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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: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 252
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
The Hidden Gem

Don't let the strip mall area throw you off, this is some delicious food. This is coming from a local resident. One of my favorite places to take clients for a nice lunch or my wife for an excellent dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
md4wvu
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Annapolis, MD
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Annapolis, MD
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Don't let the strip mall area throw you off, this is some delicious food. This is coming from a local resident. One of my favorite places to take clients for a nice lunch or my wife for an excellent dinner.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Jalapeños was recommended by a colleague who raved about their Happy Hour specials. When I arrived I opted to sit at a table and order from the extensive menu. I had a great margarita, a bacon and asparagus dish and shrimp Carabineros. Everything was delicious and presented beautifully. The service was excellent. In a fit of gluttony I ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife & I ate at Jalapeños and had some of the best tapas we have ever tasted. We never got as far as the entrees (which also looked delicious) because there were too many fabulous tapas to choose from. Our waitress Lauren was lovely, and her recommendations helped a lot. Overall, we were delighted with the entire experience. Oh,... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

From entering to leaving was a delightful experience Great food, great service. Highly recommend. I had a Cuban specialty and fresh guacamole.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We picked this based on other TA reviews. The exterior is unimpressive and were apprehensive at first. Once inside the atmosphere was upscale and the service was excellent. We ordered several of the Tapad dishes and they were all outstanding. The propritor went out of his way to make us feel welcome. We thouroughly enjoyed our evening here.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Large variety of Latin style food, Spainsh, Cuban, Mexican, etc. More formal inside than you might imagine, certainly not your typical taco joint. Good wine selection. Main dishes as well as lots of tapas. Good place to try out something new.

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've had the opportunity to visit this restaurant twice this month. The happy hour menu consists of two full pages of reduced price small plates. I was just plain impressed with the variety, flavor, and unctuousness of each dish. I visit Europe often and this experience brings to mind the best of fresh market dining.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The staff and our waitress was great!! She provided honest recommendations for our three different meals. WOW it was Great. The duck dish was out of this world and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend eating there. We will return.

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Alabaster, Alabama
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

From the greeting to the friendly attentive service this was an excellent restaurant experience. I like Chile Rellenos and the dish here was the best I have tasted. Chicken stuffed and perfect. Beautifully presented as well. Accompanied by very good rice and beans. Margaritas were also very good. Was not accustomed to being charged for chips and salsa but the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We planned to go here at the end of a drive from JFK and were delayed due to Friday night traffic. We were starving when we arrived but it was worth the wait. The guacamole was delicious - freshly made and nicely served in a large bowl. The scallops with spinach and the shrimp were great. In spite of the... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?