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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
+1 410-266-7580
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (129 reviews)
“guacamole” (49 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One might think this is a Mexican restaurant but Spain takes center stage. Great tapas, tasty main courses with nothing ever bland. Fine drinks as well.

Thank pnads
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have taken our son, daughter-in-law, and young grand-daughter here several times and always enjoyed it thoroughly. The tapas are many and varied, and always delicious. We always order several and share them. Entrees are equally delicious, and perfectly cooked. Do make reservations, as they...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was a family gathering on a Sunday evening for dinner. The food was fantastic, excellent decor, and the friendly and attentive staff made this a memorable first visit. This will be a place we come back to and will highly recommend.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I have recently discovered we love the variation of tastes and textures offered by dining on the tapas menu. Between the fresh Scallops, Tamale, Spanish and Mexican Chorizo offerings we couldn't have enjoyed a more wonderful Lunch/Dinner or what we refer to...More

Thank sooze001
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We rarely even have a bad meal at Jalenpeno's. All dishes are high quality and the drinks, margerita's just right. Our only grip was the service. Took forever to see the waitress, with no apologies. Drinks coming to the table took for ever. Just put...More

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted a casual dinner close to our hotel and went here based on other Trip Advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. Husband had fish tostadas and shrimp tacos which were small plates - tapas. I had fajitas. We loved our food and the margaritas....More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Deceptive exterior in a strip mall. Inside nicely decorated and cozy. We ordered duck, fajitas, and spinach salad from the tapas menu, but everything looked delicious. Service was prompt and friendly, food was excellent.

Thank wdavis76
Reviewed 25 September 2017

So in all the years that I have been traveling back and forth to Annapolis, I had yet to even hear about this fantastic restaurant until a former Eastporter introduced me to Jalapenos. So this past weekend, on a Friday night no less, we ventured...More

Thank PirateGirl529
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We stayed at a nearby hotel and based on Trip Advisor reviews we decided to eat a late dinner here. It happened to be Thursday night and to our surprise they stay open late and have happy hour from 9 - 11. The have a...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We went here in a while and were not disappointed. The margaritas and food we're delicious. Two months later and we're still talking about the banana chimichanga.

Thank jcober1
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Jane P
21 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
Agree with John B. You will have lots of options...from excellent appetizers, to small plates, to main entrees. Their guacamole is extraordinary, served in a heavy iron kettle with freshly made corn chips. That alone could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-266-7580
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