Satisfying Street Eats and More at Taquitos Jalisco in Mesa

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Jackie Mercandetti
Not needing any help with the heat is the aptly named Shrimp in a Very Hot Sauce, or camarones a la diabla.
Looking for your next favorite spot of quick-service Mexican food in Mesa? Taquitos Jalisco might just be a place to pull over.

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The small eatery has been quietly serving locals for nearly 15 years, starting when owner Benito Juarez decided to stop working in Mexican restaurants across the Valley to open a place of his own. Not everything hits the mark, but there are enough good, standard eats here for a quick, satisfying, and wallet-friendly meal that pretty much sums up what Taquitos Jalisco is all about.

Here's an excerpt from this week's review:

"Of the proteins that can be packed into or atop tostadas, burritos, quesadillas, and the like, there are three to note: juicy, slow-simmered lengua (tongue), succulent pork, and tender pieces of chicken with crispy skin (in that order). For a hearty snack or a light meal, skip the tiny street tacos and ask for your favorite to be piled atop a sope or two. The crunchy discs of fried masa with beans, crumbled cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and thick slices of avocado are served alongside a good-size dollop of Mexican crema to add as you please. Adding a squirt or two of Juarez's very good salsas -- a spicy, smoky red and a lively tomatillo contained in ketchup and mustard bottles at the table -- almost goes without saying."

Hungry for more? Read my full review of Taquitos Jalisco in Mesa.

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Location Info

Taquitos Jalisco

437 S. Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Greg Crawford
Greg Crawford

I've been going here since they opened. Their pastor is the best in the valley and you won't find a better mexican shrimp dish for twice the price.

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