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Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

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86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on a busy weekend and food is average. The local ambiance is good, and service is also very nice. Food however is quite average, a lot of sauce and the burritos and are a bit dry. I wouldn't probably repeat the visit.

Thank Javi A
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this restaurant is ideal, so we stopped in for dinner while we were shopping downtown. The waitress was very nice and chatty, though she was very loud, so everyone could hear what we were talking about. Weird. The chips and salsa in a Mexican place are my favorite part. These chips tasted like they went to the... More 

Thank Holly B
Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started dinner with a margarita for my wife. I couldn't decide between the Chocolate Stout and the Vanilla Porter, so our waitress said she ask the bartender if she could try mixing the two. All in all, it was not a bad combination. Next came the Cactus Tinga appetizer which is absolutely fantastic. Main course was Enchiladas for my wife... More 

Thank odie05408
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Really lively atmosphere, fantastic selection of Margaritas. Great friendly service. We didn't eat but what we saw go out looked good!

Thank Funnybee75
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip!! Great food, service and cocktails. The Margarita selection is diverse and delicious. Highly recommended!!

Thank Brian K
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

A Great Recommendation As newly arrived residents of the city we sought and received a recommendation for a great Mexican Restaurant. We were directed to Jalapeno’s. This proved to be a great find. Upon arriving we intended to check out the menu, order a margarita and come back at a later date. The night we arrived they were running a... More 

Thank Crawfordview
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

If it's Mexican, it's on the menu. Marguerittaville is event at the 3-room restaurant. Service is fast and very friendly. They have live entertainment several nights a week and Gloucester has many, many terrific musicians. Tues: recording artists night, - Sunday night duets. Good food and good music - It's a win, win.

Thank WingearsheekBeach
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Jalapeños has consistently offered the most delicious, authentic Mexican food in the area for many years. Chile Rellenos, Pollo (chicken) con Mole sauce, Tortills soup with fresh chopped avocado, Shrimp Cilantro, Cactus Salad ... This ain't no Taco Bell, and TexMex is not on the memo. Gloucester is a great small city and Jalapenos spices it up perfectly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places in the downtown area! The Mexican food here is so good! I have tried many things on the menu but the Gary's Dip is a must try in my eyes! I love it all from their soup, salads to main meals! You can't go wrong!!

Thank Lynne C
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Our family has eaten at Jalapeno's since it opened. The service is good and there is something for everyone on the menu. The portions are generous and the selection is large. While my family generally orders the entres I love the soups and salads- My favorite is the Tortilla Soup- It has chicken, tortilla strips, avocados, cheese and all in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-283-8228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?