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450 E 1st St Ste D, Tustin, CA 92780-3345
+1 714-544-8972
08:30 - 21:00
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Tustin, California
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular in neighborhood. They get very busy at lunch. You can take out or eat it. Much better that fast food Mexican. Tables are often not clean and floor can be littered.

Thank 911jackie
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309 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The is a yummy Mexican restaurant - authentic like my grandmother's food. Really hits the spot for me. My favorite is the chile verde burrito (try it wet), and my family loves the tacos, enchiladas and carnitas. They often have a special - burrito, beans, rice, and soda. It's great value. A couple unique this about this restaurant include: salsa... More 

Thank Connie I
Tustin, California
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184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Jalapenos has good and consistent quality. The al pastor is great and they have a variety of meats and meal options. They have a taco Tuesday special which is worth the wait. The staff work quickly and are friendly. You can tell they take pride in their work.

Thank glen p
Orange County, California
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212 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We have been going here with our family since they were young. We love the fresh Mexican food that is so much better than the chain Mexican fast food places. The chips and salsa are made fresh and you can't stop eating them. Love this neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Sandy C
Montrose, Colorado
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I'm used to northern New Mexican cuisine. I found Jalapeno's tasteless. I ordered a chili relleno and a cheese enchilada dinner. It was difficult to tell which was which. Very bland and the two were put together into a congealed, soggy mess. I would not eat there again.

Thank Strider185
Portland, Oregon
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181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Last time I was at this restaurant was in 1992. I ordered the same thing I used to order...cheese enchilada plate and chicken taco. Totally the same tastes. Love how some things just don't change

Thank Chris W
Santa Ana, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The food here is great quality and it's really reasonably priced. Not much atmosphere here and chips and salsa are an extra charge but I guess that's how they keep their prices so budget friendly. I love the potato tacos and the chile relleno burrito - they also have tongue!

Thank JoyMcN
Lebanon, Missouri
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186 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Jalapeno's for 20 years.. Consistently good.. Now that's it's expanded its even better, with a lot more tables.. Every thing I have had there is great.. The place is clean and food is fresh.. With a bit of a spicy kick to it.. The only drawback is the parking.. A very small lot.. Sometimes you need... More 

Thank Mike M
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309 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite, go-to place for authentic Mexican taste. Consistently great food - quality, flavor, good portion size. And low cost, especially for such wonderful food. I love the Chile Verde burrito, wet with green sauce. My daughter loves their enchiladas and tacos. Hubby is a fan of all things carnitas. My niece is very picky and doesn't... More 

1 Thank Connie I
Lake Elsinore, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Our family has come to Jalapeno's for years now. Always great quality and quantity. And the pickled carrots and jalapeno's are to die for! <3

Thank lmheneveld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 E 1st St Ste D, Tustin, CA 92780-3345
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-544-8972

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