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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
One of the best happy hours in Annapolis

Just wanted to give a shout out to Jalapeno's in Annapolis for anyone looking for a great happy hour when they are in town. The number one rule is to get their early, and by early I mean shortly after happy starts, which is 4pm. The happy hour is confined to the bar area which is relatively... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Hank G
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Annapolis, MD
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Annapolis, MD
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Just wanted to give a shout out to Jalapeno's in Annapolis for anyone looking for a great happy hour when they are in town. The number one rule is to get their early, and by early I mean shortly after happy starts, which is 4pm. The happy hour is confined to the bar area which is relatively small, but it... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tapas, reasonably priced with lots of choices,and each one great for happy hour. Two columns both sides of the menu...huge variety. BUT get there early as only in the bar is the tapas menu available. Of course there are a few tapas available in the dining room. The main menu is filled with toothsome and varied dishes. Don't miss the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't be deceived or confused by the location of this restaurant, which is situated in a strip shopping center by a dollar store and a country buffet. And certainly don't assume because of this location you will be able to get a table at the last minute on a weekend. The name is also somewhat deceiving seeming to imply Mexican... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jalapenos restaurant is located in a shopping center with a Home Depot, an Old Country Buffet, and miscellaneous other shops but do not let that fool you. Once inside, you are transported to a warm, friendly space presided over by long time Annapolis restauranteur, Gonzolo Fernandez. The food is authentic Spanish/Mexican including daily specials. They have the best black bean... More 

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Annapolis, MD
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never had a bad meal here and the food is great. Great place for lunch or a date night. As others have mentioned, the location is a bit odd as it's next to a Dollar Store and Home Depot, but don't let that scare you away from a great meal.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We tried this place due to its rating and were hesitant at the location of it but we're very pleasantly surprised once we entered the building. The atmosphere is very Spanish and very warm. The servers were very knowledgable and the food was very good.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

lovely experience, being from out of town. Very welcomed by host, and server. Food was delicious. Plan to share, servings of burritos, etc really feed 2.

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usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

WE have been here a dozen times; the foo dis always excellent. however, if you should come for the happy hours - which occur only in the bar - be sure to wait in the regular line that spills out the front door. I was always under the impression that bar seating was first come first served. WE were summarily... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I eat here often and in fact, used the back room for a birthday celebration. Gonzalo did a roasted suckling pig with all of the trimmings and we had such a great time. The back room is small - may 12-14 people can sit around the big table comfortably - but it was a fabulous experience. The... More 

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Carlisle, Pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Mexican and Spanish food. Dinners great. Happy hour is a steal. Small plates. Also one of my wife's favs. Owner makes us feel like a friend.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?