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A family friendly restaurant. Friendly and attentive service. Great food at great prices. These are all things you can find at Jacala Mexican Restaurant.
Jacala is THE oldest originally family owned Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, TX. Owned and operated by the Quinones family for four generations over 60 years, the Jacala legacy lives on. Not only in ownership can this loyalty be seen, but in the patrons who can often be seen bringing second and third generations of their families to dine in the restaurant. Jacala Mexican Restaurant is one of the best Tex-Mex restaurants in San Antonio and while this may be a lofty claim, Jacala lives up to it’s reputation. With a 2012 Express-News Critic’s Choice Award for best Tex-Mex enchiladas, Texas Treasure Business Award by the TX Historical Commission, award-winning margaritas, voted one of the Ten Best Restaurants in San Antonio by the San Antonio Concierge Association eight years in a row and salsa featured in H-E-B stores it’s hard to think of something that Jacala is NOT famous for. The authentic Mexican food you can find at Jacala is second to none.
When the first Jacala Mexican Restaurant opened its doors in 1949 it only seated 16 people. However even in 1949 the puffy taco was a primary part of the cuisine served at Jacala. After the success of the original restaurant on Wilson Street the decision was made to open a second location, on West Avenue. This was the beginning of the legacy of best Mexican restaurants that would come to be held by Jacala Mexican Restaurant on West Avenue today. Expansion into a three dining room setup with an indoor patio and an outdoor courtyard would serve to invoke an inviting, open atmosphere and a pleasant, family friendly ambiance which is supported by seeing one member of the family owned restaurant’s four generations every time you step in the door.
Once you settle in to your table you will be amazed at the variety of choices that are available on the menu. Peruse your options while munching on fresh tortilla chips paired with that delectable, famous salsa. Choose from one of the many combination plates that usually include famous puffy tacos which are a staple of Jacala. Filled to the brim with your choice of beef or chicken and a generous amount of toppings these will have your mouth watering before they even get to the table. Pair them with some of the best enchiladas in South Texas with cheese or chicken as a filling. Perfectly cooked rice and beans completes your meal with a complimentary flourish. Or perhaps try the delicious chile relleno dinner. A poblano pepper stuffed with picadillo and topped with salsa ranchera, and with a side of guacamole salad this dish is the perfect companion to the best margaritas that we have to offer.
Our frozen margaritas, strawberry margaritas and mango margaritas range from $2.99 to $3.99 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday during the best happy hour in town! You can also give our newest margaritas a shot too: the J’s Margarita includes Hornitos Silver, Gran Gala, freshly squeezed lime juice or the Platinum Margarita which has Patron, Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice has an upscale vibe with a bit of a down-home kick. With 13 different margaritas to choose from even the most experienced of margarita aficionados will be delighted. At Jacala there is a full bar so if a margarita doesn’t seem to strike your fancy there are plenty of mixed drinks and domestic and imported beers to choose from!
Jacala Mexican Restaurant is a place that prides itself on tradition. Excellent, fairly priced cuisine, an inclusive, inviting environment and top-notch, friendly service are all things you will all find at Jacala.
We invite you to be part of our tradition and to make Jacala part of yours!
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