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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
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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
Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We drove to Annapolis to attend a community dance last night and decided we'd leave early and eat dinner there. After reading the reviews and looking at the location of the dance, we decided on Jalapeno's. What a fantastic choice! We arrived at 5:30pm (Saturday night), were seated immediately, and our waiter Geoffrey was prompt in greeting us and providing... More

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

So we went to Jalapeño because the reviews were so good. The food was good--although not great. But our server had such an attitude when we didn't order drinks or appetizers. We did not stay long tying up her table, so I'm sure she still made out fine. But we did not appreciate her attitude. Perhaps she was not having... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in Annapolis and stopped here based on the positive TA reviews. This is one of the few times we've been disappointed. Our server was not very courteous. We couldn't figure out if it was due to the packed dining room or the fact that we were obviously the youngest couple there (lates 20's early 30's).... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

One does not go to Annapolis for Spanish/Mexican food but we happened upon Jalapeños and are glad we did! One of the owners is Spanish. The other, Mexican from food haven Oaxaca. The resulting menu is marvelous! We stopped in for lunch. I had Paella, a house specialty. It was excellent! All the food we ordered exceeded our expectations. The... More

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Pasadena, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went after reading reviews on trip advisor , and the food/service was excellent . Made reservations , walked in and was seated immediately . We had the peachy margarita and mango , both great and very strong . The ceviche was my favorite . We also did a pork dish and the jalapeños tapas , both great . Dessert was... More

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Dublin VA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The food here was exceptional and the service was very good. It appears that the restaurant may have grown in popularity and added tables. It was very full when we were there, and very noisy - on the level of a Cracker Barrel. Based on the night we were there, we'd suggest calling for a reservation. We did, and the... More

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USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We rarely go to the same restaurant twice when visiting a city but we couldn't resist going back to Jalapeno's. After being welcomes at the door by our gracious host we were given an extensive menu of authentic and unusual dishes. It was hard to choose among the tapas and entrees. Everything from the lamb tacos to the trout was... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great happy hours with small plates. Appetizer and dinner menu is extensive and have had nothing but excellent food there. Can be loud. A popular Annapolis restaurant.

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Jerusalem, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We read the reviews and ranking. Headed for this restaurant with great expectations. Arrived to a small strip shopping center where the neighbors are Home Depot and The Dollar Store. Since we were there already and had reservations, we walked in. The atmosphere was very pleasant, the decor very nice and then the food; it was wonderful! We were a... More

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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

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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