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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 37
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  • 9
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  • 13
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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
Good food

Thanks for the good food the staff are very friendly so thank you very much I would recommend on coming back to the restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for a meal but found it very pricey not worth the money food could have been better felt the place has no atmosphere.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thanks for the good food the staff are very friendly so thank you very much I would recommend on coming back to the restaurant

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Glasgow, Scotland
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We decided to visit Smiling Jack's afer reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. Booked in for an early dinner with the family and our expectations were high. We were surprised when we saw the place as it is more like a high street café. Our friendly server showed us to our table which was ready and waiting. We were surprised that... More 

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edinburgh,united kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Unpretentious place with a pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Service was first class - attentive without being pushy. We shared a starter of chilli nachos and were glad we didn't have one each as it was HUGE. Main courses of chimichangas were excellent only negative being that the rice was a bit dry. Good value but I suggest you book as several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect. had been wanting to try for ages but was worried I would be disappointed. Definitely a step up from the average tex mex. we shared a combo starter of stuffed jalapeño, bbq chicken wings, nachos and chicken strips. all were delicious. particularly enjoyed the home made salsa. I followed with fajita from the lunch menu... More 

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Alexandria, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Such a lovely little place with so much choice. The starter of nachos was lovely and so big. Had chimichangas for main and it was beautiful. Didn't manage to finish it mind you but id rather leave a restaurant full than still hungry

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We dropped in for lunch during a visit to this lovely town and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is small and easily missed if you don't keep your eyes skinned (we stupidly walked up the street twice before we found it!), but it's quite a little treasure. The food is honestly some of the tastiest and most satisfying Mexican... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

5 of us ate here last night, the food and service were amazing! Fair prices too. Big portions and shame we couldnt finish our mains, but we were stuffed after 2 sharing platters as starters. Nachos are fab and their pulled pork and chilli beef are delicious. Great wee atmosphere in the place and a big shout out must go... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We came to Smiling Jack's last week to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th birthday. It is very difficult to please a party of 26 but absolutely everyone had a superb time. The planning was easy, taking the stress away from organising a family gathering, the food was amazing, service was great - the staff could not have been more helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went here after reading review.here, food was excellent both for taste and consistency, avoid the nacho platter unless there's at.least four people or be prepared to leave some against your stomach better nature they are the best I have had

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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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