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Howling Wolf Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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165 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place had some great local brews on tap and also had delicious food. We sat at the bar and the bartender was not only attentive but amusing. I had the grilled shrimp tacos and my husband enjoyed the fajita quesadilla - both loved our meals. Awesome atmosphere and we wished we had time to eat here more than once.

Thank JennSkellington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a busy Saturday in October and decided to wait the 30 min.Thinking it would be worth it,And man were we right.The service were friendly the burritos huge and the horchata to die for.If you're in Salem I would definitely recommend the howling wolf.perfect for lunch.

Thank alex l
Salem, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Wolf is a lively energetic restaurant with great food and superior service. The guys on second floor in my office eat there every Friday at noon time. I join the periodically and always enjoy the meal. You can order just what you want...i like the healthy salad options too. Highly recommend.

Thank Rob L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this place twice now and both times the food has been good. The service is always a little below par but the staff is still friendly, just a little absent minded. This past time I ordered a margarita with no salt and received it WITH salt and our side order of rice and beans was forgotten but... More 

Thank mrsmorrison14
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the need for an upgrade in their AC system during the summer months ( the locals say the ocean breeze is all you need to cool things down. As a recent transplant - I disagree, but is a story for another day and not a drawback from the overall ambience ). The staff from top to bottom are... More 

Thank Don R
Lynn, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is wonderful, be sure to save room for dessert! Been there many times, need to check out their new location in Marblehead.

Thank Cheryl F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine said to go here when we went to Salem .. she said it was a fun place ... it was loud could have been fun but we had lunch and it was fantastic !!! Margarita was 7$ and delish!! Burrito was half spicy and half savory interesting ... also we had poek tacos w pineapple and... More 

Thank Diane R
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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428 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not nearly spicy enough, this food is probably some of the best Mexican on the North shore of Boston, Busy noisy, but always good.

Thank smthibs
Brewer, Maine
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Salem and craving a little Mexican food go here! The food was delicious and decently priced :)

Thank molldoll25
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for our second time this year they just opened for the day so no wait but trust me ITS worth a wait !!!! Everything is always delicious... Favorite place in Salem. Our waiter Sam was great !!! Can't wait to come back

Thank Missy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 19787449653
New Mexican cuisine

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?