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Smiling Jack's

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17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Lisa W
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank RobinNScotland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Joanne123444
Stirling, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank rose r
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing and staff were absolutely delightful. Will definetly visit again next time im in Stirling.

Thank Sean P
Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A very cosy little place located in an ideal part of Stirling. Very helpful staff who are on-hand to answer any queries. Good selection of food to suit everyone's taste buds and ideal prices. Good size portions and very yummy too. Very great place to eat for those with allergies. The staff were very considerate and the chef very accommodating.... More 

Thank Nicole2294
Port de Pollenca, Spain
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My wife and I had a lovely meal here the other weekend. Food was excellant and the staff very friendly. Pricing was good, the only surprise is that it wasn't busier for a Saturday night

Thank golfnut62633
Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Delicious food. We were a party of 8 and all the meals not only looked amazing but tasted superb. Chef went to the trouble of making a cheese jalapeño steak sauce, best ever. Desserts were yum and they do the nicest latte. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. Definitely be back soon!

Thank t19lee
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great authentic tasty food and lots of it.... Friendly and attentive staff, best booking a table, well worth checking out! The only negative point would be the dessert menu great, but would be good to finish of with an authentic Mexican style dessert. Will be back when next in Stirling.

Thank Lanky_Lancs_Lad
Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

A bank holiday Monday lunch to cure a hangover. What a fantastic little restaurant Smiling Jacks is. Food was excellent, highly recommend the enchiladas and the pulled pork nachos. Portions were excellent. Cracking value for money as well especially the express menu. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. Highly recommend a visit to Smiling... More 

Thank Janek_Kanikula

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Mexican, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?