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Smiling Jack's

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17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small friendly restaurant with good choice and quality Mexican menu. Can be quite busy so book in advance.Conveniently situated close to town centre and railway station

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Thank Ayrman74
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch on Sunday with my husband and travelled from Motherwell so it really was a gamble. We were very pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious and large portions too. All homemade and very tasty. Restaurant was small but I would imagine it has a great atmosphere on weekend nights. Staff couldn't be nicer and even gave us tourist information!... More 

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Thank M7803AElindat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Mexican food. This place was excellent - no idea why I've never been before but I'm going back on Saturday! I had the combo fajitas - freshly cooked, tasty and cheap! Cheerful wee place with fast and friendly service.

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Thank Lesley_C_F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to book so that's a good sign the place is popular. And it lived up to expectation. Good service and prompt, hot food. We shared nachos and the had sizzling fajitas (chicken and vegetable) which were really well cooked with lots of flavour. Loads of chillies and jalapeños and good sized portions. Side Salad excellent too. Really worth... More 

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Thank Ian C
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked and went on a Sunday night. The restaurant is small and was still very busy, giving it a great atmosphere. Service is efficient and friendly, with knowledge of what is in the dishes. We had gone before without booking and were disappointed at not getting in, but now we know why it is so popular.... More 

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Stirling
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic wee lunch to celebrate 8 years married! Cocktails were lovely and good offers. The bbq chicken nachos were lovely, my husband enjoyed his burger and I had the pulled pork enchiladas which were delicious only criticism would be wee bit too much coriander for my taste but was still tasty! Excellent portions and great value for money! Would recommend... More 

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Thank zoebr2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here with friends on Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food for a good price! Staff were very attentive too.

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Thank Lisa W
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, fab food, excellent service, and nice atmosphere. I would recommend this place if you're in the mood for Tex-Mex in Stirling.

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Thank RobinNScotland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Lovely we site in Stirling came across it by chance - if you blink you would miss it - Mexican restaurant with a great menu and extremely reasonably priced for the size of portions - and food to die for.... Staff are very attentive no trouble at all.

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Thank Joanne123444
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Only mexican restaurant in Stirling - fantastic food and great service. Good value for money. Located in the heart of the town and on the level so easy access for people with mobllity issues. Good menu choice and great portion sizes. Good range of cocktails too. This small restaurant is a must - you must visit, you must eat and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 462809
Description
Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional and modern Steaks & Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce.

The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations.
Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals, and main dishes, with desserts from the blackboard changing daily.

With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!

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