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El Jacalito

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1/2 block off Costera, Acapulco, Mexico
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

95 pesos for a lot of tasty food. Many options for juice. Tortillas offered too. Had wings which was a little unusual but good as well. Nice little restaurant off Costera. Stayed at Emporio so it was an easy walk. Wish we would have eaten lunch or dinner here too. Ate an another buffet earlier in our stay and this... More 

Thank QCbulldog
Monterey, California
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204 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Now I have to admit only two blocks from our timeshare, but the go to for a quick bite, always good food, always great service and alway reliable. A Mar Azul favorite Shrimp Jacalito can't beat it can't tie it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank DaCoach61
Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was really fun to find this quaint little restaurant near our hotel. It was clean and had good local cuisine. We ate there 3 times during the week we were there. That's how much we liked it. The staff was very professional, helpful and friendly

Thank valrdh
San Jose, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

For a very moderate price, you can get fabulous food with excellent service. Their surf and turf is marvelous.

Thank Karlcarl
Pinellas Park, Florida
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I haven't eaten here in several years but had breakfast this trip. The buffet has to be one of the best bargains in town. 80-85 pesos--can't remember. Everything was hot and fresh. There was a good assortment of dishes. Mostly Mexican but you could get your scrambled egg fix if you desired. Chilaquilas were tasty. There was also a good... More 

1 Thank acajane
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Kathy from St Paul told us about this establishment and she was right. The food is very good and we love the Caesar salad prepared at the table. We have had the shish ka bobs and also the fajitas and found them to be great.

Thank MiketheCop
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is our go to restaurant, not fancy, but always good. Seafood, beef, mexican , a bit of everything. Try the shrimp tacos.

Thank Larry F
Acapulco, Mexico
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Hardest working waiter does it all, serving, bartend, bussing and the table side cooking of the Chateaubriand and table side Cesar salad.

Thank irnovshotmail
Floral Park, New York
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221 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this morning for breakfast and they offer a buffet for adults at 85 peso at today's exchange roughly 5 USD. They have eggs , potatoes, chiliqueles, hot cakes , beans and a spicy pork dish which was very good. Also mango , watermelon and orange juice as well as fruit and yogurt with granola. Off the Costera and... More 

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Monterey, California
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204 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Two blocks from our timeshare, watched National Championship game with wife and ate Jacalito Style Shrimp, made at the table by our waiter and friend Victor, the best shrimp I have ever eaten, large amount of food, go easy of before dinner servings, they also do take out and a great breakfast. always steady

Thank DaCoach61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/2 block off Costera, Acapulco, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
It is located 1/2 block south of the Costera on a little side street between an Extra and Oxxo about 2 blocks west of Plaza Bahia Mall.

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