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Smiling Jack's

17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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Ranked #24 of 162 Restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Mexican, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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!
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Dining options: Reservations
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!
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

been here many times, food is always good, goodsized portions and its not too expensive. Got ignored a little by staff on last visit sat for around 20mins waiting on bill even though we had asked for it and we ended up having to go up to till bit topay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whilst dining out with family we had a very enjoyable meal albeit the waitress forgot our extras! We then decided to order desert,the chocolate brownie and millionaire Sunday, when this arrived the brownie was rock solid and not edible! The Sunday was vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce... We could not eat these so pushed them to the side of... More

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place is a wee gem!! The atmosphere is bright and cheery, the staff are attentive but not intrusive, but mostly the food is fantastic, excellent Mexican food. Only drawback is it is small and is almost always full, reservations recommended.

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Stirling
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Was brought here for my leaving night from my work , we were a group of 8 and had a fantastic meal. Staff were fantastic and made our night brilliant! Keep up the good work!

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I come to Smiling Jacks regularly with my friends purely for the amazing food! Fantastic prices makes it all the better, I had a 3 course dinner yesterday plus two alcoholic drinks and one soft drink, for £25 (student discount)! Really is a favourite of mine and can't rave about the chicken dishes enough! Options on spiciness too which is... More

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Stirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

First time we had been in a few years and it was great! Food was amazing! Great value on the express lunch menu. Nice touch on the drinks, got fresh strawberrys and lime in my strawberry and lime cider! Service was great and food came quickly. Defiantly be back... Highly recommend!

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We decided to have a quick lunch and knowing smiling jacks had recently changed management, we decided to pay it a visit. Whilst it was always one of our favourite places to eat anyway, I have to say it has improved even more. £4.95 for a lunch with over 20 choices was a nice touch and the fact it was... More

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Falkirk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The lunch menu had so many options for what is usually a limited menu. The chilli and enchiladas were so fresh and tasty and the quality of the food worthy of note ! Polite friendly service helped us choose our selection of food and we were amaze at the quantity of the food on our plates when it was served.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to try smiling jacks for lunch for a change & we are very happy we did. The whole experience was a ten out of ten. The menu had so much to choose from & that was also including the express menu. I will definitely be back, so much left to try on the menu.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't be put off by the exterior, it may be small and unassuming but inside the service and food were excellent. We had starters and mains which the staff were happy to accommodate when we said we wanted to share by providing extra plates etc. The best mexican food we have had!

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