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Jalapeno's

85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-7580
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Ranked #3 of 296 restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect such a great meal in a strip mall down from the Dollar Tree. The menu is not strictly Mexican, but the ropas viejas were very good. Chicken enchiladas with mole so tasty it was outrageous. My sister was swooning over the special which was chicken and chorizo in a sauce. The chips are thin, crisp and warm-so... More

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Miller Place, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try, since we were staying .5 miles away. It.Was. Delicious! If you must sit in the dining room, on a weekend, you MUST make a reservation. It is extremely popular! That being said, we did not have a reservation, but were very comfortable in... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went with family after a tour of the Naval Academy. The food is Latino. Kind of all over the map. We had two Cuban dishes that we are really familiar with, the Ropa Vieja and the Masas de Puerco. The flavors were really good. It was as if they had put their own spin on them. The place as others... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Based on the reviews and ratings on Trip Advisor, I tried this restaurant. I tried the trout that was covered with a sauce composed of tomatoes, sweet peppers, and other spices. The large fish was outstanding. When I put the first bite in my mouth, I immediately knew that this was a special dish. In addition, the cost was only... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and come to Annapolis every year, and this by far was the best meal. We usually stay on West street and frequent the restaurants there, and have never had a meal as good as this. It is in a strip mall which usually does not catch my attention. I read the reviews on trip advisor and gave it... More

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Dixon, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

From the outside, this is just another door in a strip mall. But walk inside, and the atmosphere is more like a fine dining experience. The waiter was great; he helped guide us to preferred selections on the menu. For drinks, they served excellent margaritas, but no draft beer. For an appetizer, we ordered up chips and salsa and some... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Get there early if you can. Happy hour is incredible, but fills up quickly-4 to 6- and is only available in the bar, however, the regular dinner is fantastic-Authentic Spanish cuisine.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This one never fails. Pleasant service and a menu that never disapoints. It's always hard to choose one thing. It's a perfect place to dine with someone who is willing to share.

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Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at Jalapeno's. As always, it was an excellent meal. We decided to do tapas, which was great. Between the portobello mushrooms in balsamic vinaigrette (for my wife) and the Tuscan inspired chorizo (for me), the food was outstanding, as usual. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have such a gracious... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Never had a mediocre meal here and never had bad service either. The owner pays a lot of attention to how his guests are treated and the food they are served. I don't believe you'd ever go wrong stopping here for dinner (or lunch)

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