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Jalisco - Glastonbury - opinions?

goodbyeohio Oct 21, 2007 08:04 AM

read the glowing review of this place in some free crap paper that came in my mail. it's good to finally hear about a burrito in town that DOESN'T cost $18... and it sounds like they have some traditional fare too with mentions of octopus dishes, whole tilapia etc.

anyone been? im sure i will give it a whirl regardless but am interested in a non-journalist opinion.

found these reviews on yelp but they are not too specific:




  1. goodbyeohio Nov 25, 2007 07:32 PM

    thanks all for the chatter on this place.. i'm still undecided and waiting for my mex-eating partner to venture out to this part of the state.. just might hit monte alban instead.

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      aac610 Nov 25, 2007 07:16 AM

      Sorry I can't share in the positive reviews. I ate there this summer with high hopes but was very disappointed. The menu is the same as Puerta Vallarta, the food was bland, the service so-so and there was a fly buzzing around our table throughout the meal. Better off at Monte Alban although they have been off their game lately and the prices went up!

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      1. re: aac610
        garethblackstock Nov 25, 2007 03:35 PM

        I second the Monte Alban choice.

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        CTXSi Nov 24, 2007 05:38 PM

        My wife and I just ate at Jalisco this evening. The atmosphere was cute, casual, and cozy, and the food was great tasting and reasonably priced. It may be the best Mexican restaurant in the greater Glastonbury area (though we haven't tried the place in East Hampton yet).

        We started with chips and salsa. The salsa was very fresh and had just the right amount of spice. They also gave us a small dish of refried beans along with the chips and salsa. My wife claims that she does not like refried beans, but she loved these. I had never seen refried beans served like this, but it was great.

        For our meals my wife had the combo fajitas and I had the tacos al carbon. The menu was extensive, but we went with some of our favorites. The portions were good size - I barely managed to finish the tacos and my wife brought half the fajitas home. The tacos al carbon were served a little different than I have seen at other restaurants; usually I have seen them in flour tortillas and wrapped almost like a burrito, here they were served in corn tortillas and wrapped just like regular soft tacos. Regardless, they were delicious! Neither one of us had room for dessert. Overall it was a great time. Good food, casual atmosphere, and reasonably priced.

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          JayCT Oct 22, 2007 01:33 PM

          I have not been but a co-worker stopped in for take out and really did like it. He was also impressed that is was reasonably priced which is very rare for new restaurants in Glastonbury these days. I am not a big Mexican food fan but will stop by one of these days to check it our myself. Jay

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            goodbyeohio Oct 23, 2007 07:04 AM

            me too, and soon, i'll post a review. cheers!

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