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“Happy Server / Happy Customer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jalapenos

Jalapenos
501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.671.3099
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Ranked #107 of 384 restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bellingham, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Happy Server / Happy Customer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a happy and helpful waitress Andrea was. I asked her
what the Puffy Taco Chicken was on the lunch menu and after her
description, gave it a try. I see why it's one of her favorites, as I enjoyed
every bite, especially the Guacamole that comes with it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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richmond
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“yummy food and great attitude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Made late evening trip to Jalapenos; great combo meals and very friendly staff. Ready to supply salsa and hot sauce. Will definitely come back and try the patio!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bow, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food with a view of the bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have been here many times and always enjoy the food - great salsas and tasty, powerful margaritas! On our most recent visit, we ordered the Biggest Bellingham Burrito which is supposed to be enough to feed four people! It could! Though this was polished off by the two guys at the table:). Service can be slow if they are busy, but they replenish the chips and salsa freely. Everything we have ordered here is authentic Mexican. Beware if the Big Mama margaritas - very good, but if you have more than one, I recommend a designated driver !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A family member is visiting from a part of the world that doesn't have Mexican food, so while she's in town, we're making sure she has plenty of chances to indulge. I loved my Enchiladas Suizas--the tomatillo sauce provides a fresh contrast to a normally very heavy dish. My husband's Chile Colorado was much less amazing--skinny, tough strips of meat, and a sauce that was gritty with too much chili powder. But the service was prompt, the margaritas were plentiful, and the sunny outdoor seating near the water was a perfect end to a Saturday.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, BC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Decent Mexican With a Fantastic Setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel staff and were not disappointed. Even though it was Independence Day evening and the place was hopping we got a table right away and even had a killer view of the water. The placed seems to be a known for it's huge Margaritas and I ordered one for my wife as a lark (she loves Margaritas) we ordered the Pappa size, not cheap at $12.00! Sure enough it was massive but it wasn't that great a Margarita and was pretty weak. I had a decent Purco Al Horno (pork shanks) and my wife and kids enjoyed their enchiladas. Frankly I would probably only give the restaurant a 3 for food and drink considering the cost (it's reasonable but on a little pricier than what we're used to for this kind of Mexican) but the setting is amazing! There is a large patio overlooking the ocean and they even had live music and Jalapeno mascot making the rounds! Service was fast & efficient as well.

Visited July 2013
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