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Howling Wolf Taqueria

76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
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Ranked #23 of 215 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: New Mexican cuisine
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place is it! We are here for dinner one night and lunch the next day. The service was fantastic I wish I had gotten our servers names each time because they were truly great. Both had amazing recommendations and each of us got something different. My chicken chimichanga was some of the best Mexican food I've ever tasted. The... More

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Dover, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After a night tour my boyfriend and I were starving and looking for a place to eat. We tried a local bar/restaurant and after 20 minutes of waiting no one came to serve us even though they could see we hadn't been served. So we walked around and came across The Howling Wolf. The guacamole was super delicious. We tried... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Anytime I visit Salem, this is my go-to restaurant. The wait is always super long, but it's worth the visit. Absolutely amazing food.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is one of my go-to restaurants in Salem, because food and drinks are always great, no matter what you get, and the staff is awesome! They have a huge selection of margaritas, so you're bound to find at least one you love! They have great burritos (I recommend the one called The Howling Wolf), and you can get them... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just had a fabulous meal here great food good service. Had Mexicanso in a few places around the world and thus place take some beating. Very busy for a Monday night which shows others think the same would and have recommended to others already

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Friendly and quick service, very tasty Mexican food of very high quality, and generous portions, nice choice of beers, all for a reasonable price. A must for any visitor to Salem! Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've been enjoying this place for many years...great, reasonable food. However, certain "regulars" are treated with kid gloves regardless of their behavior. In addition, management has not shown equity between customer and employee. There also seems to be a lack of concern that a number of previous customers no longer frequent the establishment. The food is great, as are some... More

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very nice taqueria with an unusual selection of margaritas and veggie options (the fried plantains were a nice surprise)! In contrast to several other reviews, we had very friendly and attentive service even though it was already fairly crowded at 5:30 pm. We'll definitely visit again!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went on a Tuesday, which is $2 taco night. Understandably, it was packed, even though it was only 5:30. We got a table pretty quickly. Our 8 year old was happy with the kids menu because it had quesadillas in addition to the usual kiddie fare. We shared bacon wrapped shrimp and fried cheese cubes as appetizers. The shrimp... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love this place great atmosphere and the food is great but you have get there early to get a seat. But the good thing about it is you can get the food to go which is a nice touch when you can't sit down but you want some great Mexican food.

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Additional Information about Howling Wolf Taqueria

Address: 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
Phone Number: 978-744-9653
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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