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Jalapeno Fresh Grill

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Mexican
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1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
828-652-5154
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, lacks in ambience and margaritas

We were in the NC mountains and saw this place on Trip Advisor, were not too far away, so decided to give it a try. Very courteous staff, clean environment but lacking in decor and ambience...if they would just dim the lighting a bit...huge difference that would make! Sorry to learn they don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This food is not that great. Out of the four current Mexican restaurants in Marion, this is the worst. I would rather buy a bean burrito out of the grocer's freezer than eat here. But to each his own.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were in the NC mountains and saw this place on Trip Advisor, were not too far away, so decided to give it a try. Very courteous staff, clean environment but lacking in decor and ambience...if they would just dim the lighting a bit...huge difference that would make! Sorry to learn they don't serve margaritas....we also opt for one when... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were welcomed by the friendliest guy! He was quite witty and very helpful in offering his suggestions. We are not that adventurous when it comes to Mexican food, so we ordered taco salads. The thing about this place is the feel....it is like the TV show "Cheers". The staff seems to know everyone! A great place in a little... More 

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Nebulis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wow, One of the best Tex-Mex restaurants . Who would think that you would find a great Mexican restaurant in the hills of North Carolina.

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to eat at the Jalepeno while visiting from out of town due to the reviews from Trip Advisor. Easy to find, the outside is not very impressive. The indoor decor is a little tacky but if you can get past that, the food and service were wonderful. We had a very friendly waiter who checked and joked with... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Special fahitas were served hot and fresh. Our service made us feel like special customers. We will return when we are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Really great welcome and wonderful food! We ate wwaaayyyy to much but everything was so good! Highly recommend

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant serves some of the best Mexican food in the Carolinas. Whenever we are in Marion, this is the restaurant everyone wants to go to. We have been here with large groups and small groups. The service and the food have never disappointed. The food is delicious. The portions are so generous that most of us had some to... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant continues to blow us away ~ we only pass through Marion once a year, and this is one of our annual treats. Just seems to get better and better every time we visit. The food, the atmosphere, and the service was excellent... can't wait until next May! If you enjoy Mexican food ~ this is an absolute must.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I took 16 people to Jalapeno's. Ishmael was the best. He was fast and efficient. The food was excellent as I expected. Everyone said that they loved the food and thought the service was fabulous! So I guess this lunch was a success! Thank you Ishmael for making it a wonderful experience! We'll be back!!

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Address: 1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
Phone Number: 828-652-5154
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Marion
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 828-652-5154

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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