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Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
978-283-8228
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Ranked #39 of 127 Restaurants in Gloucester
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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1 review
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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27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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 via mobile

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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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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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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our party of four arrived at 5:30 on a weekday. The restaurant was quiet & we were promptly seated at a large table. I was very impressed with the extensive choices for margaritas! The steak tip dinner was well presented and tasty. As it was delivered with rice & beans, I remembered the menu stated it comes with diners choice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We always eat at Jalapenos when we come to the Rockport/Gloucester area. They serve freshly made salsa with your chips. Along with typical Mexican fare, there are many seafood-based dishes. And they have a large margarita menu!

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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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