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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
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
48 helpful votes 48 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 reviews 9 reviews
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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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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Staff was amazing and food choices were endless...great Tapa menu, excellent margaritas! The tamales were too good for words, burritos were plentiful, and ceviche was...well, delicious!

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming here for 9 years and have fallen in love with several dishes over and over again. My husband loves the lamb chops with olive oil and herbs and all of the lamb specials! I enjoy it all...have never had something I didn't like..and the service is excellent. Romantic and dimly lit..with a nice wine list..I could go... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We love this place. We had not been here for several years (there's lots of good restaurants in Annapolis), but it was just as good as we remembered! Don't let the location in a bland strip mall deter you. Step inside and you are immediately in Spain. Cheaper than airfare!

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