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Smiling Jack's

17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (27 reviews)
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Visited during a recent stay in Stirling. Our son loves Mexican food so decided to pay Smiling Jacks a visit. We were the only ones dining at the time but we were very impressed with both the friendliness of the staff and the quality of...More

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Totally loved everything about this place-food, service and atmosphere all outstanding-really glad we came across this accidentally as had an awesome meal.

Thank Poppy98765
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The restaurant was delightfully small and very stylized, was very clear a lot of effort had gone into the design. We were given a choice of tables to sit at which was nice but there weren't any drinks menus at the table so had to...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Dull August day on holiday in Stirling and plans to play ball with the dog and eat sandwiches for lunch in a park were thrown out the window when it started chucking it down (I know its Scotland!). Walked past SJ's and though that looks...More

Thank ChrisOpposite
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is the only restaurant in Stirling which we ate in, that we felt we could give five stars to. We tried to eat here on the Saturday night of our weekend trip to Stirling, but were so disappointed when we saw that they were...More

1  Thank Nat-Marie-26
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Booked a table for 2 for this restaurant for last night. It's a popular wee place and was very busy when we arrived. I ordered a chicken chimichunga and my partner had a pulled pork enchilada. They were on the table quite quickly and looked...More

Thank NJS1959
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a booking but as we were in quite early we got a table. Staff were really pleasant and efficient. The restaurant itself was clean, well furnished and decorated. Food was excellent! Would advise booking if you are going after 1900 hours!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Was here tonight and cant fault it one bit food and service was top notch and will definately go again

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant which was ok. I ordered the chicken enchiladas & it was tough, tasteless & hard as a rock. I also had a side salad. The salad was nothing but onions on top of onions. Not at all what I was expecting. Unforturnetly I...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Have had dinner here a couple of times - the staff are great, the Chicken Enchiladas would feed a horse and there is a good selection of wines and cocktails.

Thank Grindlay_Pro1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 462809
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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!
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