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* Oldest Original Family Owned Mexican Restaurant In San Antonio * The Best Mexican Food
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Fax: (210) 492-6079

* Great Mexican Food And Margaritas * Two Dinning Patios * Great Indoor And Outdoor Atmosphere * Puffy Tacos * Enchiladas * Chicken Fried Steaks * Steaks * Fajitas * Flautas * Flan * Jacalitos * Private Parties For Large Groups Welcome * Food To Go * Tacos * Sopapillas * Full Bar * Margarita's * Smoking Area * Name One Of The Top 10 Restaurants In San Antonio By The Concierge Association Of San Antonio
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amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Off Fredricksburg Road
Los Angeles Heights - Keystone, North Central
Mexican & Latin American Grocery Stores, Grocers-Ethnic Foods, Grocery Stores, Mexican Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Valet, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Anniversaries

Price Range : Average

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Jacala Mexican Restaurant


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I haven't been in a long time but I

I haven't been in a long time but I loved their cheese enchiladas yum!

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This restaurant was in the ghetto ! The bathrooms were disgusting . And the food was gross ! The lady at the register didn't even say thank you and had a BAD ATTITUDE ... Don't waste your money on this place ....

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Nothing special - Terrible service

This USED TO BE a family favorite restaurant for years but the food is now just ""EH"". Jacala's has ordinary everyday Mexican food you can get at any of the 100s of other Mexican restaurants in this city. The margaritas are so-so & overpriced. We had a large group for dinner - as it's a favorite place for the guest of honor but I hope I never have to go back there again.
What made the experience worse was our server was really bad or just totally inexperienced. So much so that it n
...view moreecessitated a conversation with the manager. Drink orders were taken promptly but ordering dinner was another issue. When we told her we were ready to order she said ""I can't take your order because the kitchen is backed up & busy"". WHAT!!?? The manager's excuse was that several large groups arrived that they weren't expecting. Considering it was a holiday weekday - between Christmas & New Years - this seemed like a lame excuse. We had called the day before & made a reservation.
By the end of the evening we had 8 waiters but this was because we had been waiting so long we were the last customers in the place!!
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Rude and Very Unprofessional On The Phone

Hi: My Husband just returned from Iraq. He wanted some good Tex Mex. Looked to City Search as we normally do. Found Jacala's phone number called to ask questions about menu and pricing.

Lady who answered the phone around 4:15PM or so, was rude and not very friendly. We had the phone on speaker so that we could both deside on what we wanted to eat.

I can hear my husband being so very nice to a not so very pleasant person on the phone at Jacala. My husband stated that he was just g
...view moreetting back from overseas, and wanted some mexican food.

Who would have thought that the person who answered the phone at Jacala could be so very rude to a returning military person who has been overseas fighting for her freedom?

I'm seeking another place to feed my warrior for America's freedoms.
God bless you woman who answered the phone around 4:15pm
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Best Tex-Mex EVER!!

I grew up in San Antonio and throughout my lifetime have lived all over the world; but when I come home to Texas I have to have my Jacala. \r
Jacala has been in business since 1949 and their food and service has ALWAYS been consistently great!! You will not find a better plate of Tex-Mex anywhere in the world. I assure you!! \r
I'm living in the virgin islands but will be home in a couple of weeks and Jacala will be my first stop.\r
...view moreng what your has worked for over 60 years..... and still going strong!view less

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San Antonio's Best Mexican Restaurant

My husband and I ate at Jacala over the Christmas holidays and discovered our favorite mexican restaurant in town! We have already been back for another dose of their tasty enchiladas. We learned on our first visit the restaurant has been in business for over 60 years and is the oldest family owned mexican restaurant in San Antonio. When we entered, we were immediately greeted by one of the owners and she promptly seated us. We started off with a round of their house margaritas and som...view moree chips and queso. The server suggested some of their signature dishes and my husband, a large man, ordered the #3 platter which included 3 cheese enchiladas, rice & beans with 2 puffy tacos. Needless to say, he was full by the end of the meal! I ordered, the #4A, the 'Ladies Special' which includes 2 cheese enchiladas, rice & beans, and 1 beef puffy taco. Our dishes were delicious and service was great! A five star recommendation whenever you are in the area!!view less

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This place is da bomb!!

If you are looking for a comfortable place to let your hair down and have fun on a budget, look no further. The food is fabulous and plentiful, the drinks are good and affordable and the atmosphere is lively and feels like home. You will almost always find one of the three daughters (now the owners) or the grand-daughter walking around making sure the patrons are happy!! They truly want you to feel at home.

Jacala has been serving three and four generations of loyal customers sin
...view morece the inception of their business in 1949. The original owner, Rudy Quinones created his own flair of recipes from his childhood memories of his hispanic family growing up in Oklahoma. It doesn't get anymore Tex/Mex than that! You cannot find another enchilada or puffy taco any where in the world that tastes like Jacala. I know, because I have traveled the world trying to find something that came a little close.........never happened.

So....if you are looking for a place to have fun, meet with friends, have a party, reception or just a romantic evening, you will love this place......and you might even see a celebrity or two.
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Jacala is the best!!

We travel from Dallas several times a year just to eat at Jacala. We held our engagement party out on their beautiful back patio last year. We had nearly 100 people and it was the best engagement party a girl could ask for. The wait staff and owners are amazing, very attentive and sweet as they can be. This restaurant is very reasonably priced and the food is out of this world.
I must say that after reading the negative comment below, I feel sorry for Jacala. I've never heard one neg
...view moreative comment about Jacala until now so what does that tell you? Maybe little Miss Bride was having a bad day!!view less

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