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Howling Wolf Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
+1 978-744-9653
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Salem, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food and service always a full house. can eat in or take out. Locals or visitors love it. Central location

Thank realtor24
Salem, Massachusetts
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197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I got take out and the food was great for take out. Worth the price and taste for take out. Probly better to dine as it always is but worth a delivery or take out.

Thank Bob K
Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never lets me down. Even after new management took over, the place offers great food at great prices. If Tex-Mex fare, music, friends and a salt/sugar rimmed margarita is your thing, you need to visit. Arrive early at prime times as there is often a line (average wait weekend nights 20 mins).

Thank kjayers63
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was amazing, drinks were on point, and the service was impeccable. Definitely one of the better late night spots in Salem!!

Thank Yadira T
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting and varied cuisine. Draws a younger crowd. A happening place.Seating is inside and out. Good choice of craft beers.

Thank massbayreviewer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About a year ago the food quality has gone downhill. Sad, was a family favorite. Restaurant changed hands and hasn't been the same since.

Thank Rachel B
Griffin, Georgia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Loved the food here, may be time to get a bigger restaurant though. Great portion sizing, the staff was accommodating and nice. The wait is insane especially if you're there for haunted happenings but we expected that, we ended up waiting around 2 and a half hours.

Thank Madi B
Salem, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Awesome food and great service. I have been a number of times and the servers have all been outstanding. This is generally a very busy place, and the servers are still friendly and attentive. One of my favorites here in Salem.

Thank Brendalee B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

After reading many reviews, we decided this sounded like a great option. We were told it would be a 90 minute wait, but we hung out at the bar and our wait ended up being about an hour. I am so glad we came here. The food and drinks were amazing! I know you can get decent Mexican food anywhere,... More 

Thank Hillary P
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped in for some tasty beef enchiladas, cheese quesadillas, and a couple cold sodas tonight during our annual visit to Salem for the Halloween festivities. The crowds were crazy, but we were still seated within 20 minutes. TONS of rowdy costumed partiers and the staff took it all in stride. Our server, Cat, was terrific. Three years in a row... More 

Thank Rich B

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?