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Smiling Jack's

17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived on the off chance they could fit us in. Luckily they did. We arrived around 6pm on a Friday and it was quiet but got busier as we left. They have a good menu offering lots of options. We got a normal size...More

Thank Nat-Marie-26
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Smiling Jacks Have visited Stirling on two occasions and have been recommended Smiling Jacks on both weekends away. The first time the restaurant was closed for a private function and this Friday the kitchen was closed when we arrived at 08:30pm, although a quarter of...More

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is my fav place to eat not even actual mexicans grandmothers would not be on par to this. I always take tinder dates here even if the think am not as good looking as my filtered pics the epic taste of the nachos confuses...More

Thank Ross F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a group of 10+! The food was delicious - I had the pulled pork nachos and a side of fries! Everyone’s food looked (and tasted) delicious! The service was great and they were happy to tailor service to all of our needs,...More

Thank LyndsRey
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner with colleagues at the Smiling Jacks. We shared a couple of nachos amongst us with a few margaritas and few had some wine. The mains were pretty interesting as well. I had some pulled pork , which became quite a hit on...More

Thank ArjunNair
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Good food, good place too go - reasonably priced - well worth a visit would recommend - good atmosphere

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Gave it a go based on the good reviews and enjoyed a lot. Had the stuffed jalapenos to start which had the right mix of kick balanced well with the cream cheese. The chicken enchiladas for main were tasty too with juicy chicken only complaint...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Read good reviews on this place so was really keen to try it We had chicken enchiladas and chicken chimichanga both lacked flavour and were very bland Felt disappointed as not many mexican restaurants and with the good reviews thought we had found the ideal...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I visited smiling jacks for lunch with two friends. The atmosphere was relaxed and staff were attentive. We ordered from the lunch menu which is great value for money and the food is tasty. I had the pulled pork burrito and spiced chips, gorgeous! Will...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

It’s been years since I’ve visited Smiling Jacks. We used to visit at least 3-4 times a year. So I was a little apprehensive in returning. The decor hasn’t changed much and it had changed staff which I wholeheartedly expected. We ordered two sharing platters...More

Thank MacLadybug
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 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
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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 Tex-Mex 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 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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