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Smiling Jack's

17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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Ranked #27 of 159 restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $43
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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STIRLING
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Thought we would try the new smiling jacks.. I prefer it to the previous owners.. Food wonderful, my hubby had a mix meat grill and he raved about the steak.. Puddings were fab!! A nice touch having a free prize draw.. Waitress was so lovely.. Hope to be back soon :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We found this place through TripAdvisor and decided to go based on the good feedback. We had a lovely meal; the best fajitas we've had in a long time. It was great value for money and the service was excellent. I wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Guys you need to bring back chicken nachos with the bbq sauce, meatballs with penne. Generally just missing the old hearty stuff your face portions of times gone by. Cant fault service or anything about the place, just the menus could be broader at lunchtime.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the first time visiting this restaurant since it has been re-opened under new management and we were not disappointed, I would even go as far as saying it's much better than it used to be. The food was delicious, we had to start with BBQ chicken nachos to share then followed with chicken chimichangas and chicken enchiladas.it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

It was my birthday and me and my partner were going out for drinks and food. We hadn't decided where to go so hadn't booked anywhere. We walked into smiling Jacks and there was a large table of about 20 already in. We asked for a table and before the waitress seated us she said there will be a wait... More

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Stirling
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went for dinner with a friend and had starters, main courses and drinks. Quesadilla's for starters were delicious and very well presented. My friend had a huge portion of pork nachos for main, and they were delicious; they were on the menu as a starter, but the staff offered a slightly larger portion for main without any fuss at all.... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Really enjoyed this place, service is great and I liked the cocktails special menu! Food was great, authentically Mexican with fantastic flavour. There was a good choice so several visits are planned!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Having been an employee for year's with the previous owner of smiling Jack's I was a bit weary of dinning here , however I was actually pleasantly surprised , lunch menu was great value for money , really generous portions and food was lovely , could have been doing with a bit more salsa though with the starter (stuffed jalapenos... More

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Stirling
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Just been tonight again for dinner for the second time in a few weeks, as i was impressed with the first visit. Another lovley meal, steak fajitas, and pulled beef enchiladas. Both very nice, tasty and large portions. Great value for money, service very friendly and efficent. Looking forward to the next visit already as there was lots on the... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was her with some colleagues from work for lunch. The lunch menu was excellent and being able to have chilli nachos and ribs for £10 was great value. The food was brilliant and I would definitely recommend Smiling Jacks to anyone.

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