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Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

1030 South Broadway Suite 1050, Lexington, KY 40504-2681
859 281 5171
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Ranked #60 of 736 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Cincinnati
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189 reviews 189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Lexington,Ky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My family and I love the food and staff is very friendly and efficient. Try the Pollo Parilla! The queso and chips are always warm and fresh. Fun place suitable for small children too.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Jalapeno's has been a favorite for 10 years. Whenever I have out of town guests this is the place we always go for a casual, yummy lunch or dinner. Service is always quick and it is fun trying to practice our Spanish on the wait staff. Cheese dip and Chicken Quesedilla's are always my favorite, but you have to try... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The restaurant itself is nice and the staff are very friendly, efficient and prompt. While the food itself was not terrible, there was mysterious chunks of white stuff in my burrito I couldn't figure out what it was and I couldn't bring myself to taste one. When I asked the waiter what it was his response was intelligible. The chicken... More

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