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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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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, bad service

Food is excellent. Try the corn cakes. Very authentic and very tasty. Higher prices but worth the taste. Service...not so good. Had to beg for more drink and also the check. Place wasn't packed and I felt I was forgotten.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Amy R
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Marion, North Carolina
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Marion, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Food is excellent. Try the corn cakes. Very authentic and very tasty. Higher prices but worth the taste. Service...not so good. Had to beg for more drink and also the check. Place wasn't packed and I felt I was forgotten.

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Newland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I recently visited here ... Well a number of times. I wanted light fresh fair. The wonderful chef lightened up my chicken fajitas with salad instead of rice, black beans instead of refined! Corn tortillas instead of flour and veggies LIGHTLY sautéed in olive oil for fried! Grilled not fried chicken breast! FANTASTIC! He also brought out a container if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This Was Absolutely Fantastic Food That Was Nothing Short Of Amazing, With Friendly and Courteous Service. Come Ready To Do Some Serious Eating, This is No Small Meal😀

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great little authentic Mexican restaurant in a town that sorely needs good restaurants. I've eaten at a competing Mexican restaurant in Marion that didn't come close to my experience at Jalapeno. I was warmly greeted and service was excellent. The food involved fresh ingredients and was freshly prepared. I got the sizzling enchiladas on the waiter's recommendation... More 

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Butler, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We found review on trip adviser and it's Great! We even got desert coz everything is looks good and taste even better. We had supreme fajitas, Baja tacos , and chef recommend desert. WOW so tasty.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food here is awesome...the level of flavors is excellent and you can tell that a highly trained chef is preparing these meals...I have been every time I visit Marion which has been yearly since 2007...Great food and very friendly service.

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Central Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Family run, friendly and plenty of room. Beer. Chips served with warmed bean dip. Authentic salsa bar. Chef (father) created entrees. Fresh and plentiful ingredients. I ordered a lo-fat stone ground wheat chicken wrap with Mexican salad topped with black beans, mango salsa and raspberry vinaigrette. So hot, crispy and cold all at the same time. The wrap is stuffed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Amazing, this food blows away all other Tex Mex places, with super fresh veggies and perfectly cooked meats. It's obvious this is a chef cooking here.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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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