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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
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Washington, D.C.
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good, hearty food, casual environment. Have been several times; always reliable. Very reasonably priced.

Thank TJfromDC
Cape Ann, MA
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fun friendly and welcoming. Solid menu with excellent daily specials. Outstanding margarita menu. Consistently good dishes. Can get pretty noisy. Good for families.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Dedham, MA
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My first visit yesterday, and what a big surprise treat. The cilantro sauce is homemade and the most delicious I've ever tasted. Spread the word about this place, yum!

Thank janepodo
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stopped in for a drink with the lady and a queso fundido app. Drinks were sub par and the fundido was terrible. The chips were cold and the salsa was average, at best.

Thank Matt B
Forli, Italy
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

When i'm in town i use to go to dinner in this restaurant! And i just can say their food is perfect!

Thank Ferro63
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We ate at Jalapeno's with friends during the recent summer block party. Most Main St restaurants offer outdoor seating for the special event and, despite the fact that no reservations were accepted, we scored a great table and an excellent waiter. Joe was quick, efficient and full of personality. My husband and I ordered the Chicken Quesadillas, the others in... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is on of the best restaurants serving quality Mexican food and very good margaritas in Gloucester . Actually it is the best Mexican food restaurants I have been to in the north east US.

Thank ecloutier2016
Saugus, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Mexican food is usually not my favorite and I found everything delicious. One of my grandsons liked one of the salsas they put on the tables with the chips so much, I got some to go. Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable and my Margarita was very good!

Thank Corrine D
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a busy weekend and food is average. The local ambiance is good, and service is also very nice. Food however is quite average, a lot of sauce and the burritos and are a bit dry. I wouldn't probably repeat the visit.

Thank Javi A
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The location of this restaurant is ideal, so we stopped in for dinner while we were shopping downtown. The waitress was very nice and chatty, though she was very loud, so everyone could hear what we were talking about. Weird. The chips and salsa in a Mexican place are my favorite part. These chips tasted like they went to the... More 

Thank Holly B

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?