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El Jalapeno

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501 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam, WA
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: 360-532-0609

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
2 thumbs up!

Looking for a quick lunch, I did a quick Trip Advisor search and came up with El Jalapeño. Thanks once again, Trip Advisor!!! The carnitas are crispy and tasty, with the addition of fried onions in the mix! Yum! Also like the fried Serrano chile on the side....Spicy!!! Authentic, quick Latino... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a quick lunch, I did a quick Trip Advisor search and came up with El Jalapeño. Thanks once again, Trip Advisor!!! The carnitas are crispy and tasty, with the addition of fried onions in the mix! Yum! Also like the fried Serrano chile on the side....Spicy!!! Authentic, quick Latino food in Hoquiam! Who would have thought!!!!

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St. George, Utah
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142 reviews 142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

The reviews brought us here. Not much from the outside nor inside but the food and value make this dining experience a winner. From the chips, salsa and enchiladas to service all two thumbs up. This is as close to authentic mexican food as I have found this side of the border. Me and the Mrs will be coming back... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This little place is absolute perfection in authentic Mexican tacos. I have several favorite places around my hometown and this place topped them all! I choose pollo (chicken), pastor (pork), and barbacoa (bbq) tacos, while my byf went for the carnita tacos. The meat was fresh, flavorful, seasoned well, and juicy. There is amazing sauces to top them and the... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Looking for dinner on our way home from a backpacking trip, we stopped at El Jalapeño. Tortillas made in-house rock and there are pickled veggies instead of chips. Great, authentic flavors. My wife, who grew up in California and lived for a time in Mexico, thought it was excellent. Never mind the lack of ambience. It's a basic, clean and... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The mister and I stopped after a trip to Ocean Shores. It had good reviews, so thought we'd give it a try. We love all types of Mexican food. It was easy to find. The restaurant itself was clean, but very dumpy. It could really use a makeover or at least a bright new paint job. Anyway, the food was... More 

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Great fresh food. Locally owned. Recommend to everyone looking for a wonderful meal. Very personable staff.

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Montesano, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This place is really a gem. What a surprise to find very good Mexican food in this small Hoquiam restaurant. Best fish tacos we've had in years and the sopes are divine. The tamales taste like my mother made them. The food is beautifully and carefully prepared and the staff is helpful. Great prices for extraordinary food!

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Ocean Shores, WA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is a small, unobtrusive quiet restaurant. The food is great, prices reasonable. Have eaten there 2 times and can't wait to go back. Next order will be for Tortas. Their sauces are wonderful and they have some pickled side dishes. The official name of the restaurant is Taquieria El Jalapeno. The couple that run the restaurant are very friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Hoquiam

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

360-532-0609
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?