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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
+1 410-266-7580
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (132 reviews)
“guacamole” (49 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always bring friends and family here but warn them to not judge a book by its cover. The restaurant is located in the Home Depot shopping center and it is right next to a dollar store and nail salon. Each and every time our...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to get in for dinner and arrived at what seemed happy hour, not a place for a quite evening dinner. They do not take reservations so it is a hit or miss for a long wait. Enjoyed the food but not the challenge to...More

Thank Margeritavile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner is always incredibly friendly when you walk in to the restaurant. A greeting and warm smile always sets the tone for me. My favorite things to order are the red Sangria and portobello mushroom with blues cheese and balsamic reduction. Everything is delicious....More

Thank ocbeachfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I made a reservation for New Years Eve. When we got to the restaurant it was crowded and we were seated right away. One of the owners greets you at the door. The staff is very attentive. The chili con queso is...More

Thank 10Karen15
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been here before last night despite the good reviews. It was 8 pm, and the place was still packed. With no tables available we found two spots at the bar. The bartender was friendly and we got our drinks quickly. We ordered...More

Thank M f
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

One might think this is a Mexican restaurant but Spain takes center stage. Great tapas, tasty main courses with nothing ever bland. Fine drinks as well.

Thank pnads
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We have taken our son, daughter-in-law, and young grand-daughter here several times and always enjoyed it thoroughly. The tapas are many and varied, and always delicious. We always order several and share them. Entrees are equally delicious, and perfectly cooked. Do make reservations, as they...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was a family gathering on a Sunday evening for dinner. The food was fantastic, excellent decor, and the friendly and attentive staff made this a memorable first visit. This will be a place we come back to and will highly recommend.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I have recently discovered we love the variation of tastes and textures offered by dining on the tapas menu. Between the fresh Scallops, Tamale, Spanish and Mexican Chorizo offerings we couldn't have enjoyed a more wonderful Lunch/Dinner or what we refer to...More

Thank sooze001
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We rarely even have a bad meal at Jalenpeno's. All dishes are high quality and the drinks, margerita's just right. Our only grip was the service. Took forever to see the waitress, with no apologies. Drinks coming to the table took for ever. Just put...More

Thank janicepk
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-266-7580
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