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Howling Wolf Taqueria

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76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
978-744-9653
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery
Description: New Mexican cuisine

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Fried Avocado Tacos or Bust!

Fabulous Mexican food. The nachos were awesome and whoever thought to deep fry an avocado to make a taco is a genius! The salsa was delicious too. A must visit and very reasonable priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Suzanne U
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Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fabulous Mexican food. The nachos were awesome and whoever thought to deep fry an avocado to make a taco is a genius! The salsa was delicious too. A must visit and very reasonable priced.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to try out Howling Wolf at about 2:30 and we were able to get a table. We were actually heading out to a family dinner but we had heard about the restaurant and wanted to try it out. We were very happy that we did! They start you off with chips and salsa, which were very good.... More 

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North Adams Massachusetts
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went last Saturday night! It was packed and there was a wait which in my eye is not a bad thing! 15 minutes later we had a seat! The food is by far the best Mexican food I've ever had and the portions are huge prices VERY reasonable for how much food you get and how great it is! Loud,... More 

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NJ
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Drinks and eats A+. We had the sangria and enjoyed it. Well done. The mexican food was authentic and delicious. Portions were huge. We were all really full on the way out--too full--actually. But, in much better spirits than the many, many, others waiting to get in.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had limeade and shrimp tacos while we discussed the history of witchcraft accusations. It was delicious and the portions were large. We loved the fried avocado appetizer.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent food and very accomodating for vegans had some cleanliness issues around cleaning tables off properly but overall was an excellent restaurant. The manager dealt with the issues. Service was great

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Peterborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the Vegan Taco Burritos and Quesadillas! The guacamole and salsa options were also delicious and we appreciated the complimentary fresh corn chips and salsa! They even brought a milder, fresh salsa mix for one member of our group who could not eat the spicier salsa. The restaurant was very busy on Friday when we... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were stuck staying in Wakefield for a conference, so we took an Uber to Salem. That itself was highly worth it! We stumbled upon the Howling Wolf while walking around Salem. We had a good feeling based on the number of people waiting. The wait staff said it would be a 35 minute wait; however, it was probably only... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went to Howling Wolf last Summer with a group of girlfriends during dinner hour. The place is always packed, noisy, but fun, bright and great freshly made Mexican food and margaritas, good beer selection. I would try it at lunchtime if I go again. I'm anxious to take my hubby who loves Mexican food.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great guacamole and chips to start, fresh and tasty fish tacos and unique cocktails. Great atmosphere! Service was very good even though it was a busy night.

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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

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