We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Howling Wolf Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
978-744-9653
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: New Mexican cuisine
Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 120 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy hour

Great margarita! Stopped in for happy hour after a day of tourism- would def recommend for other tourists looking for a quick drink and some queso!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Alyson C
,
Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Providence, Rhode Island
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great margarita! Stopped in for happy hour after a day of tourism- would def recommend for other tourists looking for a quick drink and some queso!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great food and drinks. Very noisy though, don't come if you are looking for a nice quiet and romantic spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's the kinda place you trade off a bit... avg. customer service combined with great tasting authentic Mexican food. Ask for your entree burrito extra hot temperature wise, not sure but not always piping hot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent food and the service is always good. Drinks are a little strong, which can be a good thing depending on what kind of mood you're in. It's pretty much always crowded here and can sometimes be pretty noisy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food was fresh and delicious. The waiters and waitresses were fun, funny, and right on top of refills and any other needs. They also were good for providing advice on where to go and what to see. The portions are more than generous. Prices are reasonable. Delicious tortilla chips and salsa! Loved their margaritas and they have a good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Massachusetts
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The local young hot spot for delicious Mexican, large beer selection and just enough TV's. Nice bar area, very quick food service. We go once a week and always enjoy, even if it is a little bit noisy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you enjoy Mexican food and a decent line up of beer choices look no further than the Howling Wolf. Our server was very courteous and immediately dropped off a bowl of fresh tortilla chips and medium spiced homemade salsa. I enjoyed the Slumbrew Pale Ale and my wife and I shared the Full Combo Fajita (steak, chicken and shrimp).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackstone, Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

One of my must-stop locations when I go to Salem for the day. Their Mexican food is delicious, the portions are huge (I can never finish a plate) and the drinks are good. The service has always been great for me, but the place can get crowded, especially in October. My favorite is the Good Wolf Burrito and the Chupacabra... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Reading, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We tried howling wolf for the first time after hearing great things. I will say the food is everything it is cracked up to be and more. Very fresh and delicious. The service is great, we loved our waiter, Chris. He was great and had wonderful suggestions for us for apps and entrees which I love. There margaritas were down... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kirkland, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Howling Wolf Taqueria was simply excellent. My wife and I were given 3 suggestions when asking our hotel concierge for a great Mexican restaurant in the Boston area. After a few minutes of internet research, we decided on HWT and are thrilled that we did. The restaurant was packed tight and LOUD when we arrived around 8pm on a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Howling Wolf Taqueria also viewed

 

Been to Howling Wolf Taqueria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-744-9653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

New Mexican cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Howling Wolf Taqueria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?