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Jalapenos' The Hottest Mexican

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200 US Highway 41, Schererville, IN 46375-1206
+1 219-864-8862
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had a lunch special where you choose 3 items. This also includes beans, rice, and soup or salad for around $8-9. A great value. Food is just average. Nothing spectacular and nothing offensive. The theming here is neat. You won't feel like you're in a recycled old Taco Bell. Service was attentive, and food came... More 

Thank KASK2001
Liverpool, New York
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280 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their menu is extensive and, from the few dishes we had for lunch, done well. You cannot go wrong with the Chef Jaime's specials. They are on the menu, so must be seved everyday. The mole is one of the better ones I have eaten outside of Mexico. Not too sweet or spicy, just right for me. Bottomless fresh chips... More 

Thank DrParticle
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years with family and friends but our last visit was very disappointing. The service was terrible and the food was not nearly as good as usual. Our server seemed very inexperienced, was slow, did not refill our drinks or chips and salsa, and rarely visited our table to check on us.... More 

Thank marie b
Hammond, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I wonder if the owners have changed because service was not what we are used to.Wife and I were seated in a small table with plenty other options available.Server took our order and brought us food and we never saw her again until we were done I would of loved more drinks but again never came to check on us.... More 

Thank David T
Dyer, Indiana
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Go to this restaurant hungry.....they give you a lot of food on your plate.....food was very good, chips and salsa on the table also very good. Wife took home a "doggie bag" and I had all I could do to finish my meal. Good wait staff as well. We'll be coming back here for sure.

Thank Randall S
Highland, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This used to be a very good Mexican restaurant. Now the food is spicier and spicier. The service is not very good. The dining room needs a very good steam cleaning because all the tables feel sticky. If you have several people in your party, chips don't get refilled. Understand this food is spicy but it is overdone.

Thank customer1114
wanatah Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

my husband and I had our dinner on the patio... the weather was gorgeous.. the atmosphere relaxing ....the food was GREAT! I had the Chili Rellenos... VERY GOOD.. my husband had chicken chimichangas... LOVED them!!! The music was GREAT!!! We asked what station it was, and the waitress said another customer had just asked the same thing. It was The... More 

Thank Linden1022
Monee, Illinois
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Our friends who live in the area suggested we try Jalapenos. They had been there before and liked it. We arrived at 5pm on a Saturday and surprisingly there was no wait. Our server was friendly and courteous and he seemed to be new but there were no problems. I had the Veggie Fajitas. There were very good and I... More 

Thank Bill G
Oakwood, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had an early Sunday lunch, staff greeeted us kindly and yes the food was excellent. Loved the tacos!!!!

Thank CCheeks
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food was really good and the margarita deals were even better. I think it's Thursday nights they have $4 frozen or regular margaritas which were too good. ;-)

Thank amanda v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 US Highway 41, Schererville, IN 46375-1206
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Schererville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-864-8862

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