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Howling Wolf Taqueria

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Mexican
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: New Mexican cuisine

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Good Tex-Mex for the Northeast

Ate here with some friends on a Friday evening. The wait was about 45 minutes for a table. Service was not great as we had to ask twice for a few things. The food was really good though and worth a visit. Excellent value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Chad W
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Christiansted, St. Croix
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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boston
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Waitstaff friendly. I was not overly impressed with the food, although everything was fresh and the taste of everything was good- the tortillas on the tacos- both corn and flour were raw! They should of been grilled before they were topped and served! We ordered the fried avocado for an appetizer, it was good, but oil may have been dirty... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went for dinner and had wonderful burritos and would love to try the rest of the menu. We had prompt, courteous service and look forward to returning soon.

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Long Island, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Really good place to eat. We walked in here one saturday in the end of November around 2pm and there was a 45 minute wait for a table. We ended up sitting at the bar instead which was great. Bartender was nice, speedy and made our margaritas soooo strong. We shared two apps and had a total of 3 drinks.... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Prior to moving back to the North Shore we lived in the Southwest and often crave good Mexican or Tex-Mex but rarely find it. This is the best so far. Since it was our first time we asked our server for suggestions. Although I wasn't eyeing the Howling Wolf Burrito I decided to go with the recommendation. Wonderful choice for... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ate here with some friends on a Friday evening. The wait was about 45 minutes for a table. Service was not great as we had to ask twice for a few things. The food was really good though and worth a visit. Excellent value.

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Indiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was very busy on a Monday night. I think it had a lot to do with the size as it only has about ten tables and just a few seats at the bar. We had a small wait (10 minutes) and the hostess was friendly enough. When we got seated the waitress was friendly if not too attentive.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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!

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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.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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.

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Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
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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.

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?