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“Food was AWESOME!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jalapeno Inferno Bistro Mexicano

Jalapeno Inferno Bistro Mexicano
23587 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-3470 (North Scottsdale)
480-585-6442
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Ranked #167 of 963 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: North Scottsdale
Description: Jalapeno Inferno is a made from scratch mexican restaurant with a great atmosphere and a great value.
Escondido, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Food was AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went to Jalapeno Inferno, just a few minutes drive from the Sonoran Preserve, after a morning hike. The weather was so nice outside, we elected to sit on the patio. Since it was our first visit to Jalapeno Inferno, the waitress gave us a complimentary green corn tamale appetizer. I must admit, I don’t normally like tamales, but this one was amazing! It tasted like sweet corn bread bursting with flavor! My husband ordered the “Stacked” Enchiladas- Thick corn masa patties fried golden crunchy and “sandwiched” between shredded chicken, spicy Hatch chiles, and JI’s famous red enchiladas sauce; served with corn and black beans. My dad ordered a combo plate with one enchilada and a hard-shell taco. (All combo plates come with refried beans and rice and you can choose 2 or 3 items.) I also ordered a combo meal and chose a spinach enchilada (topped with toasted almonds) and a cheese enchilada. The spinach enchilada was DELICIOUS!! Everything was amazing! Good, flavorful food! The prices were comparative for what you got! I would strongly recommend this restaurant to others living or visiting the Scottsdale area.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food was enjoyable! Chilis Relleno was great! We enjoyed the margaritas (they're proud of them although we're wine and martini drinkers).

We enjoyed the food. The service was great at first but then waned. Not annoying but somehow puzzling.

Nonetheless recommend a try!

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A surprise close to home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We very much enjoyed our meal. Fresh homemade chips and salsa got us off to a good start. As newcomers we were brought a sweet green tamale as a welcome. It was very tasty. We all throughly enjoyed our meals. If we had a complaint at all it was that we were served too quickly and felt stufft with no time to breathe between courses. That said, it was the Chistmas holiday and there were office parties of 12 or more and they were slammed and trying to accommodate everyone. Holidays over, I think you would enjoy your meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great unique margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stopped with a large group. The food was wonderful. Drinks and service were great. We would definitely go back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The tequila lime shrimp tacos are killer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My boyfriend and I eat here frequently and absolutely adore this place! The lobster tacos and the tequila lime shrimp tacos are tops. The chips and salsa are delish, too,

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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