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San Carlos Between 5th & 6th, tucked in the courtyard, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-1997
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Wed - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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Linden, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are from the SAN Joaquin Valley so we are used to our pick of inexpensive Mexican restaurants. While spending 3 nights in Carmel we couldn't go without our Mexican fix. We chos Club Jalapeno which is centrally located and tucked away in a little alley. Romantic and more expensive than we're used to for Mexican. No... More 

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Thank Chuck95236
Carmel, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite dish is the Fiery Dusted Fish, typically Mahi-mahi, just a plateful of good flavors. The potato side is especially interesting...a bit of bite, creamy in the lightly fried shell. Don't forget a customized margarita. I live local and try to get there at least once a month. Staff, which has been there for many years, always do a good... More 

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Ventura, California
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229 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were lucky to find this place because of it's location. It's tucked away between 5th and 6th St two blocks above Ocean Ave in the downtown area of Carmel. It is small but the food is good, just right for the two of us and just what we were looking for. We love our Mexican food and this restaurant... More 

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Herts
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228 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We love Mexican food and often feel dissapointed after visiting some restaurants. Club Jalapeño restored our faith that there is still fantastic Mexican restaurants to be found. Our server was one of the happiest we have seen and obviously enjoyed making his guests feel special by serving up great food swiftly with a cheery smile and happy service. Food was... More 

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Carmel, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wonderful menu. Great flavors in the enchiladas with dark mole sauce. My wife had the chile relleno and also very flavorful and not too cheesy. All in all a good night of dining Mexican.

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Belmont, CA
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food at this restaurant is far above the standard Mexican food you find at so many places. My favorites were the homemade tortilla chips and the enchilada that was to die for!!! The only downside is that it is a very small though cozy restaurant tucked away in an alleyway. We were lucky and got a table because we... More 

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California
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161 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This cozy little hideaway has the best mexican food you will find in the area...or anywhere even remotely close by. Teeny tiny and intimate, this casual, low key place fills up fast so make a reservation. The outside area allows pets too :-) We LOVE the gringo enchiladas, shrimp fajitas, and...of course, the margaritas! Anything with mole sauce is so... More 

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Ankeny
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Great times at this place! The spicy enchiladas was stupid good!! Had the pork and chicken, omg. Too bad i love in Iowa. Seriously. The diversity of the chips in the chips and salsa. Just get it. No questions. Please come here. Beautiful. Fyi, two margs, delicious.

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California, Maryland
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167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Haven't been for a couple of years but it is as good as ever. It is not especially fancy but the food is really good. It is a significant step up from plain old ordinary Tex-Mex. The margueritas are really good (though not cheap). Really worth the trip if you are in the mood for good Mexican food. Two hints:... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Just loved this little place. Great food, friendly service, intimate atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and we'll come back when we visit Carmel again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos Between 5th & 6th, tucked in the courtyard, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-1997

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?