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Jalapeno's

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Mexican, Spanish
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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-7580
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 232
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Don't let looks fool you

We have been to Jalapeños twice now. One for a romantic dinner and the second with the family. Each time was perfect! The waitress was very helpful and was happy to answer any questions. No rushing either! Every item we had was great, the Chile Relleno is a simple favorite and my husband adores the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
BubbaBoxer
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Bowie, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to Jalapeños twice now. One for a romantic dinner and the second with the family. Each time was perfect! The waitress was very helpful and was happy to answer any questions. No rushing either! Every item we had was great, the Chile Relleno is a simple favorite and my husband adores the creamy scallop dish. Must go!

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LowerSwat
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Jalapeno's doesn't look like much from the outside, but it certainly deserves the excellent reviews. The food, service, and decor did not disappoint. A great place for couples. We were there on a Thursday and happy hour ran from 4-7pm. We sat in the bar area and ordered strictly from the tapas menu (about $5 or $6 a plate). Bottled... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having grown up in Southern California, I love good Mexican food. My wife is from Europe, so she enjoys Spanish food. We both are excellent cooks, so finding someplace that meets our tastes is hard. Jalapeno's is our "go to" restaurant in Annapolis. Our meal on Father's day was another outstanding gastronomical event. As always, Gonzalo was a gracious host... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband & I have been here a handful of times and have always enjoyed the beverages, especially the red Spanish wine for me, the food, atmosphere and cleanliness. Thursday night we had a hightop in the bar area and our 7 tapas dishes transported us to what we call Spanish heaven: Empanadas with a red pepper sauce, cerviche in... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went for my mothers birthday and ordered the suckling pig. This is a special order and has to done in advance. The pig fed 8 people very comfortably with left overs to take home. Baked to perfection with all of the sides. I your looking for something unusual call ahead and order this. The margaritas were good and the... More 

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Virginia
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped for lunch on way out of Annapolis and were pleasantly surprised. Food was good. I had the pozole soup...more olive oil and more cilantro than I would have wanted. Hubby had the black bean soup said it was very good (wanted to take some home). Catalana salad was really good. Lunch tapas not as enticing as dinner tapas (which... More 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Up side good selection good prices for happy hour. DOWN SIDE, limited seating a tiny area with no option for spill over to include lots of people that are seeking discounted happy hour options, much more like BAIT & SWITCH. Pure waiter no exceptions, like the Rolling Stones song, 'SAD, SAD=SAD!

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Appears to be family-owned business that has been same location for many years, It has both tapas bar and full menu dining. Tapas bar is generally packed. Food is very good, service is efficient and kitchen easily keeps up with the pace.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great place to eat, the service is excellent. Best margaritas by far! A huge tapas menu and lots of different dinner size options. They do use a lot of garlic in everything, so if you don't love lots of garlic and sauces then this might not be your fav place. Their guac used to be great, bit... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great happy hour with margiaritas, sangrias, and beer I think. $5 tapa plates, maybe 40 to choose from. Highest quality food and stellar service. We went there for the first time about a year ago with our infant and left a small blanket, when we returned maybe 4 months ago the host (maybe he's the owner?) remembered us and gave... More 

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Additional Information about Jalapeno's

Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: 410-266-7580
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-266-7580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?