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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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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here a few times and this is one of the best restaurants in the area. From the line at the door most people here know that as well! I always opt for the Spanish food instead of the Mexican because the flavors are more complex and delicious! I will be back.

Thank Jennifer S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You won't believe driving up to this place that it's going to be amazing inside, but it is. Warm staff, inviting atmosphere and incredible food! Lots of choices, all authentic, all delicious. The Happy Hour in the bar is really great if you can make it to that and if you can find a table. The low prices let you... More 

Thank gopjennyg
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226 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever friends and I go to eat at Jalapeños during the week, the restaurant is packed. The owner, Gonzalez often welcomes you at the door and takes you to your table. Here you can have as much or as little food as you desire. Many of their dishes are tapas size but they also have large portion dishes. I usually... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Bowie, Maryland
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Jalapeno's is a place to go when you want to have a lot of different tastes and a good glass of wine. The quality of its tapas offerings is uniformly outstanding, and the service is friendly and efficient.

Thank Kathleen S
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was an out-of-towner brought here by a regular. The owner is usually managing the desk on premises and is a charmer. It's in a plain strip mall and looks unassuming, but the interior is charming and food just outstanding. It's a blend of Mexican and Latin food with a surprisingly complex menu. So very many choices. We stuck with... More 

Thank Dawn M
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Don't let the location (an old strip mall) of this place fool you as the food certainly outshines the location. This the 4th time I've been here, and have had something different each time minus once and have never been disappointed. Regardless of the entree you order, the queso is to die for! I usually get some to go as... More 

Thank StackyMaryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I remember the first time I visited the restaurant. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed the decilicous food. I want to thank the especial attention provided from the owner, Gonzalo is such a great manager.

1 Thank santiago f
Maineville, Ohio
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a large group. Food was perfect. Very authentic. Had the flautas. It was a meal where you had to clean your plate. Not an overly sized meal like some Mexican places you go to. Just the perfect amount of food. Everyone raved about their meals. Salsa was good.. chunky and fresh. Would dine there again.

Thank Courtees8
Annapolis, Maryland
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377 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant is located in a strip mall in Parole. The interior of the restaurant is attractive. It is decorated in traditional Spanish decor. I ate here with a friend recently for lunch. We got the paella. It was ok. The rice reminded me of the spanish rice I can make out of a packet at home. There were several... More 

Thank lovetotravel560
Odenton, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food was decent, and restaurant was decorated nicely. Wait staff was average. But the food is way overpriced for what you get. And the place was overcrowded. Overall it was a dissappointment.

Thank mcjurek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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?