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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    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
Spanish at it's best

The food is Spanish although the restaurant claims to be Mexican. I love the variety and the tapas are to die for,

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
susann f
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food is Spanish although the restaurant claims to be Mexican. I love the variety and the tapas are to die for,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I ordered the pescado veracuz and it was disappointing. It tasted as though the fish was thawed out for too long, the sauce just poured over it on top of an oily sautee. The server never once checked on me or offered to refill my water. I was given the most attention (2 visits) after the check was brought over... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The plan was for my wife, 6 year old grandson and me to meet my daughter and her husband for dinner and a handoff of their offspring. We were early and they were late. This did not fluster the greater, who I think was an owner, or the staff. First up was excellent guacamole, fish tacos, pork Empanados, piquillos ,... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you are a lover of guacamole and chips, this is the place for you. This restaurant is fairly new and is location in a very busy shopping center. Excellent decor and friendly staff. Had the grilled salmon with vegetables and mash for dinner. Healthy serving size. Will recommend anytime.

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Annapolis, MD
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It says a lot when a restaurant has staying power and it is filled to capacity the entire weekend service hours. The fusion of Spanish and Mexican foods makes for multiple choices of small plates and main courses. We especially enjoy the mussels, Spanish torta, croqettas, and the fresh fish. Needless to say make sure to have reservations if you... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I came here with some friends after work on a Friday evening, and little did we know what a delicious surprise was in store for us! Despite the very plain the exterior, the interior was anything but plain, immediately setting the mood up for a great time. We were a group of ten and we received timely and excellent service... More 

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Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having lived in Annapolis it's always a local's nightmare to share the town with so many tourists. Jalapeños is not a tourist trap like many other Latin restaurants in Annapolis. It's a local favorite and for good reason. Great food, service and ambience. Try the gambas tapas-shrimp sautéed in garlic. We've moved away from Naptown and we always stop in... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to the restaurant many times! Sometimes for a romantic dinner for two, and a bunch of times celebrating a special occasion! The food is delicious! My favorite dish on the menu is Camarones Cava, I have it almost every time I am there. The food is Spanish with a Mexican flare, (or maybe Mexican with a Spanish... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No fancy building, in a shopping center in Annapolis, but inside décor is warm and inviting. Best Mediterranean cuisine ion the east coast and well worth going out of your way to get to.

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Maryland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love going to Jalapenos. It's a go-to place for an evening out, friends and family. But. Our recent visit was somewhat disappointing. The food is still fantastic. Think Mexican with heavy Spanish influence (not the 'burrito' kind but the home style empanadas, the rich mole sauce, the...well, you get the idea ... good food!). The not so good was... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?