We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smiling Jack's - CLOSED


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Location and contact

Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional Tex-Mex food, using the best, fresh local produce. The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations. Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals and main dishes. With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!
US$7 - US$33
Mexican, American
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Reviews (355)
Filter reviews
355 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews enchiladas pulled pork ribs nacho plate chilli fries chicken burger mexican food wee place small place portion size place to eat saturday night lovely atmosphere portions margaritas
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 355 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Booked for a hen party, pre ordered and paid deposit. Turned up and they had closed down. Had to go to a nearby Chinese buffet instead. Could have let us know and we could have made other plans!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank GlasgowWeegill
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve called 5 times and I emailed trying to book a table... phone never answered and no reply to email. Very poor customer seevice

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Hoggan67
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Table booked for family celebration but they didn’t even bother to honour the booking and open up on Saturday night There was no one on premises )(from looking into the windows) and closed sign quite prominently displayed Never mind plenty other places were willing to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Pauline D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault Smiling Jack’s for a bite to eat. Food was good and the staff we welcoming. The haggis nachos were really good and worth the visit alone. It’s not the biggest of restaurants so worth booking in advance.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived on the off chance they could fit us in. Luckily they did. We arrived around 6pm on a Friday and it was quiet but got busier as we left. They have a good menu offering lots of options. We got a normal size...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nat-Marie-26
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Smiling Jacks Have visited Stirling on two occasions and have been recommended Smiling Jacks on both weekends away. The first time the restaurant was closed for a private function and this Friday the kitchen was closed when we arrived at 08:30pm, although a quarter of...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 13 April 2018

this is my fav place to eat not even actual mexicans grandmothers would not be on par to this. I always take tinder dates here even if the think am not as good looking as my filtered pics the epic taste of the nachos confuses...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ross F
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with a group of 10+! The food was delicious - I had the pulled pork nachos and a side of fries! Everyone’s food looked (and tasted) delicious! The service was great and they were happy to tailor service to all of our needs,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank LyndsRey
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We had dinner with colleagues at the Smiling Jacks. We shared a couple of nachos amongst us with a few margaritas and few had some wine. The mains were pretty interesting as well. I had some pulled pork , which became quite a hit on...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ArjunNair
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Good food, good place too go - reasonably priced - well worth a visit would recommend - good atmosphere

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Nicola D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 nearby hotels
Friars Wynd Hotel
261 reviews
.06 miles away
Hotel Colessio
951 reviews
.13 miles away
The Golden Lion Hotel
1,164 reviews
.15 miles away
The Stirling Highland Hotel
2,388 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 254 nearby restaurants
281 reviews
.06 miles away
Rana's Restaurant
304 reviews
.04 miles away
Nicky Tams Bar & Bothy
338 reviews
.08 miles away
La Ciociara
279 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 139 nearby attractions
Scotrail Stirling Railway Station
91 reviews
.11 miles away
Mar's Wark
52 reviews
.20 miles away
Stirling Arcade
44 reviews
.13 miles away
Stirling Central Library
5 reviews
.12 miles away
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing