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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-7580
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Ranked #4 of 307 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This place is really nice inside and out and its location is perfect if you want to get some shopping done after you eat. The restaurant is very clean and the waitresses are very nice. A great place to get together and socialize while having a good meal and decently priced drinks.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant has gained a well-deserved large following. The place was packed on a recent Friday evening. The atmosphere inside is inviting and pleasant--a bit of a surprise given their strip mall location. We have found the food to be top quality and unique to our area. Our only quibble was that our waiter made our dining experience feel quite... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

In this fairly dismal mall location, is this wonderful (mostly Spanish) restaurant. Really pretty great actually.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ok they say don't judge a book by its cover, this is certainly true with Jalapenos. It's located in a strip center, BUT, when you get inside, you'll never know. Great festive atmosphere, and outstanding food. Several types of margaritas, rest assured not your normal Tex-Mex bar for sure. Any of the Entrees are recommended, try the roasted Poblanos stuffed... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic food and drinks offered in the bar!! The sangria and steak tapas are wonderful. A cozy bar area which is welcoming.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a local, Jalapeno's is one of our favorites. The food is always fantastic and the service is too. There's one waitress that isn't our favorite, and the decor might be a little outdated, but it's hard to find better food at these prices, or even a little higher in town.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Having visited Spain, Mexico, and Central America numerous times, I was skeptical of the food here despite many rave reviews. Once inside, the atmosphere is fantastic and the food is excellent. They do both Spanish and Mexican food without trying to make some super-mash-up of the two. Individual items are done well, from tacos to pollo to carne. Make a... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I ate here while staying in Annapolis for the weekend - we chose to come here due to the great reviews here on TA - we were not disappointed. One huge tip - make reservations days in advance if you can - this place gets packed and the reservations fill up quick. The chips and salsa were... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed great tapas and good wine and sangria in the bar area on a Sunday night. Recommend ceviche, artichokes, guacamole, beef with blue cheese. And even better with happy hour prices.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has been my favorite for years. Great tapas and from 4-7pm at the bar you get them half off + specialty drinks. Recommend a reservation, for this gem in Annapolis suburbs.

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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

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