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All 298 Annapolis Restaurants

Jalapeno's

85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-7580
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Ranked #4 of 298 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chester, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Prepare yourself for amongst the most complete Spanish, not Mexican, restaurants you have been to. The guacamole is individually made for your order. The menu, which I have nearly tried everything, is awesome, the ambience is very comfortable and correct for the style of cuisine served. Again, the food is excellent, the service is great the owner stops by to... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In celebrating a birthday, the honoree selected this place! Okay, another usual Mexican meal of beans and rice, etc., I wondered. Wow to my surprise, they had Paella on the menu and it was available for lunch and it wouldn't take all night to prepare! This is too good to be true. We started with the calamari which was very... More

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Haifa, Israel
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Four of us were looking for an alternative to the standard Mexican restaurant and this name came up on TripAdvisor. When we arrived on a Thursday night, we were surprised that it was booked solid. Not having made a reservation, we were ready to leave disappointed. The host asked us to wait a bit and found a very nice table... More

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anapolis md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Don't get put off by the strip mall location - Jalapenos never disappoints. The best kept secret is the bar area happy hour with reduced prices on small plates and pitchers of white and red sangria. There's many authentic Spanish dishes to try at great prices. Everything is upscale and delicious.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I along with numerous friends have dined here for the past 10-15 years. This offers one of the best dining experiences in Annapolis…bar none. Can't say enough good things about the menu and service hence the reason I return with family and friends.

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Carlisle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We lived in Annapolis in the late 80's, early 90's and were always hard pressed to find any good restaurants so on a recent visit came to this restaurant due to its high ratings. The ambiance is definitely a strong point with nice relaxing decor and a live acoustic guitar performer that was pleasant to listen to. We thought we... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an authentic Spanish restaurant. The seafood is always fresh and creatively cooked. The sauces on all their dishes are so flavorful and delicious. The atmosphere is gracious and one always feels as a guest.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat. It offers a wide variety of delicious tapas that are fairly reasonably priced and which are served in a friendly environment. If you want a little quieter spot, ask to be seated in the rear as far away from the somewhat noisy bar area. Chips and salsa are extra but the... More

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Appalachian Mountains, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Jalapeno's is a true find, one of those rare treasures in dining that could easily (and sadly) be missed, unless you are "in the know" or just lucky enough to walk in the door for the first time. It assuredly will not be the last. Hidden in plain view of chain restaurants Outback and Bertucci's, I wonder how many people... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From the name and exterior you think you are about to have a mexican meal like at so many other establishments with similar names and locations. So very wrong, inside is like another world, you are in Spain, and the decor is first rate. We were greeted by one of the owners, who found our party of 5 a seat.... More

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