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Jalapeno's

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Mexican, Spanish
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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-266-7580
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 276
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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
What can I say to get you to eat here

Don't be off put by the fact that Jalapeno's is nestled among a dollar store, a tour-bus eatery, and a proselytizing book store, and a Home Despot, it's one of the best places to eat in Annapolis. The food and service are excellent, and if you're lucky enough to meet the primary owner during one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Annapollis, MD
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Annapollis, MD
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't be off put by the fact that Jalapeno's is nestled among a dollar store, a tour-bus eatery, and a proselytizing book store, and a Home Despot, it's one of the best places to eat in Annapolis. The food and service are excellent, and if you're lucky enough to meet the primary owner during one of his now infrequent visits,... More 

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Lutherville,md
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Saturday night with 5 cid:BAE4238C-B5F0-42AC-96C3-D56F54E73254other couples. Thee had a very nice private room in the back which we were seated at, The wait staff were very helpful and rush us. We started with of margaritas. Appetizers of nachos, mussels chile con quest, tender calamari. Lots of salads for the second course but I had the Mexican... More 

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annapolis, md
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280 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love coming here and we were excited to see that they had revamped their menu. We always eat in the dining area, but a table opened up in the lounge and happy hour was still in play so we decided to eat there. Luckily, several of the offerings we were anticipating ordering were part of the discounted menu.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jalapeños is a great place to enjoy excellent Spaniar and Mexican tapas... and formal food. We just came back from an early / late happy hour and I can’t believe how much I enjoyed their food. First of all... Menu is extensive.... Hard to imagine or describe many of the tapas... (Tapas=small dishes :-) ) We just had: Warm spinach... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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149 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been visiting this place for years, even before they expanded and more than doubled in size, and it's consistently excellent. Until a couple of years ago the emphasis was on Spanish cuisine, but recently they've moved more toward Mexican dishes which is a shame because there are lots of good Mexican restaurants in the area but none that focus... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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947 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I ate dinner here one evening whilst I was visiting Annapolis and had a great experience. "Jalapeno's" is located in the Forest Plaza Shopping Centre that sits just behind the large Annapolis Towne Centre Mall complex off Forest Drive. From the outside this restaurant does not look like much but when you get inside the décor and ambience is opulent... More 

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Thank Roberts69
MD
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants! If you go early for Happy Hour, it is a super bargain! But get there close to the start time or there won't be room in the bar! Love Love Love their Sangria! Favorites on Tapas menu include garlic shrimp, portabella mushroom (sauce is incredible with bead), steak. You really can't go wrong!... More 

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Thank beachbums87
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Been wanting to try this place for awhile but always end up somewhere else. But decided to finally try it out the other nite and glad we did. We had chips and guacamole to start whispered was just OK but very fresh. Then we had 2 other tapas items that were amazing a mushroom one and a beef and potato... More 

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Thank justin s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We ate many dishes here including the chorizo tapas and the sangria is perfection We come from California where the food has a great Mexican influence, and they is not really found here in Maryland. It's too Americanized here. So dining at jalapeños really surprised us We can't wait to go back and try more dishes!

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Thank M.e. P
Tennessee
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Nice upscale Mexican restaurant located in shopping center west Annapolis. My wife and I went there for lunch. Good menu and not typical items and did not appear to be of the frozen variety. My wife had a seafood Paella with chicken and chorizo. It was very good. I had a quesadilla with jalapenos and chorizo. Likewise very good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-266-7580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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