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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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Today
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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  • 228
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 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
Extensive menu, popular place, good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
JimsBuddy
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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sacandaga park, ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

stay away during happy hour so i can find an empty seat, unless you eat in the restaurant as opposed to the bar. new has gotten out and i can rarely find a seat for my favorite happy hour in the bar.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is an excellent place for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Service is excellent - consistently. Food is wonderful and the variety of wine and beverages is unparalleled in Annapolis for this type of menu.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Friends from all over the country always remember their first meal at Jalapeano's! We were just in San Diego and our friends were talking about it! The food is fantastic and the interior delightful with chairs so beautiful and comfortable,that you could linger over wine and grand food for hours.

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Annapolis, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Annapolis! Try the chili con queso. ANY tapas plate and don't miss the banana cheesecake chimmy chonga for dessert! Best of all...they have the nicest employees! This place has TONS of regular weekly customers. That says a LOT!!!

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Chester, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My spouse and I visit Jalapeno's as often as possible (it is not inexpensive, but well worth what you get). We have never had anything bad or even mediocre here. Service is good, menu is tantalizing and full of things you don't usually see. Um ....I'm getting hungry just thinking about it, but it's after midnight! GO ...you'll be glad... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?