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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
Closed now
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very satisfying and tasty lunch was had here today. Very friendly and helpful service. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank easkyc
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had the tastiest burritos ever, on my last visit to this restaurant a few weeks ago! Its a very simple place, no fuss and what you see is what you get, which is great! The staff were friendly, attentive and as I said the food was tip top. Would recommend the burritos any day of the week, and... More 

Thank Iona C
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my mum for my birthday dinner and couldn't have asked for better service from Jackie, just the right amount of attentiveness and friendly we wanted for nothing, and the food was delicious as a lover of Mexican food this gets an overwhelming nod of approval. Can't recommend enough

1 Thank 11bubbles03
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Ayrman74
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank M7803AElindat
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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.

Thank Lesley_C_F
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 

Thank Ian C
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 

Thank janice6_fisher
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 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 

Thank zoebr2016
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

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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
$6 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, 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?