Jalisco started as a small business selling very good corn and excellent flour tortillas, a few soft tacos and thick, tasty tortilla chips.
On my last visit a few years ago, the only eating area was some picnic tables outside. Here’s that report
Sonoma: Tortilleria Jalisco – Perfect porky pozole pleasure
The tortillas are as good as ever. There is now a small indoor sit down area and an expanded menu that includes tacos (soft and hard shell), chicken enchiladas, tortas, tortillas, burritos and agua frescas. A plastic bin with flan-filled empanadas (turnovers) is on the counter.
There is also a specials board that listed tacos de cabesa are available at the taco cart outside between 6 – 9 pm. At lunch time the cart was deep-frying Sonoran hot dogs.
There’s a searing, hot escabeche of radishes, onions and carrots. A pig mocajete holds a tasty red salsa.
The soft tacos are as good as ever, maybe even better served on a plate with delicious meat and topped with chopped onion, cilantro and salsa. If eating in the restaurant, a basket of the tortilla chips and very good salsa fresca comes with the order.
My family ordered the burritos and the comment was “there’s not much meat, mainly beans and rice. While the photo shows what looks like enough chicken, it was unevenly distributed and skimpy. They liked the cheese on top, calling it “muy rica”. I felt at $7 they were on the pricy side.
Also over-priced was the aqua fresca which was a small serving for $2.50. The jaimaica was good, but nothing about it warranted that price. The hard tacos are pre-made and sit under warming lights.
The indoor eating area isn’t anything fancy, just three plastic donut shop / fast food booths.
The service was inexcusably slow … seriously. It was busy at lunch time, but it seemed each burrito was made in between each new order, so there was at least a five minute wait as each burrito was made. Each was microwaved to melt the cheese on top.
It really was 15 – 20 minutes from the time the first burrito was served until the last burrito landed on the table.
Then they made a mistake on my taco order and I had to wait another five minutes. I was served long after the first burrito was eaten. There were two requests to get all the aqua frescas on the table. They served three and forgot about the rest. It wasn’t THAT busy.
I wouldn’t go with a group again and eat in. Also I’d stick to the tacos and tortillas and the special dishes such as the pozole.
I still like the place a lot and recommend it. Except for the burritos, the food there is tasty and above average. I’m more than a little curious about those cabeza tacos.
As to “productos 100% naturales”, it’s on top of the take-out menu. I am guessing that just means they don’t use preservatives.
Tortilleria Jalisco – Sonoma
Sonoma - Tejuinos at Tortilleria Jalisco
I was preoccupied with the family and forgot to take photos of the outdoors, this blog has a nice photo along with the taco cart that is now in front and the tortilla-making process.
897 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476