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Tacos El Jalisciense

(Restaurants/all dining)
505 East Alisal Salinas, CA, 93905
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(831) 759-2381




Alcohol excluded


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This Tacos El Jalisciense is on the corner of East Alisal and Madeira in Salinas.

Hard to find yummy late-night food? At this location, you're covered! Check the hours on their website: (As of 10/15/13, they're open til midnight Monday through Thursday, and until 1 a.m. on weekends!) See tips for night riding:

Authentic Mexican food and bright, casual atmosphere make this place popular with locals and visitors alike. Plus they have very reasonable prices!

Their sopes are one of the many menu items that get return customers back again and again. They are also popular for their prompt, friendly service.

Bike Tips:

Bicycle rack out front.

Are you a touring cyclist carrying a lot of gear that you don't want to remove from your bike while you go into a restaurant? Large picture windows on all three sides of the dining room here make it easy to keep your eye on your bike while you relax with your meal.

Alisal street bike lanes pass right in front of this restaurant. Alisal is nearly all flat. Between Oldtown/downtown and East Salinas, there is just one slight hill that is even cinchy for out-of-shape folks. Enjoy!

Make use of the Alisal bike lanes, or if biking with children or otherwise using sidewalks: exercise extra caution at driveways and intersections, and observe local sidewalk ordinance and etiquette.

See tips for sidewalk riding, including Salinas ordinance on the Bicycling Monterey website. Check Bicycling Monterey for any updates to these sidewalk instructions: bike cautiously and at a reasonable speed; yield to all pedestrian traffic; give an audible signal before overtaking and passing pedestrian. Details:

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Bicycling Monterey website,