Jalisco Mexican Grill

4.6
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Dear customers, for your safety and of our staff, we do wear mask, gloves and wash their hands constantly. As well as, sanitized menus and stations. We recommend to make a reservation and wear a mask while not eating. Thank you, We appreciate you support!
At Jalisco Mexican Grill, when we say we're authentic, we mean it. Our dishes are infused with traditional Mexican recipes and made with the finest and freshest local ingredients. And we also happen to be home of the best margaritas in Sarasota. As a family-owned restaurant, we're very family friendly, and we do everything we can to offer each customer personalized service. So come join us for dinner with your loved ones, or stop by for our happy hour two-for-one deals after work. We can't wait to serve you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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vipKED83
Tampa
60 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really good food and clean, Covid-sensitive environment. the chips and salsa are really good and we also received a black bean dip that was **amazing!! we could have licked the bowl. I ordered the nachos appetizer as an entree and it was a large portion. I couldn't finish it all. you can choose from plain, beans, several proteins and combos. I had bean and ground beef but next time I will ask for black bean dip and ground beef. the wine list is super basic but also quite inexpensive. don't expect anything fancy. my husband had one of the taco-enchilada combos and also enjoyed it. the servers are very friendly and helpful too. this will definitely be our new favorite Mexican restaurant in Sarasota!!

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413Foodie
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very friendly and inviting. Food was great...hot and tasty. Pleasant waitstaff.

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lindad
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waitress was pleasant. She was attentive at first but it was difficult to get her attention for a second beverage and when we did it took 15 minutes for it to arrive. My husbands steak fajita was overcooked, luke warm and had chicken and shrimp in it. My enchiladas were fine.

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vipPrincess
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great can’t wait to go back

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LisaD
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Great margaritas. Shredded chicken was dry. Would still recommend.

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MikeY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down our favorite Mexican restaurant. We have lived in this area for more than 12 years and JALISCO is the best!

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DebbieF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was one of the best Mexican places we have been to in Sarasota, waitress was very nice just wish they would take used dishes away when they come by. The mojitos were great. not much negative to say it was very enjoyable

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Iwantflavor
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Rueben Fantastic, Friendly and welcoming.
Food was great proportions, chips and salsa fresh. We were not rushed and the entire staff made sure they kept appropriate spacing.

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PeggyB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jalisco was a great Mexican Grill. The food is outstanding. The service was top notch. Would highly recommend.

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CindyL
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Has an incredible menu with lower calorie type Mexican offerings a favorite!

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vipBrendaM
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good! My husband had tacos and I had chicken enchiladas both good portions and delicious. Great service too!

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MikeY
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant and are so pleased to have them open again. Servers and staff gloved and masked with tables appropriately spaced. And our favorite waitress is still there 🥳

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DannyG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Waited very long time to get waited on.....my husband ordered a burrito w/chicken and got beef. When we mentioned it they offered to bring a new one, but my husband is a diabetic and was hungry so we said no. Thought maybe they'd take it off the bill but did not offer. I had a margaritta and way too much ice.

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vipBrendaM
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! So happy to be able to eat at the restaurant, after only getting take-out.

We both had fajitas, I had chicken , my husband has steak.

Very generous portions, enough to take some home.

Definitely will be back, one of our favorite places to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

It was a seriously rough start. Had a reservation and restaurant staff blatantly ignored us at the door. Not one person said somebody will be right with you. Staff passed us looking down many times for 10 minutes no exaggeration. We were finally seated and a girl dropped off chips and salsa. We finished it all because we were very hungry so no complaint there. But we sat with empty bowl and no drinks not even a greet by a server for another 15 minutes. Asked for service multiple times and still no server. I wish I were exaggerating slightly. When our server finally came our drinks came out quick and food immediately after. Food was great and will definitely go back with my own bottle of water just in case.

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EnjoyedIt
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God to be back out eating. Thanks for being open.

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ChuckT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Jalisco doesn't disappoint! We have been going here since the week it opened, ordered 3 times during the shutdown, those meals were just as good as at the table.
This visit was a little rocky BUT it was the first day of reopening and we arrived shortly after they opened. The food and drinks didn't disappoint but the service was a little slow. I again attribute this to reopening.
This restaurant consistently delivers good quality food, large portions and friendly service...will go back there frequently!!!

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sunbunny23
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Clean, great food presentation. Reasonable selection for those in our party that did not want Mexican.
Salad was a bit skimpy as an entree but was good. Only two bowls of complimentary chips not enough for our group because they were so good and nice and hot.

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vipLauraK
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly neighborhood place to eat with fantastic cuisine! Great value— honestly the best rice I’ve ever had anywhere— and it’s consistently good! Great enchiladas, highly recommend! We bring our family here whe they visit and they love it as well!

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JohnS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. Everyone enjoyed their food.
Our server, Reuben, went out of his way to insure that we all were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner! Good service. Excellent Margarita

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vipBrendaM
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere! reasonably priced too.

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AlmaO
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my husband's birthday party such a fun and sweet time! We loved the ambiance! The food was excellent and very authentic! Our server did a great job managing our 10 table order! The music was awesome! The special birthday treat and Mexican sombrero were such an added touch to make our celebration special! Again, thanks again! We'll be back again!

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vipLauraK
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience- great service and food was delicious. Prices are more than reasonable- i absolutely love their rice. Tamales were great- sauces were good as well! My husband had a taco in what looked like the perfect puff pastry with Chile con carne on top- he loved it. We ordered the choriqueso dip and the flavor was amazing! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Meh, so so. Poor service.

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Barbie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Juan was the best - attentive just enough and very friendly!

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ChrisDelish
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable dinner and Adriana
was very friendly and an excellent waitress. I highly recommend Jalisco’s.

FAQs

Jalisco Mexican Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Jalisco Mexican Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.