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Jalapenos

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Mexican, Vegetarian
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501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.671.3099
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly service

The bacon-wrapped shrimp was delicious, but what stood out for me was the excellent service our waiter gave us: Very enthusiastic, friendly and prompt. So, not only tasty Mexican food, but great service made our visit memorable. Easily recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
TomL911
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Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The bacon-wrapped shrimp was delicious, but what stood out for me was the excellent service our waiter gave us: Very enthusiastic, friendly and prompt. So, not only tasty Mexican food, but great service made our visit memorable. Easily recommend.

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Bellingham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Jalapenos is a popular local restaurant chain. They now have three locations, a food truck, and offer catering. Over the years, I've watched their portion size go down (something I've never said about any Mexican food restaurant ever), and their prices go up. As they've standardized their menu across their establishments, they've lost whatever creativity they had. The only reason... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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275 reviews 275 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360.671.3099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?