Our adventures took us to south Wichita as we stopped by El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant. It was a restaurant highly recommend to one of my friends so we made a visit this past month to try one of the many Mexican restaurants you can find around town.
627 E 47th St
Wichita, KS 67216
Wednesday – Monday – 10:30am – 9:00pm
Closed on Tuesday
There are plenty of options at El Jalisco. Many typical favorites commonly found at other Mexican restaurants fill up the menu here along with other dishes like pupusas. If you’re in the mood for a beer, they have you covered. Here’s the menu:
Complimentary chips and salsa are available as well. The salsa really packs quite a bit of heat. Our first chipful of El Jalisco’s salsa shocked us right away at how hot it was. While hotter than most complimentary salsas around town, it was still delicious and had a small mesquite flavor that we liked.
After browsing through the menu, I ordered the carne asada tacos as they were the only type of tacos on the menu. I also went with the pupusa. My friend went with the flautas at the recommendation from her friend who said El Jalisco’s were the best in town.
The tacos weren’t all that special. The tortillas were a little soggy and the carne asada was dry and didn’t offer much flavor. Compared to other restaurants in town, El Jalisco’s was just lacking something. As for the flautas, my friend was disappointed with the recommendation she received. For a fried dish, we were discussing whether a restaurant could really do much to make their flautas that much better.
The best meal we had there was easily the pupusas. This was my friend’s first experience with them and she really loved them. We had the mixed pupusas which were packed with meat and cheese and the ratio of ingredients inside were perfect. The pickled vegetables really elevate the dish to an even higher level.
We didn’t get a chance to try any other dishes like the quesadillas, burritos, or enchiladas. Perhaps our experience at El Jalisco would have been better had we went with something different. Granted I’m always going to order tacos at any Mexican restaurant as I feel that’s one thing they should be able to do right.
If you have suggestions on what to order there, we’d love to hear them in the comments.
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