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Jalapeno Fresh Grill

1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
+1 828-652-5154
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“corn cakes” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“chile relleno” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Friday evening. Place was 1/3 full. Service was a little lacking including my wife getting someone else’s dish. But the food was absolutely wonderful. They also have a nice salsa bar. Would go again.

Thank eahagler
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Service and staff preparing food all Mexican American which adds to the authentic experience. Quiet location, excellent food and service.

Thank charlesf930
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have eaten here a couple of times and both times the food just tasted average, nothing spectacular, although the staff was real friendly.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We ended up here while camping at Lake James due to the constant rain. Marion food scene is below average and this place had great reviews so tried it out. It was a mixed bag. If your vegetarian, there is almost nothing on the menu...More

Thank JoeJoe420
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Forty-five minutes from Asheville and filled with diners who likely took off their Make America Great Again caps to enter a restaurant with no understanding of the irony, this Mexican gem is the real deal. It's a family-owned establishment, where the chef/father used to be...More

Thank ReviewerMaryland1
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I love dining at Jalapeno Fresh Grill! Chef Enrique creates beautifully delicious plates! I love his use of fresh ingredients, especially the plates that come with his fresh fruit salsa! The servings are incredibly generous and usually I have leftovers for the next day's lunch!

Thank Roxan W
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This was the second time we have eaten here, and it was sooooo good! Hubby got the huge burrito special and I got the plate of 3 Mexican tacos with1 beef,1 pork and1 chicken. These came with rice and beans w lettuce and guacamole on...More

Thank patricia a r
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I decided to check out Jalapeno tonight and had a very good experience. I was hungry as I worked through lunch today at a client site in the area. So, they immediately brought out some chips & bean dip and I tried some of the...More

Thank V7178RXjuliam
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food! One of our favs just wished they where open more!!! Food and staff are awesome. Would say this is a locals fav

Thank Whitney P
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Food was great fast service inexpensive does greet larger crowds family style or couples I was out shopping lol and I didn't want to Cook when I got home...lol

Thank prettylady91
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27 September 2016|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
Don't know hours. We went bout 5pm. Not crowded then, but more people were coming in when we left. If you are in Marion NC, definitely good there! Best Mexican food I've had and very friendly people
5 September 2015|
Response from Colaknitwit62 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you could find it on Yelp?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-5154
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