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Howling Wolf Taqueria

76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
+1 978-744-9653
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (62 reviews)
“tacos” (34 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I really appreciate that they take down your phone number and text you when your table is ready. Other establishments should take note! The portions are really huge and the drinks are good.

Thank Tyler_770
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The venue is pretty cool and drinks are great. The food is good if you dine in but if you order take out then it's another story. They messed up my food and my boyfriends food for take out and we ordered the same thing...More

Thank KrisArv
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The food is decent. The only reason why I give it 4 out of 5 is because the place gets extremely crowded, hot, and LOUD.

1  Thank Bea_D_123
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to eat here based on the reviews, but it just wasn’t a good day, I guess. My margarita was forgotten, and it would take over 40 minutes for them to make avocado fries. I tried the wild wing quesadilla & it...More

1  Thank Bmountz
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28 March 2017|
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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|
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Response from Lobstah-19 | Reviewed this property |
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29 September 2016|
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Response from Lobstah-19 | Reviewed this property |
Please note we do not take reservations for parties of any size howlingwolftaqueria
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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
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