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El Jacalito Grill

El Jacalito Grill is located in the Village’s restaurant quarter. A family-run restaurant specializing in classic Mexican cuisine and margaritas, El Jacalito Grill’s cheerful and laid-back atmosphere will have you feeling like you’ve gone south of the border instead of into the mountains of Big Bear. Read on to learn more about this wonderful local Mexican restaurant in Big Bear!

Big Bear’s Best Mexican Cuisine

Open daily from 11:00am to 9;00pm on Monday through Thursday, 11:00am to 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10:00am to 9:00pm on Sundays, El Jacalito Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your enjoyment.

If you’re starting your day off at El Jacalito Grill, try the huevos rancheros, huevos con chorizo, chile verde omelet, chorizo breakfast burrito, chilaquiles, or the beef or chicken machaca.

For patrons who visit El Jacalito Grill during lunch or dinner, appetizers include options like ceviche tostadas, cheese quesadillas with multiple meat options, taquitos with beef or chicken, flautas with beef or chicken, and nachos rancheros with your choice of meat. Shrimp cocktail is also available.

Classic soups like pozole and albondigas will warm you up during the skiing season, while the taco salad, Mexican shrimp salad, Mexican Dinner Salad, and Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad will leave you refreshed during the summer.

Kids can choose from a menu of burritos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets.

Burritos, chimichangas, tortas, and tostadas are also available a la carte. Burritos include protein options like carnitas, chicken, shrimp, barbacoa, beef, and machaca, while chile verde, chile rojo, beans, and pinto beans make up the vegetarian burritos. Tortas include milaneza, carnitas, or carne asada, while chimichangas—deep-fried burritos—allow for shredded beef or chicken. Tostadas with carnitas, carne asada, ground beef, shredded beef, or chicken also make for an excellent a la carte meal.

El Jacalito Grill has more than just your typical burritos, however. Entrees include flavorful classics like shrimp a la diabla, mojarra frita (whole-fried tilapia), shrimp rancheros, and filete de pescado (fish filet). Plates of bistek picado, pollo asado, chicken fajitas, and barbacoa are served with corn or flour tortillas, rice, and beans. Combo meals with enchiladas, tamales, chile relleno, and tacos are available in a variety of combinations.

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For further information on El Jacalito Grill and other Mexican restaurants Big Bear, contact our reservations team and ask about booking our short-term rentals through us today!


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