We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Howling Wolf Taqueria

76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
+1 978-744-9653
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (63 reviews)
“tacos” (35 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (21 reviews)
Open Now
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (326)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Just loved this place. Great food, reasonable prices and fabulous staff. Fun place to have a drink, snacks or meal. Everything was great. Serving sizes were huge. Pleasantly surprised

Thank Lyn N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican food in a fun lively atmosphere. Whether sitting at a table, high top or the bar, you will enjoy the setting. Personal favorites include the fajitas, steak tips and nachos. The majaritas are a must!

Thank Craig621
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

As a family trip we went up to Salem, when looking up places to eat for my daughters birthday we saw this was very busy but decided to give it a shot. It was a 40 minutes wait but we were soon filled up with...More

Thank Humarock_Seth
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Don't trust those other reviews saying the food is off or the service is poor, they're just jealous that they can't make food that good. The salsas are so fresh and flavorful and their sauces don't ever disappoint. I always go for the tacos but...More

Thank Riley B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My friend had been given this place as a recommendation and it didn't let us down! Food was fantastic, service was great. The Margarita's went straight to my head and the tunes were brilliant. Brilliant lunchtime or early dinner choice

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Upon entering the Howling Wolf Taqueria, I was immediately overtaken by the decorative art and majority hipster-appearing staff. As someone who has had authentic cuisine, I was skeptical of how my experience would play out, but I was on a mission to find New England's...More

Thank Jos R
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I had actually stopped in at a national chain for lunch and ordered the nachos. Unsolicited, the waiter asked me if I ever had the nachos at The Howling Wolf in Salem. He said they were amazing. Well after that I intended to check it...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quick bite this is it . The food literally took 2 min and we ordered a chimichanga and enchiladas.. so that right there was a red flag. Although if you had kids it’s great because there is no wait....More

Thank kaylamI1506BR
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Went here the other day on a recommendation.I ordered the fajita Chimichanga with re-fried beans. It was excellent. My daughter got the Al Pastor 3 taco dinner. She said the pork was fatty and tasted odd. I tried it and found that it was very...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went there in late September on a Saturday night. We waited maybe 10 mins and the place was packed. Had live entertainment, the guy was awesome. The place is noisy but worth it. They had local beers on tap and I had a margarita on...More

Thank 46oceangirl
Nearby HotelsSee all Salem Hotels
The Hotel Salem
23 reviews
.21 km away
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites
1,750 reviews
.38 km away
Hawthorne Hotel
2,060 reviews
.44 km away
Econo Lodge
114 reviews
4.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
A&J King Artisan Bakers
158 reviews
.09 km away
Red's Sandwich Shop
1,340 reviews
.16 km away
169 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Burying Point Cemetery
1,168 reviews
.18 km away
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
811 reviews
.22 km away
Salem Witch Village
241 reviews
.21 km away
The Salem Museum
60 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 February 2018|
Response from 46oceangirl | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that you stay with a soft shell taco, beef/chicken or shrimp whatever protein you like as you can add and see what comes on it and build it from there or a Fajita, usually the meat/veggies are separate in... More
28 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from kjayers63 | Reviewed this property |
All the Salem-ites who answered before me are right - definitely by 5pm. Enjoy!
Jackie B
8 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lobstah-19 | Reviewed this property |
not sure
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing