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“Mucho delicious!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant
86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
978-283-8228
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Ranked #39 of 127 Restaurants in Gloucester
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Mucho delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our party of four arrived at 5:30 on a weekday. The restaurant was quiet & we were promptly seated at a large table.

I was very impressed with the extensive choices for margaritas!

The steak tip dinner was well presented and tasty. As it was delivered with rice & beans, I remembered the menu stated it comes with diners choice of 2 sides. I was not prompted by our server to make choices & would have opted for veggies instead of beans.

Other diners in our party enjoyed their meals and I look forward to dining here again in the future.

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lots of margarita options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We always eat at Jalapenos when we come to the Rockport/Gloucester area. They serve freshly made salsa with your chips. Along with typical Mexican fare, there are many seafood-based dishes. And they have a large margarita menu!

Visited July 2014
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Decent Mexican food on the North Shore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We are always excited to find decent mexican food on the east coast. Coming from California we have high standards for mexican food, which most places fail to live up to. Jalapeno's has very good margaritas and good enchiladas (I had chicken). Portions are big when you include sides so come hungry!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Ann, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Bet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Gracious and informal hosts and service. Large selection of outstanding margaritas. Excellent food. Extensive menu. Good selection of seating areas. This is not a TexMex or ersatz Mexican place. Parking can be and usually is a challenge.
Is extremely noisy, especially on weekends. Best to avoid the large dining area at those times or go really early.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome chili rellenos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

As an expatriated Californian, I am underwhelmed by Mexican food in New England. Alas, Jalepenos!!! This is some really good stuff. My favorite, chili rellenos, are particularly hard to recreate from California or New Mexico. These did the trick. Roasted poblanos, tasty batter, spicy!! Guacamole was good too and we also had some tasty sirloin fajitas. I'll be back.



Visited January 2014
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