Kirkland >Food & Dining > Jalisco
115 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA | Directions 9803347.676032 -122.206463
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Moss Bay
An oasis amidst Kirkland's pricey eateries – Kirkland's great, but sometimes you don't want to be in lunch or dinner $25-50. Jalisco on Park Lane gives you all the ambiance of Kirkland's trendy little boulevard, including outdoor dining and people watching - without the high prices you find at the surrounding restaurants.
It's food is the standard (American) Mexican restaurant fare, similar to Azteca. It's not better or worse. I've found the service to be very good. If you want to kick it in Kirkland, but don't want to kick yourself when the check comes, check out Jalisco.
Extremely disappointed in this location! – Jalisco's on Queen Anne Avenue is, and always has been, superb!! I was expecting the same thing at this Kirkland location. What a surprise to find the margaritas completely lacking in tequila; and we seemed to be bothering the waitress instead of being made to feel special. The food was "ok" but lacked flavor and eye appeal. And, I don't even want to mention the condition, and location, of the rest rooms!! I won't be going back to this particular Jalisco's.
Good food – I was surprised to see that this is a chain. The dishes are nice, straight forward mexican-ish dishes. I think the food is actually a half step up from the more popular !Cactus that always draws a crowd next store, but it does lack the atmosphere. Still, if you grow tired of waiting for a table at Cactus, this place will still satisfy you Mexican fix.
Basic Mexican food, bad margaritas – We gave Jalisco several tries, because we wanted to find a good Mexican place close to our new house. We usually order the basic enchiladas and tacos and these are tasty. The enchiladas are as slathered in cheese and sauce as any other California-style place. The tacos were OK. We decided the margaritas did not pass muster, they are relatively tasteless, so we will continue our search.
Bad service, not good mexican food – Seating is self seating and the service is slow,
I ordered a tamale and got a meat wrapped in a flour tortilla smothered in sauce. I asked the waitress if this was indeed a corn tamale and she said it was. My date confirmed what I saw was a flour tortilla folded under the sauce, he tasted it and thought it was a flour tortilla and not corn tamale.
I expect the menu to be representative of traditional mexican fare.
She removed the dish (along with the silverware)
Great food and service – We are repeat customers to this Mexican restaurant and thoroughly enjoy each visit. Each meal starts with warm tortilla chips and 2 salsas. We have had great Carne Asada, Shrimp with Garlic, Chicken & Rice and Margaritas and the wait staff is very attentive. Chili Rellanos not what we're used to, however, every other dish on the menu has been excellent.
This reliable local chain serves Americanized Mexican fare that pleases a wide array of diners. – In Short
Jalisco's six locations are a popular choice for the shirt-sleeve weekday lunch crowd. In the evenings, young margarita drinkers fill the place and the noise level rises. All the usual menu items are here--enchiladas, burritos, tacos, tostadas--plus a few not-so-usual items, including chicken en mole. Try any of the enchilada plates, the chile verde, or the delightful chicken taquitos sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with guacamole.
Bad service, repeatedly ... – I like their margaritas. I even like their Pollo a la Crema and their Burritos. But their servie sucks, and badly. Three years ago, it was good. I'm actually there now, using my mobile device, and I am simply apalled at the bad service. This was once one of my favorite weekend hangouts ... it's now towards the bottom of the list. Go for the margaritas if you're in the mood for some, but plan on managing the servers yourself.
El Stinko Grande. Good reviews are 2-3 years old! – Wow..something must have changed a couple of years back. We went because of the 9.2 rating here.. Never again, without checking LOTS deeper. Steer clear of the Enchiladas Rancheras. I had them & was immensely underimpressed. The Chile Rellenos looked and tasted like none we've had before. (As in: pepper, wrapped with cheddar cheese and rolled in a tortilla.) I asked the waitress about it. She said they are supposed to be a "Little omelette". She didn't recognize what we were served. No choice of black or red beans, the rice was tasteless and the "shredded beef" in various dishes was stringy and poorly seasoned. I mean, even the Ice Tea was lousy! OH! The Pico de Gallo was great! And I did have some decent guacamole there as an appetizer a couple of months ago. I think that was more a tribute to the avocados than anything else.
Overrated – I went there because it had a 9.7 overall rating. The restaurant was itself nice, but the service was terrible. Myself and a friend both had empty soda glasses as well as water glasses for at least 5 minutes before refills arrived. Once we finished we had to wait another 10 minutes before the waiter brought us our check. The food was edible, but not what I would call "Mexican" food, maybe more like Chi-Chi's "southwest cuisine"
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