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Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
+1 978-283-8228
16:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Burlington, Vermont
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Started dinner with a margarita for my wife. I couldn't decide between the Chocolate Stout and the Vanilla Porter, so our waitress said she ask the bartender if she could try mixing the two. All in all, it was not a bad combination. Next came the Cactus Tinga appetizer which is absolutely fantastic. Main course was Enchiladas for my wife... More 

Thank odie05408
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Really lively atmosphere, fantastic selection of Margaritas. Great friendly service. We didn't eat but what we saw go out looked good!

Thank Funnybee75
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip!! Great food, service and cocktails. The Margarita selection is diverse and delicious. Highly recommended!!

Thank Brian K
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

A Great Recommendation As newly arrived residents of the city we sought and received a recommendation for a great Mexican Restaurant. We were directed to Jalapeno’s. This proved to be a great find. Upon arriving we intended to check out the menu, order a margarita and come back at a later date. The night we arrived they were running a... More 

Thank Crawfordview
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

If it's Mexican, it's on the menu. Marguerittaville is event at the 3-room restaurant. Service is fast and very friendly. They have live entertainment several nights a week and Gloucester has many, many terrific musicians. Tues: recording artists night, - Sunday night duets. Good food and good music - It's a win, win.

Thank WingearsheekBeach
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Jalapeños has consistently offered the most delicious, authentic Mexican food in the area for many years. Chile Rellenos, Pollo (chicken) con Mole sauce, Tortills soup with fresh chopped avocado, Shrimp Cilantro, Cactus Salad ... This ain't no Taco Bell, and TexMex is not on the memo. Gloucester is a great small city and Jalapenos spices it up perfectly.

1 Thank Pat B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places in the downtown area! The Mexican food here is so good! I have tried many things on the menu but the Gary's Dip is a must try in my eyes! I love it all from their soup, salads to main meals! You can't go wrong!!

Thank Lynne C
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Our family has eaten at Jalapeno's since it opened. The service is good and there is something for everyone on the menu. The portions are generous and the selection is large. While my family generally orders the entres I love the soups and salads- My favorite is the Tortilla Soup- It has chicken, tortilla strips, avocados, cheese and all in... More 

Thank oceanrower2014
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Visited Jalapeños for dinner whilst visiting high school friends in Gloucester, from England. I had the Fajitas just like I always had and was not disappointed. The Margharitas are awesome 😊. Friendly service and great service, what's not to like??? 😊

Thank Em1980z
Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Food was great for the money, great value. You won't be disappointed at all. Mango Margarita was awesome.

Thank H S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-8228

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