Jalisco Norte

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538 reviews
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Mexican
Authentic Mexican Kitchen & Bar. Internationally acclaimed Chef Jose Meza Arroyave from Mexico City & Award Winning Mixologist Trevor Landry will keep the Food & Cocktail menus fresh and innovative. We are open daily featuring Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch & Happy Hour (Monday - Friday) from 3PM - 6PM. Join us for an experience like no other. **Now Featuring To Go Food at our new Lonchoria (Mexican Snack Bar).
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CW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was so-so, portions small, prices relatively high. Why would you call chopped-up tuna on a tortilla, "tuna carpaccio"? How about tuna sashimi? Layered enchiladas were tough and dry. No beers on tap. Flan and tres leches cake were recently taken OFF of the dessert menu. I think they are trying too hard....

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TM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience at brunch with some of the best wait staff that I have seen in a long time!

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PC
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We have been to Jalisco several times, and the food is very good. Other than they change their menu and eliminated a couple of preferred dishes, I recommend them as a Mexico City versus Tex-Mex, Mexican restaurant. However, on my last visit we had some of the worst service that I can remember. we were seated in the back corner, and I saw my server two times: once to take a drink order and the second time to drop off the check, presumably thinking that she desired the time for our meal. In between, she gave us to another server, who appeared to be overloaded as well. At one point I tracked down the manager, who provide some attention for awhile (at least got us our food from the kitchen), but he must have had to run off to save other poor souls who were being neglected.

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KM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible restaurant. We will never return

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JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had to wait 30min for a table even though we had a reservation. Then it took 25 min for our drinks, our food actually came out before the drinks. Food portions where small.

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RR
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lots of different items to try, serious flavor!

Thankfully and gratefully, the style of food served IS NOT TEX-MEX!!

Definitely will go back to try more from the menu...

This is the type of place that you can go many times and not eat the same thing, well, unless you want the same thing.

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PP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The place has a great location and the ambiance is nice. The service was sublime. Truly made date night a good experience.
The food was good. I did not like my dish the enchiladas but the Osso bucco was phenomenal, would hands down order it again.
Drinks were great, strong, and addicting.

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VH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting.

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious; however, the service was spotty. We had a party of 6 and it took a long time to get service. We asked for refills of water and it took >10 minutes.

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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent margaritas. Lots of options and they offer the ability to customize.

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CW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this restaurant. It is a bit pricey but soooo good. We had an obnoxiously loud table close to us but other than that it was awesome!

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 1.25 hrs for our food. Extremely slow service overall. Manager said he’d help out with out bill—turned out they kept offering us a ‘free shot’ or ‘free margarita’ as compensation. Will never come here again despite the food being good. This restaurant needs new management. They lead chef can stay!

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GG
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was pretty good. We chose to take some plain meats and add sauces and sides. Not a bad idea. The service was not good. Our waiter messed up a drink order because he didn't understand it (but pretended to). We never truly straightened out the drink order. Drinks were slow during the meal, probably due to inattention. The waiter would not listen to what we wanted. He spoke over us, suggesting we change to his favorites instead of just taking the order of what we wanted.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent!! For the most part the service was good however they have seemed to have forgotten us for the main course. We were there on NYE and had the 6 course tasting menu. We waited approximately 40 minutes in between 1 of the courses. As a result, we had to rush the last two courses and actually had to watch the NYE festivities from the street instead of the hotel viewing area as we returned after the street lockdown. Also, the main course we received, while magnificent and delicious was not what was listed on the menu. That being said, we will return and highly recommend it!! We can’t wait to return and try some of their other dishes.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

One of the appetizers never came out. One of the entrées came out cold. We would not return.

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F
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Things have slowed down at Jalisco, and that's not a bad thing. No longer SRO at the bar, and reservations available. The menu is reorganized so that you can order tacos a la carte, which I did. The shrimp taco was very good, but barbacoa and chicken with poblanos were just average and over salted. The salad with pepinos was excellent, and wait staff very attentive. Overall still a good place for upscale Mexican.

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OT
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent this restaurant and have never been disappointed for service, knowledgeable wait staff, and most important, fantastic food. I am greeted as a friend and I appreciate the warmth and friendliness.

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was great, however my food was not worth the premium min $5 a taco. One of my tacos was cold and even the tortilla was cold. Not sure if that specific one was suppose to be prepared cold however I took one bit and that was it. Overall I have to say the only reason I would go is for the drinks. The have a Mexican wine we love and if they didn't serve Casa Madero I don't think we would keep on giving it as many tries as we have. My husband loves their chicken con mole so maybe it's just what you order.

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SD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Loved this restaurant, until they changed the menu and no longer are willing to prepare anything from the "old" menu. The new enchiladas were basic, boring and lacked flavor. The brussels were undercooked and also lacked flavor. I sadly feel it was our last time.

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L
Cleveland
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but nothing great warranting it being pricier than your average Tex-Mex place. The waiter tried too hard on the constant upsell which was a bit annoying.

