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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 78
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  • 1
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  • 4
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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
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Can't go wrong here. Shared dinner with a dozen people. Wait staff was helpful and entertaining. Food was fresh and plentiful. Most people took home left overs. Great find in this small town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Caldrid
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Old Fort, North Carolina
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Old Fort, North Carolina
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't go wrong here. Shared dinner with a dozen people. Wait staff was helpful and entertaining. Food was fresh and plentiful. Most people took home left overs. Great find in this small town.

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Thank Caldrid
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So I am a huge Mexican food fan. In 2015 I ate at Jalapeno's and MUST tell everyone how amazing their chili rellenos is.. Make sure you ask for extra of the pineapple salsa (or whatever it is) on top...mouth watering. I love their salsa buffet section as well. I recommend this as the best mexican food that I have... More 

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Thank Stephen R
Union Mills, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best Mexican Food we have had since moving here from San Diego. The food is outstanding and they give you plenty of it. If you want something special, they will make it up for you. The service is a little slow when it's crowded by it is so worth the wait. The owner's son /waiter,... More 

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Thank 1sttimevisit2015
Albertville, Alabama
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

In area and used TripAdvisor to find this great place. I travel a lot and I must say this was the best Mexican food I have ever eaten very friendly staff and reasonable price. Well worth driving out of your way to eat here.

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Thank travelinggranna
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Service was a bit slow and eccentric but friendly. Food was good but not amazing. I had the spinach enchiladas, which I would recommend and my husband had the Sizzling Taquitos, which he says were good but not great. All in all, a unique experience but probably one we won't be quick to repeat.

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Panama
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I had lunch at this hotel. The food was good Mexican style. And it was plenty or too much. I was stuffed, but I saw most people ask for a box to carry the rest out. I did not need to eat that night.

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Thank stanvia
Lenoir, North Carolina
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The food was very good, a wide range of flavors. I had a crispy beef taco with black beans, rice, and sweet corn cake, delicious! Husband had pork with mango/pineapple salsa which was also excellent. Ate lunch there and wasn't hungry for dinner. It took a while for the food to come out, but that's because it is all cooked... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Playa Coronado, Panama
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stopped for lunch, huge selection from the lunch menu, fresh chips offered and varied selection of salsas. Large pork buritto with rice, salad and refried beans was $5.99, endless soft drink was $1.55. Definately worth the stopsince I had no need for dinner that night.

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Thank Stantiva
Nebo, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Have ate here many times. I love the food. The food quality and the portions are what set it apart. The food is very good and hot and fresh. That is probably why it seems to take a longer than usual time upon ordering until it is brought to you. My wife and I don't really care for the Mexican... More 

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Thank Charlie L
Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Marion, NC has 5 Mexican Restaurants that we counted. This one is the best! Most authentic food we have found on the East Coast. Portions are huge. You will not leave hungry. Owner and son are the friendliest people you will ever find. Food is excellent!

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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 Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 828-652-5154

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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