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Howling Wolf Taqueria

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Mexican
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76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
978-744-9653
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Description: New Mexican cuisine

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Food

Arrived at 5:00 and was told it would be a 1/2 hour wait. Decided to have a drink at the bar and ordered a Modelo Especial. Had lots of fun chatting with others seated at the bar. The bartenders were helpful and friendly. True to the hostess's word we were seated promptly at 5:30. Be sure to keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ljgeary
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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
via mobile
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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at 5:00 and was told it would be a 1/2 hour wait. Decided to have a drink at the bar and ordered a Modelo Especial. Had lots of fun chatting with others seated at the bar. The bartenders were helpful and friendly. True to the hostess's word we were seated promptly at 5:30. Be sure to keep an eye... More 

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Thank ljgeary
Salem, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the worst experience Ever ! I order food for delivery at 5:55 Still waiting for food at 7:04! If I didn't call I would still be awaiting for my food ! I spoke with "Joe" the manager. He said he would send it back Out. I would still have to wait another 20-25 mins for a delivery!!! REALLY????????... More 

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Thank LynnDonovan
Bellingham, Washington
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Saturday night. The place was packed and the bar noisy, but still we managed to have a great meal. Very good margarita menu, if that is your pleasure, and lots of tacos and burritos to choose from.

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Thank uncle_albert5
Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely disrespectful of the customers. Expect a 40-45 minutes wait for mediocre food. No reasonable waiting area....the bar is where you are expected to wait and spend $$. When I suggested that as a customer my time was valuable I requested that we should have a chance to make reservations the same way other establishments have organized themselves to operate...... More 

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Thank Jeff B
Elkridge, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Salem recently over the Halloween holiday. This restaurant was mobbed. We had a bit of a wait, which was handled via mobile phone text. But it was worth the wait. The food was very good, the staff was friendly and the beer tasty.

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Thank tlkerer
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurant that I ever been... can't wait for next year... the food was great, excellent service, awesome drinks.

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Thank Marycel B
Ottawa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Despite this restaurant being SUPER busy (Wednesday night at 5:30pm) the service was fantastic, and the food was to die for. We had come to this restaurant on a recommendation, and it most certainly lived up to our expectations, and then some! I had the burrito while my husband had an enchilada, and my goodness they were perfect (AND HUGE!!)... More 

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Thank Elaine B
Salem, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place for a bite to eat. No corn tortillas (all flour), but the food is fresh, and with generous servings. Hot sauce is excellent! Sangria is very good. I do wish they had crispy corn tortillas for their meat tacos, but otherwise highly recommended.

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Thank Sandy M
Pompano Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stopped by for lunch after a morning of trooping around the sites. Service was quick and efficient. There was a decent crowd,and everyone was enjoying the food, and the atmosphere. We didn't sit at the bar, but the people there especially seemed to be having a good time. Their chips are killer, which is always a good first sign... More 

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Thank CurliQute
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great little spot for some yummy food (come hungry!) and great drinks. Casual, fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Fast service, even on busy nights. Very glad we came here for dinner!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-744-9653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

New Mexican cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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