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Howling Wolf Taqueria

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$$ - $$$
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76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
+1 978-744-9653
11:30 - 00:00
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very reasonable place to eat. We stopped for dinner. Service was good. Food was timely. We enjoyed margaritas with our complimentary chips and salsa. Dinner included shrimp tacos with sliced avocado and a mango sauce, fish tacos with cabbage, tomatoes, and a spicy mayo, plus a grilled veggie chimichanga. Everything was very tasty. The restaurant is Zagat-rated.

Thank Penny M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a rainy snowy day six in our party the food the atmosphere at the service was phenomenal!! Drink reasonable lunch menu great dessert menu amazing

Thank Sharon C
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service we received was absolutely great. However, the food was ok. It wasn't bad at all, just average in my opinion.

Thank Paul880123
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I was at the Howling Wolf last year and thought they had the best Mexican food I had ever tasted. Flash forward to this year and I didn't find the food to be up to their usually high standard. The burritos are huge and the queso was great, but the actually burrito was just average.

Thank Shopaholic_x0
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The greatest dining experience of all time. Amazing staff, delicious food, unreal drinks. Such a fun atmosphere and is worth any sort of wait they may have.

Thank Daniel C
Boston, Massachusetts
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227 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After touring Salem State University on a super cold day, Howling Wolf was the perfect place to warm us up. The location is peculiar being on a corner of a very busy area of Salem. So scope out parking ahead so you're not circling around the place. Once inside, the Wolf is totally awesome! Its not big but busy yet... More 

Thank lighthouselady63
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I could of eaten every meal at this place the entire time I was in Salem, MA. The wait staff is super friendly, the food is huge and great, and value is unbelievable! The music is a little loud, so i would not take anyone younger then a teen. The live entertainment is great and I can only imagine how... More 

Thank Greenarrrow
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My daughter and I went here for lunch on Saturday. Service was ridiculously friendly and fast. They serve some of the best Mexican food I have ever had - the homemade Jalapeno stuffed peppers were incredible! Also highly recommend the Fajitas - just a great overall dining experience! Thank you!!

Thank familymanBoston_MASS
Lynn, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a new restaurant with good quality food for a reasonable price. Our daughter, a Salem State student, recommended Howling Wolf. After searching, and coming up short, we decided to give this place a try. It was late (well for us) about 9pm when we arrived and I was surprised to see how busy it was. It... More 

Thank SMH333
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food has always been consistently good. There is usually a wait. Everyone seems to like it here.Its nice in summer because there is some outside seating. .never had a bad meal. Staff is really friendly. Its a good value.

Thank 204paulaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-9653
New Mexican cuisine

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