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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 #155 of 392 Restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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, Canada
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“will definitely be back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Jalapeno's which has 3 locations in the Bellingham area is owned and operated by a Mexican family. At the Holly St location Louisa and Jose are most accommodating, pleasant and friendly to talk with. We make the trip about every 3 - 4 months from Vancouver, BC specially to see them. During happy hour everyday you can find $1.00 tacos and $4.00 Margaritas. The chips are always fresh and crisp and the salsa (the best we've had in a long time) is homemade comes gratis with a meal (you can even have seconds). We enjoy the Chiles Rellenos, tacos and burritos, there is always more than we can finish. Lots of free parking available.

  • Visited May 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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richmond
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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