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“nice standby” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant
1030 South Broadway Suite 1050, Lexington, KY 40504-2681
859 281 5171
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Ranked #46 of 772 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
Lexington, KY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“nice standby”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

i think it's a lil pricey for the food, but it's always good. the service and the atmosphere are great too. probably the best Margaritas in town.

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  • English first
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English first
Lexington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“One of the best in Lexington”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We are frequent visitors of Jalapeno's to both locations but we usually visit the New Circle location. Even though the parking lot may be full there is hardly ever a wait. The margaritas are strong and well made. Their queso is delicious and disappears quickly. The beans are fresh and good. We have our standard order (in fact I just say "my regular" and they know exactly what I want). Eight times out of ten I get the Tex Mex burrito. It's very filling, fresh and never disappoints. My fiance always gets the tacos al carbon or fajita tacos. Both are very good as well.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tex-Mex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Lexington's version of every other tex-mex place in every other city.

Visited December 2011
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Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Gem- good food and great margaritas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We have been Jalapenos fans for years. We like the New Circle Road location for the authentic atmosphere. The Jalapenos margaritas are simply the best. We do the designated driver routine when we eat here. You don't want to drive after even one ot their margaritas.
Venture away from the standards and try some of the unique dishes on the menu. The shrimp Chilangos, the pork dishes and the chicken fajitas are wonderful. The chips are warm and crisp and the salsa iis tasty.
Service is very fast. More often than not, the tvs are tuned to a sporting event- usually a soccer gams. Prices are reasonable and we usually end up with a to go box full of food.
Overall, a good choice for a quick, tasty meal.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, ME
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ignore the name - this is authentic and great Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

The food was excellent, the prices were fair, the service was fast and friendly.

My sister and I were visiting Lexington under not very fun circumstances, and at the end of the day, we asked the front desk person where we could find a good margarita. He suggested Jalapeno's, and we were a little skeptical given the name. These guys know Mexican food - everything down to the rice and beans was flavorful, and clearly not out of can. I wish I had more time to try more menu options - but the guacamole, salsa, fajitas for two with chicken and pork and hornitos margaritas were everything I hope for when ordering those items. Then, when we got the check, we were blown away by the price - much lower than we are used to spending on that much food and drink. If I find myself back in the area, I will go back.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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