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Jalapeno's

85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-7580
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Ranked #4 of 295 restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really, it takes a lot to get past the strip mall exterior, but don't be discouraged by its neighbors. Jalapeno's combines old style charm and elegance (where you're greeted warmly by the owner) with delicious Spanish and Mexican dishes. The food is always well prepared and plate-licking good, whether you go with the simple black bean soup, baked whole fish,... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had heard a lot about Jalapeños from a couple of my co-workers, and as a fan of Mexican food (authentic and Americanized) I wanted to check them out. Today I finally went and they did not disappoint. The service was great, the presentation was very nice (you'll be surprised when you walk inside considering how worn down the rest... More

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Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had the pleasure of having dinner at Jalapeno's tonight and it was wonderful. It is located in a strip mall and could easily be overlooked with many other restaurants all around it. I was there on a Tuesday night and the place was packed, so obviously it has been discovered as the hidden gem that it is. The atmosphere... More

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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very attentive staff. Drinks were refilled quickly. Chips and Salsa was good. Next time I will order guacamole with my chips. People around me ordered it and it looked so good. My friend and I got the Enchiladas. I got beef and chicken with both sauces. It was superb. Will def come back and try out some other items on... More

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Centreville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Have had tapas in the bar in the past and can understand the raves. Two times this year have had chile relleno (chicken w/cheese) & now know the 1st time was not a fluke. Huge mildly hot pepper overfilled with a light coating in a nice verde sauce. The best. Wife had a shrimp tapa she rates highly.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I stopped by for lunch so there were very few people there. It felt like the heat was on about 80 degrees. The food was average in taste, not worth a drive to Annapolis again. The waiter was great and the decor is nice.

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Davidsonville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We come here every valentines day for something different. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Good is fantastic! You have to try to tamales and duck it's outstanding!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Haved dined here several times; happy hour and on New Year's Eve (what could be a better test of a restaurant). The food, ambience and service are second to none; and the drinks aren't bad either.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant sits in a typical strip mall. Doesn't look like much from the outside. But as you walk back into the place it is very charming.The food is very good. Small tapas plates are my favorites. Drinks are great too! People are welcoming!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Authentic latin cuisine and excellent service. Try the guacamole bowl. Mmmm. Gonzalez runs a top quality restaurant.

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