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Jalapeno Fresh Grill

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1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
+1 828-652-5154
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“corn cakes” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“chile relleno” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food and good service, it might take a little longer than some restaurants, but it is worth the wait!!

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in for a late dinner. I wasn't sure if it was due to the time of day, but the service was a bit slow and not too friendly. However, the food was excellent! It would have been better if we...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Friday evening. Place was 1/3 full. Service was a little lacking including my wife getting someone else’s dish. But the food was absolutely wonderful. They also have a nice salsa bar. Would go again.

Thank eahagler
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Service and staff preparing food all Mexican American which adds to the authentic experience. Quiet location, excellent food and service.

Thank charlesf930
Reviewed June 2, 2018

I have eaten here a couple of times and both times the food just tasted average, nothing spectacular, although the staff was real friendly.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We ended up here while camping at Lake James due to the constant rain. Marion food scene is below average and this place had great reviews so tried it out. It was a mixed bag. If your vegetarian, there is almost nothing on the menu...More

Thank JoeJoe420
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Forty-five minutes from Asheville and filled with diners who likely took off their Make America Great Again caps to enter a restaurant with no understanding of the irony, this Mexican gem is the real deal. It's a family-owned establishment, where the chef/father used to be...More

Thank ReviewerMaryland1
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I love dining at Jalapeno Fresh Grill! Chef Enrique creates beautifully delicious plates! I love his use of fresh ingredients, especially the plates that come with his fresh fruit salsa! The servings are incredibly generous and usually I have leftovers for the next day's lunch!

Thank Roxan W
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This was the second time we have eaten here, and it was sooooo good! Hubby got the huge burrito special and I got the plate of 3 Mexican tacos with1 beef,1 pork and1 chicken. These came with rice and beans w lettuce and guacamole on...More

Thank patricia a r
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I decided to check out Jalapeno tonight and had a very good experience. I was hungry as I worked through lunch today at a client site in the area. So, they immediately brought out some chips & bean dip and I tried some of the...More

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September 26, 2016|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
Don't know hours. We went bout 5pm. Not crowded then, but more people were coming in when we left. If you are in Marion NC, definitely good there! Best Mexican food I've had and very friendly people
September 4, 2015|
Response from Colaknitwit62 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you could find it on Yelp?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-5154
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