; at the front or side. We went to the front since we were parked... More 

Thank Lance H
San Antonio, Texas
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Back to Jacala's for lunch w/ Mom and Dad and family for a great lunch special. Great food for a great price. Miguel the head waiter told us about the lunch special for less than $10 which included tea, and we try and hit the place before 2PM. We all love this place and everybody gets what they want and... More 

Thank Texascouple9290
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Anyone that has read my contributions know that...I. LOVE. FOOD! I love reviewing restaurants, and I love good food with service. Here we go again. I love going to Jacala. The service is always good. The servers are genuinely nice. The food is not beautiful. The food will not win any of those fancy shows. The food is just plain... More 

Thank Rammgm
Victoria, Texas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The best puffy tacos you will eat! The enchiladas are awesome as well. The place to go when you are in San Antonio! Service is also always great!

Thank myokum
Helotes, Texas
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had lunch with a group of ladies and enjoyed the atmosphere. A good place to get pretty good Mexican food at a reasonable price. They have a person making tortillas in the middle of the restaurant. It is close to downtown with ample parking.

Thank anniedosamiga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201-4349
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > North Central
  • Neighbourhood: North Central
  • Phone Number: +1 210-732-5222

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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?