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“Really good food in a family restaurant.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jalapeno Fresh Grill

Jalapeno Fresh Grill
1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
828-652-5154
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Ranked #3 of 57 Restaurants in Marion
Cuisines: Mexican
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Chardon, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Really good food in a family restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stopped on recommendation of Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. The decor was plain but the service was good and the food wonderful. Chef Ernesto has cooked for the rich and famous, including US presidents and foreign royalty. Everything is fresh and delicious. Mexican beers are available to compliment the experience. We'd go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I usually do not like Mexican food, my husband loves it. So after reading the reviews I decided it was worth trying Jalapeño Fresh. This is NOT the gloppy cheese covered stuff that makes me dislike Mexican. This is GOOD and fresh. I had the tilapia fajita and it was served sizzling hot and delicious. My husband got a shredded beef chimichanga and rated it the best he has had. The portions were large enough that we each ate half and took home half for tomorrow. We will be back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Conover, NC
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Mexican Food any where!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We first stopped at this restaurant on Mar 7th 2013 after reading the reviews and we found this to be the best Mexican food we have ever eaten. The plates have more than ample servings with the best salsa you will ever eat (not that out of the jar taste- it's fresh). We go to Marion every Thursday and we will be making this our stop every time we are in the area. Try it just once and you will be hooked. The service is also excellent!

  • Visited March 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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Marion, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“About the best Mexican resturant I have been to.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Fresh made and good selection. My favorites are chili rellenos and fish or shrimp tacos. Have not had a bad meal here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marion, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I can give this restaurant only superlatives in all areas. Every dish I have ever ordered has been outstanding. As a person who tries to eat fairly healthy, I really appreciate all of the fresh veggies used in the dishes. My only complaint is not really a complaint: The portions are so large that I can't eat them all. However, I have a fantastic lunch the next day!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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