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Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

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86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
978-283-8228
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Food, A Nice Evening

Returned to Jalapeno's with friends to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary. Everyone enjoyed the evening, and I'll ook forward to returning. But one has to choose with some care to get good value. The Margaritas were a disappointment. I will assume they were made with the better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
OldRoadWarrior60
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Palm Harbor, FL
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Damariscotta, Maine
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

No one goes to New England for fantastic Mexican food and this place is part of the reason why. Though having had some very delicious and authentic Tex Mex as close as Rhode Island and other points in MA, I perhaps had higher expectations than I should have. The staff was friendly enough but the decor was your typical catalog... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

we had the steak fajitas and what they call carnitas. the fajitas were listed on the menu as being sizzling and were anything but. the steak was tough and unseasoned and the carnitas consisted of a scoop of gelatinous meat with an identity crisis. the remainder of the plates were filled with tasteless pureed beans that looked like dog poop,... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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120 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Returned to Jalapeno's with friends to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary. Everyone enjoyed the evening, and I'll ook forward to returning. But one has to choose with some care to get good value. The Margaritas were a disappointment. I will assume they were made with the better liquors as ordered but they were unimpressive. I frequently make Margaritas at... More 

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Gloucester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This has always been my go to place for great drinks etc. We had a reservation for 11 of us and things didn't go well .. They had one waiter and no runners or help for the server. Note to management. Training is key. 1. Dishes weren't cleared and desert was brought out , with no clean silver 2. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My Fiance and I frequent jalapenos every few months because we love the food the service and the drinks. Bottomless chips and salsa are always something to look forward to even if we just stop by the bar!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I love the food here, I always feel healthy when I eat here, home made Salsa. So good I sometimes buy it to go for home. Like chicken genaro, I order the Mexican veggies for a side with the black beans that are healthy. We have been coming here for over 10 years and always have a great meal and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very good and authentic Mexican food, esp for the North Shore of Mass. We had a party of 8 on a Friday night and they seated us fast with a large table in the very back. Our server was super - she provided us great service. The food was delicious with huge portions and everything tasted great. The restaurant is... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Years ago I spent a month traveling around Mexico, and I was surprised how good the food was. Ever since I've been consistently disappointed by restaurants in the US that call themselves Mexican. They are almost never authentic. At least not in the Northeast. But Jalapeno's is the real deal. First - the soft corn tortillas. Such a dominant flavor... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Starts off with good selection of Mex beers and Margs. Good chips and salsa. Interesting menu of traditional mexican dishes everyone is familiar with as well as some more unusual items...One of my favorites is the Pay Azteca....a chicken & squash dish with lots of green tomatillo sauce and cilantro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just visited jalapeños whilst vacationing in rock port. We happened upon the restaurant and what a find it was ! The food was excellent and we were entertained by top notch musicians. An excellent evening and superb value for money. Check it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-283-8228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?