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“Really good”

Howling Wolf Taqueria
Ranked #10 of 236 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery
Description: New Mexican cuisine
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really good”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

So this place was great mex-tex type food. They have huge portions, but you will eat it all. The only thing I didn't like- While waiting for a table, you basically just stare people down until they leave. It's kind of awkward, so a waiting area would be great, but other than that, it's pretty good!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great drinks, low price”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This place has always been awesome. Apparently I told too many people about it though, the wait time for a table was ridiculous the last few times I attempted to go. people have finally caught on to this awesome place. I've paid 2 or 3 times as much in other Salem Downtown Restaurants and gotten worse food, less food, and terrible service. Howling Wolfs pricing strategy and simple menu will soon become the new norm for local dining. Put an end to the overpriced and overhyped, spend your money at the howling wolf instead.

  • Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very average all around.”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

This place is kind of right down the middle in every aspect you could think of. The tacos were all very good but all the other items i have had is just ok but it's nothing to rave about. My girlfriend got a burrito and it was awful. The contents were terrible and the wrap that they use was the worst part. It tasted like solid stale flour and it falls apart the second you touch it. I got the carne asada steak and was told it could only be cooked medium. When it arrived it was burnt to death inside and out and was like eating a tire (although the seasoning was good.) I have been here twice and heard lots of good things about this place and may go back for a drink and apps but ill be maybe not for a meal. Or at least will make sure to never get steak or a burrito. I think the place does so well only because there's nothing else around. I'd much rather travel to three amigos in Stoneham or border cafe in Saugus when I need great Mexican food.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Great food”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick snack and beer. Service was a bit spotty... one moment overattentive then feeling like they forgot about us. We were there for an app so who cares. Nachos were the best I've ever had! Ipa was just ok.

  • Visited May 2013
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Warren, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

When we arrived the place was pretty busy. We got the last open table and were immediately greeted with chips and salsa. The chips were standard, but the salsa was really good. Had a bit of a kick to it. The hubby ordered the rice & black bean burrito. He liked it, said it was good. I got the steak burrito (no beans). Wow, was not expecting to like the steak as much as I did. It had great flavor and was cooked perfectly. It wasn't dry or chewy. Really good.
The place was pretty clean, especially how busy it was. Also the service was great.
Would definitely come back if ever in Salem

  • Visited October 2012
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