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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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4:30 pm - 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and wings

So it's not the most authentic Mexican food I've had. They do get 5 stars for service. The apricot glazed wings are amazing, soooo good. However, the rest of our meals were less than desirable. I've been here before about a year ago and the food was incredible so maybe they had a bad night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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boston, ma
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boston, ma
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

So it's not the most authentic Mexican food I've had. They do get 5 stars for service. The apricot glazed wings are amazing, soooo good. However, the rest of our meals were less than desirable. I've been here before about a year ago and the food was incredible so maybe they had a bad night in the kitchen. Who knows,... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Fantastic menu, great drinks the best Mexican food on the North Shore! Delicious!!!!The hardest part was looking for parking.....Atmosphere is fantastic also!

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Damariscotta, Maine
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

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

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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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