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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
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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: Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed!!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
cathy2008_8
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Gloucester
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English first
Gloucester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Worcester
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Restaurant was busy due to downtown block party so we sat at the bar. Started with cocktails which were fine. Complimentary nacho chips & salsa were OK, but salsa was needed some zing. We split seafood soup, which was bland & missing something. We added S&P, which helped. Finally, we split a chimichunga (spelling?) with rice. Both were bland but... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We recently took our grandchildren here while on vacation in Gloucester, thinking it would be a nice change from the seafood we all had been eating, We were so wrong. The food was just ok & very bland. It was not hot when we received it, only lukewarm & the beans had a film on them like they had been... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I think the title says it all -- pretty grossed out. Place was dirty and food bland. Nothing looked fresh and the rice was dry.

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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?