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Howling Wolf Taqueria

76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
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Ranked #31 of 215 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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80% Recommend
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have tried them all. Atmosphere is not much but the food is the best. The howling wolf burrito is is fully spiced without being harshly flavored. This is deepened with crisp bacon inside. Lovely

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Salem, Massachusetts
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197 reviews 197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As a local, I can tell you this, Howling Wolf serves good fresh Mexican food at great prices. Sometimes there's live music, and frequently, it's busy and loud. Service can vary enormously depending on how busy the place is, but you won't be disappointed in the food. On our latest visit—six of us—we had a veg burrito, a pollo con... More

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I didn't know where we wanted to eat one night while in Salem. After talking to multiple locals from different establishments we tried Howling Wolf as 9 out of 10 recommended this place...I can't wait to come back!!! Wait was long, but worth it...so good! Our waiter made the experience even greater, he could recommend dishes based... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It had been several years since my last visit to Howling Wolf, when I was SO very dissappointed with the food that I thought wild horses couldn't drag me back in. So, recenly I thought, no the food could not have been as dreary as I recalled and since I was jonesing for Mexican I thought I'd give it another... More

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Hopkinton, Ma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped here while visiting Salem and we were so glad we did. Restaurant decor was fun and bathrooms were clean. Staff greeted us upon entering and our waiter was awesome. So polite. He knew everything about the menu. Another server brought over a sample of the taco meat for our 10 yo to try. Overheard our concern about spiciness and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Howling Wolf is the perfect place to go for margaritas and and delicious Mexican food. The nachos are the best I've ever had - so much cheese all over and queso inside of the nachos to ensure that you don't get cheese-less chips. The menu also has a wide assortment of appetizers, burritos, tacos, etc. The fish tacos are excellent,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the specialty tacos (el pastor and fried avocado). Loved being able to order only 1 taco so we could try a variety. No mushy refried beans and dry rice here. Excellent service and a great house margarita.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The kids and I have been here a few times we enjoy the food and the atmosphere there is sometimes a long wait I have waited at least 45 minutes but the service is fast and good. we are able to split plates. It does sometimes get kinda loud especially on the weekends but what can you expect when you... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. A friend and I went on a month long trip around American and Canada (visiting from the UK) and this was one of the first food places we stopped at after reading good reviews online. Needless to say, the reviews didn't lie and this place set a very high benchmark for all the other... More

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I am a repeat customer - I have to stop here every time I am in Salem to get the Good Wolf Burrito. Its gigantic, absolutely delicious and goes perfectly with their Chupacabra cocktail. Usually crowded and there may be a wait, but its worth it.

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