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A
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Not our kinda place. While the restaurant is cool, hip, well designed, and comfortably exciting, the food and service did not match.
What was good: The choices of margaritas and most of the ones our group tried all were above average. The best food any of us at the table had were the Ranchero Beans and the fresh tortillas.
Not so good: The pork belly tacos had great flavor, but the fatty part was unreasonably stringy and had poor texture. The octopus was nearly too salty that it should have been sent back. None of the fresh salsas were to our liking either.
I get the authentic flavors thing, but nearly all the food amongst our group was not to our liking.
The service could have been a lot better. It was a busy night and given the holiday timing, they were likely understaffed. Our waitress came by way too infrequently to support our pace and thirst. She seemed passionate about the food, the chef, restaurant, and their story, but it was clear it was all about the tip and not about the actual service. Days later I think what may have happened is they were understaffed with support folks for the waitstaff and the good waitstaff had to do all the work.
Bottom line: Will we go back? No. Why? In this area, there are so many other options that delight over and over.
Why go to this restaurant? Because you feel important and maybe want to appear hip and in on a new thing.
Consideration: Perhaps we were there on a bad night. Maybe we ordered the wrong menu items. Perhaps we are too conservative and dull.

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RV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the slow service. We were told in advance that service was slow due to a new menu and the kitchen learning the menu changes. Otherwise it was a great and had no other complaints.

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OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to Jalisco many times and have always enjoyed it. They revised the menu this week and the kitchen is really struggling. It took almost an hour to get our food and the shrimp tacos came out partially raw. The carne asada and crab cakes were good as usual, but the four other entrees were very poor. Hopefully they will work it out soon We will try it once more and then decide whether or not to mark it off our list.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The queso fundido was good. The rest of the food was not, and it certainly wasn’t worth the price. We were told they changed their menu 5 days ago and so the kitchen was still figuring things out. Our server at times forgot about us. We asked for desert menus. We got them about 10 minutes later. So, the desert urge dissipated quickly. We will not be coming back.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have been here before and loved it but on this occasion we had multiple dishes that were delivered cold and had to be sent back. We were also given the wrong side dish but they gave it to us for free and brought the dish we ordered as well. Service was good.

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MD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far hands down the Best Carne Asada ever experienced! My Beautiful Cynthia had the Crab Cakes and they just about melted in your mouth.
I truly enjoyed the Tequila Old Fashioned's and Manhattan's, some of the Best Ever...
We were enjoying our Christmas Weekend Together, so we had to try Jalisco Norte after our Couples Massage at Massage Envy Rockwall.
Cyn and I enjoy the finer things so we needed to indulge ourselves with a Tequila Flight w/Casa Dragones Blanco, Clasa Azul Reposada and Clasa Azul Mescal and enhanced the experience with a Keeping Up with the Jerry Joneses Margarita.
Jalisco Norte will be a Favorite for a Lifetime!

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RH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time eating here Was pleasantly surprised We were seated in the corner with beautiful view of the courtyard The waitstaff were attentive and pleasant. The room we were seated was very loud ,hard to hear someone sitting across the table. But very interesting menu with some unique items. Overall a good experience Will be back

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DF
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always impeccable. Izzy, Erik and Raul have great guest service!!!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I love this restaurant, and come here very frequently. Tonight was by far the worst service I've ever experienced. Admittedly they set a high bar with outstanding dining experiences every time before, so this could have been an off night. But I hope this is not the start of a pattern. Still love this place.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abraham was the best waiter I’ve ever had in my entire life. I wouldn’t even classify him as a waiter. He was super professional he made my girlfriends bday a great experience. The food was outstanding. And the ambiance was romantic. 10/10 will be going back.

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BS
Dallas
77 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, really outstanding meal tonight. The queso fundido with mushrooms was very good and the shrimp and pescado tacos were also excellent.

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DF
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My barbocoa was a little on the salty side, but then again I really like the Barbacoa at Chipotle. So mabey that is how it is supposed to taste. Drinks are pricey but I love how the servers tell you their favorite and why, they also make great suggestions if you ask. Small waiting area but opentable made it more convenient and they even called before to confirm.

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Celebrating my birthday Benny our server made it really special with his personal recommendations and his very attentive service and his very personal service. He was warm and always smiling and made us feel VIP.

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PE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good except for the loud music. I realize that’s the trend but we won’t go back very often because of it.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the two lunch tacos. The shells were swimming in oil. Really disappointed. Starter chips and salsa was great.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Long wait time for the main dishes.

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DP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been there several times. The menu is authentic but often changes. No worries the wait staff is very helpful in explaining and pointing you in the right direction from cocktails to dessert. Excellent staff and servers, each and every time. Reservations are very highly recommended

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LW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jalisco Norte. Favorite go to restaurant when we do not want to cook dinner or lunch. The best chips and salsa and best frozen margaritas in Dallas

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

The meal took forever after that the whole night was ruined the manager stop by the table and ask how was everything after I told him my dissatisfaction for an extremely unnecessary long wait( restaurant was not busy at the time) he didn’t offer anything for the inconvenience but quipped it would be worth the wait. Nothing is worth the wait. Night ruined from those 2 things and management had an opportunity to make it better and didn’t

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