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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Aiken, South Carolina
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to lunch with my sister-in-law, who is from Spain. This is one of her favorite restaurants. Was a little skeptical about menu and seemed to be a lot of "Mexican" food listed. I ordered a beef sandwich and my sister-in-law the fritatta. They both were very delish! Homemade potato chips were greasy and tasteless, but, otherwise, a great lunch.

Thank Din L
Halethorpe, Maryland
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice mix of Spanish and Mexican food. The service was very good, great food and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Debbie B
Crofton, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Annapolis offers the diner lots of choices and some of the newer ethnic restaurants are good on their way to great. One place that is already there is Jalapeno's. It has the absolutely best higher end choices for Spanish dishes. Their Paella is fabulous and that is only one entrée. There are many to choose from and you can't go... More 

Thank George P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had good reviews so we gave it a try. Not so good, just ok, actually tasteless! The chips and salsa were bland. The margaritas were weak. Our waiter was running around and seemed to be the bartender as well. We had to find him when we needed something.

Thank Laura A
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even have words for how good it was. The people were just so nice! I couldn't have a better time. Usually restaurants in shopping centers AREN'T that great, but this was the opposite. On the kids menu they have a pollo con arroz which my daughter ordered. It was the BEST meal I have ever had! If you... More 

Thank Timothy M
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the recommendation of TA reviews. It did not disappoint. I had the Taco Oaxaca and it was phenomenal. The serving was huge! My husband had the tacos de carnitas and loved them. My oldest son shared his beef quesadilla with the younger two. The atmosphere and service are fantastic. It is peaceful and lovely. The service is... More 

Thank GretaPiggy
Owings, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This place took my husband and I back to when we visited several islands. The food seemed to be a bit more on the Cuban side, which was great for us. The Pico was the freshest I've had in the longest time. And my husband's lunch was so amazing He ordered another dish to go. He had the Masita Cubana,... More 

Thank lwillis128
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This our favorite in Annapolis. Never disappointed. Great host. Excellent food, especially the tapas and Spanish dishes.

Thank Jerry F
Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a private room dinner with our nephew and family for graduation. They have a room in the back (seats 12-15), so we had a nice private arrangement. Excellent Food. We tried several items, Guacamole, Fried Calamari, Grilled Calamris, stuffed jalapenos, cheese dip, quesadilla's , lamb, artichoke hearts, duck, etc etc. Nearly everything was very good. Service was very... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Nice inside. From outside/strip mall, you wouldn't think much of it. Gonzales the owner is always there to great you with a smile. Food is excellent and authentic.

Thank albertthedentist

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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
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-266-7580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?