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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
+1 410-266-7580
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - always good - food very flavorful - bar atmosphere and dining room atmosphere very different - both warm in the right way.

Thank hrbaker2014
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Jalepeno's and we will absolutely be back! The menu provides a wonderful (nearly overwhelming) variety of cuban, spanish, and mexican cuisine - you could stick just to the tapas and have a lovely meal. We enjoyed 3 tapas to start (chorizo - which was outstanding with a nice spice; stuffed jalapeno's - which were... More 

Thank junior_traveler
Annapolis, Maryland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant in an unlikely place (shopping center) is just amazing with an extensive menu of Mexican and Spanish food. The secret is out; what was formerly a local favorite is now widely recognized as a great dining experience.

Thank Jana B
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

tacos and calamaris are very good. Good atmosphere. Good mix of singles, young couples, silver couples and small groups. Bustling enough to feel a good vibe but not too noisy where you can't hear what you are thinking. Very nice place.

Thank MD_ES_554
Gambrills, Maryland
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276 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

happy hour starts at 4..there are only a few tables,,so you need to get there a bit earlier...the restaurant is always booked...the food is wonderful, mexican/spanish. thursdays they have live music and happy hour goes till 11a the bar....they have a flamenco show couple times a year....its been a favorite of ours for years....including anniversaries.

Thank 66travelor
Dover, Delaware
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were shopping at the Annapolis mall and wanted to find a Mexican restaurant nearby for dinner. A quick Google search led me to Jalapeños. It's located in a strip mall so we were a little apprehensive when we arrived in the parking lot. That faded away as soon as we went inside. Very nice place for... More 

Thank katshot
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great Spanish tapas fare. Popular Annapolis venue A regular on our local priority list. On the crowded table side. Popular happy hour venue

Thank jack l
Arnold, Maryland
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wonderful overall dining experience--from the greeter's charm/wit, staff's professionalism, food quality, and extensive tapas variety. This is a terrific place to share half-a-dozen beautifully-prepared dishes at a fair price surrounded by a tastefully sophisticated Spanish setting, without the hassle of parking or of getting to a downtown location. Make a reservation--this is a deservedly popular spot.

1 Thank 1000mL
Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Finally! A decent option for more traditional Mexican (and the U.S. version of it). The service is very good and they offer a popular happy hour. Ingredients seem to be fresh across the board. Mmm... and very rich flavors. The guac is so good we had to get a second "half" order. Unless you aren't very hungry, just go for... More 

Thank Scott G
Annapolis, Maryland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Jalapenos is a very good choice for a tasty Spanish or Mexican meal. It misses excellent by some margin, but perhaps it is not looking to be perfect. The decor is fanciful but attractive and the service is prompt and cheerful, if not especially skilled. The food and drink are above average, but again, finesse is lacking. The last two... More 

Thank Pamela F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-266-7580

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