Restaurant Report Card: El Jalisciense Mexican Restaurant


WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Mexican restaurant has been racking up perfect health inspection scores for almost ten years in Houston County.

El Jalisciense in Kathleen isn’t the easiest name to pronounce, but it sure is authentic.

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“It comes from the [Mexican] state name Jalisco, so that’s all it means,” Humberto Garcia said.

Garcia owns the place. He says it’s the people that make the place special. In the early 90’s, his most popular dish was fajitas – now the most popular is the house special.

“Without customers we can’t survive, we’ve got to have a lot of customers to keep going,” Garcia said.

Garcia leads a team that makes sure the place is clean for those customers coming to get some good food.

“Everybody puts in a little bit of help including the waiters, cooks, the people that clean the tables,” Garcia said. “I’m not doing it all by myself.”

First, let’s take a look at your scores this week:

Chic-fil-a on Bass Rd – 92

H & H on Forsyth St – 86

Hotlanta Wings on Shurling Dr – 98

Mrs. Winners on Pio Nono Ave – 94

Genji Japanese Steak and Seafood on Watson Blvd – 100

Longhorn Steakhouse on Hampton Ct – 89

Old Tyme Chili Dogs on W Montgomery St – 88

The Brick on W Hancock St – 96


And here’s a restaurant that needs to step it up this week: Church’s Chicken on Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins scored a 58:

– Excessive amount of flies in kitchen and dining area
– Wet, cleaned pans stacked on top of each other; draining on top of food products
– Employee using cup to scoop food


El Jalisciense is used to racking up perfect health inspection scores, but this most recent inspection was different.

“This time I think they had two guys that was doing it so they go spot by spot and keep checking everything,” Garcia said. “First the temperatures, the temperatures got to be perfect.”

Garcia’s been doing this long enough, so it was no problem.

“They clean here, I clean here and everybody do something,” he said.

El Jalisciense in Kathleen is making the grade this week.