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Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

1030 South Broadway Suite 1050, Lexington, KY 40504-2681
859 281 5171
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Ranked #49 of 749 restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Give this place a try, you want regret it. Located in a shopping center so it's not much on the outside. The food is exceptional and the service is quick and friendly. Don't miss out.

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michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food was very good...I had the chicken flautas and the chicken was fresh and well cooked. The special margarita was delicious. We were a large group and they did a good job of bringing everyone's food out at the same time. Kept fresh chips coming while we waited! The queso is the best I've ever had!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped in at Jalapenos because we were craving Mexican food and we were very impressed with both the service and the food. We didn't have to wait to be seated, the service was great, and the food came quickly. It tasted fabulous. I recommend the fruit pastries for dessert (can't remember what they were called, but oh my gosh... More

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Cincinnati
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

It's hard to find great tamales, but this restaurant does a nice job with this. Also, service was fast for lunch. I would definitely return.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I go there often and have for over 15+ years. The staff is always friendly, and the service is always excellent. Best Fajitas around! Love their chicken-tacos! My favorite is the Combination number 5. I get it all chicken. Comes with chimichanga, taco, burrito, enchilada, beans and rice. For some reason, their Pepsi seems to taste better than anywhere else!... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I only use the word "typical" because there are a lot of really good authentic Mexican joints in Lexington, KY, and Jalepeno's should be included on the list. Hidden away in a mostly derelict shopping center on South Broadway, Jalepeno's is a nice alternative to the local favorites Mi Pequena Hacienda and Rincon Mexicano. Like most restaurants of this caliber,... More

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My wife and I are always looking for good Mexican food and were not disappointed here. The area is not the best and the restrooms had an odor, but the food was great. We shared fajitas which were both flavorful and plentiful. Price was reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is my second review on Jala. Was there last Jan when it was newly opened. Even then I was already impressed with the food, service and the layout of the restaurant. I went back there again end of April and it was amazing how the member of staff recognised me! Kudos to Richard the manager and Chef Rene.

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Springfield, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had a large group with small children and the restaurant was a fun bright place. Good food and LOTS of it! The prices were very reasonable as well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We visited here 17 years ago when we were last in Lexington and had great memories - we were not disappointed! From the moment we walked in we felt like we were in Mexico. We had to wait a very short time for our table (it was 8pm on a Friday after all) and very promptly had our beers with... More

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