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501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.671.3099
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Ranked #156 of 393 Restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food was plenty and colourful and the staff were friendly and efficient. We ordered the chicken fajitas and a pork dish (I forget the name). The corn fajitas were a bit oily but overall tasty. The other dish had so much pork that my husband couldn't eat it all! The black bean puree was too buttery. The guacamole was... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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233 reviews 233 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

How in the h--- does this restaurant survive, and not only survive, thrive enough to open a second location? I have lived in Bellingham for 12 years and am dumbfounded by that which passes for Mexican food here. Of the restaurants I've eaten at and would not return to, Jalapenos has to be the worst. Mexican food doesn't have to... More 

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West Vancouver, BC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We dropped by for a late lunch on Labor Day, having found a Mexican place that someone recommended to us highly to be closed. Most of my reviews are positive because I typically look at reviews before choosing a place to eat. Today was an exception. We drove by, saw lots of people sitting out on the deck over-looking the... More 

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Vancouver
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stopped at Jalapenos for lunch on a sunny afternoon and requested a seat on the upstairs patio. Service is friendly and efficient ... chips and salsa brought quickly. Portions are large and rather bland - my quesadilla had chicken and cheese ... nothing else included to spice it up. The Margaritas we each had were also so-so ... not much... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I did not see anything on the menu that was particularly exciting. I tried the Chicken Mole Verde enchiladas and was not particularly impressed. The rice was very bland and refried beans soupy. The Big Mama margarita was very tasty and not overly acidic. Having been to some good Mexican restaurants in Portland and Phoenix, this did not satisfy my... More 

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Tampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want to call this Mexican food forget it....it's not! If you want to call this Tex-Mex food forget it....it's not! To anyone reading this review please don't go to this place, especially the downtown Bellingham restaurant. The food is way overpriced and is awful! You can get better food from a frozen enchilada dinner. I eally don't know... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I love this restaurant. Do yourself a favor and get the big Mama. My favorite meal is the Carne Asada. Soo good. My wife and I like to do the Taco Sampler.

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Washington State
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ate here with my father, my son and his girlfriend. The atmosphere is about the same as most casual Mexican restaurants. Our meals came out piping hot and the portions were quite large. I had the carne asada and it was flavorful and tender. The flour tortillas were probably the highlight of the meal. They were thicker than what I... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whether I am coming in with my family, friends, colleauges, large groups or small, we always receive excellent service here. It is a great place to come and enjoy some good food and atmosphere.

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Lac La Hache, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It was our first time to Jalapenos - we joined friends there for dinner. The meals are massive - four could easily share one meal. But they are really very good. Excellent service as well!

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Additional Information about Jalapenos

Address: 501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360.671.3099
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian

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