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Jalapeno Tree

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1112 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751-2146
+1 903-677-4056
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Seagoville
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Met some folks for lunch. Greeted warmly! Drank good coffee. One of the group arrived later, then we order lunch. The temperature of the food served was excellent and it was tasty! I ate the green chili chicken enchilada and tortilla soup. Refills of coffee came often. Server was a delight!

Helpful?
Thank cf24tea
GuestRelationsJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapeno Tree, responded to this review

Hi there - Thanks so much for the five-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your group outing with us for lunch; it was a pleasure to serve you and your party. Hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon. In the meantime, don't forget to check us out on Facebook. More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here every few months-an hour away but worth the drive. We go with friends and it is a great place to eat and visit. Our waiter last night I wanted to take home with me and then have every where we go. He was so GREAT!!!. Cannot remember his name but he has a beard and mid 30's.... More 

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Thank Kay Combs S
GuestRelationsJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapeno Tree, responded to this review

Hi Kay - Thanks so much for your incredibly kind words and the five-star review; you've got us blushing. It's always an absolute pleasure to serve you and your friends, and we can't wait to see you again soon. Until then, have you "liked" us on Facebook yet? Check us out! More 

Arkansas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here every year. I wish there was one closer to where I live, but that makes it more of a treat. They are always busy, but I've never had to wait. I'm sure all the locals know this is the place for Mexican food. I love that they bring out the warm chips, but not only salsa, but... More 

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Thank maxi_house
GuestRelationsJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapeno Tree, responded to this review

Hi there - Thanks so much for the five-star review and your incredibly kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you're a fan of ours (though we hate that we only see you once a year). It's always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again! In the meantime, have you "liked" us on... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Margaritas are delicious. Ixtapa chicken dish was amazing. They had big screen TV where we could watch the Cowboys whoop up on the Packers. Great mix of seafood and Tex Mex. Highly recommend

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Thank Derrick W
GuestRelationsJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapeno Tree, responded to this review

Hi Derrick - We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food in addition to our game-watching environment; it was a pleasure to serve you and we are so flattered to hear that we have earned your recommendations. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to "like" us on Facebook if you haven't done so already. More 

Texas
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Holiday Inn across hwy 31, and did not want to go far. I am sure glad I didn't. I ate in the bar and watched my team win. The food did not arrive quickly, but that was fine because of the excellent chips and salsa. This was some of the best Te-Mex I have enjoyed in... More 

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Thank Don W
GuestRelationsJohn, Guest Relations Manager at Jalapeno Tree, responded to this review

Hi Don - We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit despite a hiccup in service (terribly sorry about that)! It was a pleasure to have you in as a guest, and we hope you'll keep us in mind if you find yourself in Athens again anytime soon. Also, have you checked us out on Facebook yet? More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Cold beer good service friendly people nice to do by yourself on most days but better with your family

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Thank Phillipkane M
Athens, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I have dined t the Jalapeño Tree many times..weekday, weekend, lunch, dinner, with friends and just family. Great menu allows you to build your own dinner or choose from many other items or combos. The salsa is tasty with just about the right amount of heat and spice. The complimentary creamy cool green sauce is a perfect partner. Chips are... More 

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Thank ruthm452016
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice to drive in town and have delicious Mexican food and not have to drive to Tyler. Everything I've had here is good. We are frequent diners! Good service, busing tables could be given more attention.

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Thank Lainey W
Joshua, Texas
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Try the green sauce! Very good. I had queso shrimp and it was really good. My husband had fajitas and they also were great. My sister had shrimp tacos with mango salsa and she gave it two thumbs up. Did I mention, try the green sauce!!!

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Thank Robin L
Athens, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lots of choices for Mexican Food in area. Food is OK, Fajitas are really Good. Atmosphere is Great, Service is Good. Wet Bar available

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Thank davidmcm903

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751-2146
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 903-677-4056

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