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Smiling Jack's

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17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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Today
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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
great food

the food here is amazing, well priced, nice atmosphere, friendly staff only downside for me was the chairs

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
weelauren1
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

the food here is amazing, well priced, nice atmosphere, friendly staff only downside for me was the chairs

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Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a little gem ! Lovely intimate setting halfway along Barnton street. Lunch menu is excellent value. Chilli con carne enchilada was tasty and filling. No draught beer but plenty of bottled choice. Me thinks we'll be visiting again soon.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food brilliant,really tasty, service was first class, price was even better, I will be there again soon!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was amazing! The food was fabulous and very tasty. The service was very good and the cocktails even better. Would definitely recommend this place to those who like Tex mex food! Best I've tasted yet! Will def go again!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited for the first time today after a friend recommended it to me. And I'm so glad I paid a visit the food was delicious and We were served quickly by a very pleasant young woman the spicey bean burger I orders was the best ive ever had. I will visit again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very cheap. 2 courses and 2 drinks with a side portion of fries - £20 - cannot complain at all. watch though - we thought it was bigger and walked right past it

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been here a few times and the meals are delicious! Great portions but value for money, always prepared with quality and perfection! Loaded fries & chilli con carni is my utmost fave! Atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming....and you will not beat the strawberry daiquiris to wash it all down!! Top class in every sense!!! Xxx

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Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Tasty good great portions. Very good value especially Lunch menu and student get 20% Sun-Thursday. Been back fpur tines since September 2014 and not been disappointed any time. Very expandable can take big bookings. Had 22 members of my Gaelic in for Christmas dinner. Give Smiling Jacks a go fajitas to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This is easily the best and my favourite restaurant that I have ever visited. The staff are fantastic,the decor is spot on and the menu is so diverse there is something for everyone not to mention great value. Don't pass Smiling Jacks up and settle for sub par food elsewhere. Get on the phone, book a table and have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have a very fussy 7 year old who will not eat anywhere else than smiling jacks! The staff are always accommodating to our requests, food is always amazing and the atmosphere is second to none, the menus have so much variety that it suits everyone....its a little piece of heaven right on our doorstep - we love it. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?