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Jalapeno Fresh Grill

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1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
828-652-5154
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome service and food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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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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Marion, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is authentic Mexican food and is presented beautifully each time. If you want to try something that isn't on the menu, just ask! Owned, operated and presented by the same family for years.

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Oak Ridge, TN
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96 reviews 96 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The menu caters to the most basic tastes up to a five star palate. Just passing through on I40 and needed lunch. We have found a place that will become a routine stop and it will take years to try the menu options. My husband had Pollo Con Crema (chicken breast topped with jalapeño sour cream sauce over a bed... More 

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Marion, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have lived in several different states in the US, including Texas, and visited Mexico on many occasions, and Jalapeno Grill is my favorite Mexican restaurant ever! The food is fresh, beautifully presented and delicious! My children live away, and their first request when they visit is always, "Let's go to Jalapeno's!" The proprietor and chef, Ernesto, takes great pride... More 

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Loudon, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

When I am in Marion, I always make a visit to Jalapeno's. It is the absolute best Mexican restaurant in the US! The freshness of the ingredients is absolutely unmatched along with the service. Outstanding! And it is at every visit I make -- absolutely the best around!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We drove through this little town early on a Sunday looking for a homemade meal and maybe something different. We stopped here because it looked open and had good reviews. It was great! We went for the buffet, which was $9.99 all you can eat. It had well prepared mexican flavored steak, chicken and fish, as well as all the... More 

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Marion, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My children and I eat here regularly. This is seriously one of the best Mexican restaurants.... anywhere. Even my sister and brother-in-law, who have lived from one end of the country to the other, say that this is one of the best they have tried, including several in the west/southwest. The food here is always spot-on and fresh. There is... More 

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NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have to say I had the absolute best meal of my life. The chimichanga is the biggest one you'll ever eat, (and was only $8.99) has the flavor of homecooked food, and is all wrapped up and tied with a bow. Hands down, best meal ever. All the reviews mention the owner's son and I can see why. His... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My favorite restaurant in my hometown. The chef is amazing and every plate that comes from the kitchen is a work of art.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After reading the reviews we went to the restaurant yesterday but picked the only day they're closed (Tuesday). So we checked their hours and decided to come back today. Arrived at 4:25 to a hand-written sign on the door that read "we will reopen at 5 p.m." The third time won't be the charm because we won't try again. Went... 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

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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