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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
Most recent review
Looks routine. It's not! There is depth to the menu

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Oak Ridge, TN
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96 reviews 96 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 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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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Baton, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We drive 40 minutes just to eat at this restaurant!! Have eaten here for many years and have never been disappointed. Owner's son is a real asset to the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Although Google maps has this restaurant in a different location, we made a special effort to find it. It was worth it. Our appetizer was the size of an entrée. It was scrumptious. The food was very fresh. It was beautiful on the plate. Our service was excellent. I will go out of my way to eat at this restaurant... 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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