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Smiling Jack's

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17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant...
Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional and modern Steaks & Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce. The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations. Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals, and main dishes, with desserts from the blackboard changing daily. With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Evening meal

Absolutely superb. One of the best mexican meals I have ever been for. Highly recommend the nachos to start. TWO different types of fresh chilli. Enchalads were great. This really is a stand out restaurant. Staff service and friendliness is faultless. Thank you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Paul B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely superb. One of the best mexican meals I have ever been for. Highly recommend the nachos to start. TWO different types of fresh chilli. Enchalads were great. This really is a stand out restaurant. Staff service and friendliness is faultless. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Couldn't get a table for the Friday evening so booked for Saturday and were not disappointed. We shared a delicious bowl of nachos (my partner says they are the best she's tasted) and then a chicken / veg enchiladas. Portions were a good size and food wonderful. Go if you get the chance.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been introduced this lovely Mexican restaurant by my friend. Totally love it. It is often difficult to find nice restaurants in Stirling. And Smiling Jacks totally deliver the food quality and frequently meet or exceed customer's expectations! I always order the chicken fajitas and never grow bored of it which my partner agree too !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Smiling Jack's on a Sunday afternoon, and whilst it wasn't the best restaurant we have ever visited, it was certainly very enjoyable and good value for money. Fortunately, we were all very hungry when we arrived, as the portion sizes are very much on the large side! Some aspects of the meal were more miss than hit, but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited this restaurant tonight and I would say it is the best Mexican I have had. We shared nachos and an enchilada, both were fantastic. One of us had a burger as they don't eat Mexican and raved about it too. The strawberry daiquiri was tasty and didn't melt too quickly. The prices are very good considering the quality... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I am Coeliac and this Restaurant was more than capable of catering with load of options to choose from. I felt confident in their knowledge of Gf. The portions were generous, and so tasty. Service was fabulous and staff were very engaging. Their prices were very reasonable and they do a day time menu too. Well worth a visit, you... More 

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scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

lovely wee restuarant. The staff were friendly and helpful which is a good start but the food really sells this great wee restaurant. Nicely cooked and large portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, great value and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit - recommend the nacho sampler for a starter (although make sure you're hungry)!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a small restaurant but the service is fantastic and the staff are so friendly and helpful. We ordered off their vast lunch menu which is fantastic value for money and the food was excellent. Highly recommend this place and we will be back soon.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My partner and I visited on a Wednesday night in May with our 2 boys. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a range of dishes and we thought the food was excellent. I've noticed a previous reviewer commenting on the bland home made salsa on here, but we thought it was great. In fact, we asked for... More 

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Additional Information about Smiling Jack's

Address: 17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1786 462809
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $6 to $36
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 462809

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $36
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Description

Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional and modern Steaks & Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce. The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations. Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals, and main dishes, with desserts from the blackboard changing daily. With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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