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Howling Wolf Taqueria

76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
978-744-9653
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Ranked #20 of 213 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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 

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 

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Kirkland, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the more frequent places I visit in salem. Favorite Mexican around for sure, after red lulu shut down. The shrimp tacos and fish tacos are both great, however I have had much better guac.

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danvers
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A good place for beers and appetizers. As far as quality meals, it really wasn't very good and I think people go there for the "atmosphere' . I do like it therefor great service fun, clean, relaxing... but food is really mediocre. I did tell the waitress at Howling Wolf the meat was a little "freaky" got the tres amigos,... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food here is unbelievable the servers seem on top of there game the menu is choice it is also vary clean for such a busy place

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went here on Halloween for my friends 21st birthday. It was a perfect choice. The "Dire Wolf" drink is great and deadly. We had heavy drinkers who felt this drink, and it was the first one we ordered. The service was great and the food was even better. Loved it.

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Danvers
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just had dinner at Howling Wolf and it was fantastic again!!! Monday night in November and it was packed! Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and local beers on tap (which my husband appreciated)... The atmosphere was very lively and a little on the loud side, but we love it! The homemade chips and salsa are always good,... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best place I ate in Salem. I highly recommend the Howling Wolf. Its very cool atmopshere with a great friendly staff. No lines to wait. yest It is that well managed. Food is delicous not to hot not to spicey .. you can have it cooked or less or more spicey if you like. Great customer service. excellent staff... More 

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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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