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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401-3716
+1 410-266-7580
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (134 reviews)
“guacamole” (52 reviews)
“paella” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401-3716
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite rave reviews, I questioned the name and the strip mall setting. Thought it might be a chain restaurant, hate those!. Interior was very nice, but did not prepare me for the outstanding meal that came. Very, very good food. Had one of the paella...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a strip mall, you could easily decide to drive by--but that's a mistake! Inside, Jalapeno's is an interesting mix of Mexican, Spanish and Cuban cuisine. The description of the Ropa Vieja looked quite good, and I was not disappointed. The national dish of...More

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Spanish tapas food this is a great place to go. They have a large happy hour menu and give you a chance to try a number of their dishes at a very reasonable price. I have never had a bad meal and...More

1  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so cute. Very unexpected find in a strip mall. My chile rellano was amazing. We are here visiting for the weekend but I might be back just to visit this place!!

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious! I had shrimp fajitas and my boyfriend had a beef burrito. Everything felt fresh and it wasn’t over seasoned, like most mexican places. Great prices and portions. We lucked out finding this place!

Thank ammr1214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant really is in a strip mall next to a dollar store. Yet it is a fine dining establishment with great food. Although you might think it is Mexican, it is more oriented to Spanish and Cuban food. The guacamole was superb. The shrimp...More

Thank Knotoncall2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although it is in a small strip mall, the inside of this restaurant is cozy, pretty and inviting. The staff is always friendly and provides great service. The food is always delicious. The menu offers so much everyone can find a favorite dish here! It...More

Thank deborahdixon1108
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Name is misleading. This is a really nice restaurant. Good food and reasonable prices. Waitresses are very efficient since we had a group of 8.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We love Spanish, Latin, Mexican food, especially on the tapas side. But all the food here was mediocre. The presentation was great - the beers were cold and tasty and things looked good - but then you try it and you’re disappointed. Service was just...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We came for happy hour & sat in the bar. It was hopping in the bar even on a Monday evening. We enjoyed glasses of sangria (the best!) and tapas. The stuffed jalapeños were delicious and the Gambas are always terrific and worthy of leveraging...More

Thank Cyndi C
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22 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
Agree with John B. You will have lots of options...from excellent appetizers, to small plates, to main entrees. Their guacamole is extraordinary, served in a heavy iron kettle with freshly made corn chips. That alone could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401-3716
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-266-7580
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