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85 Forest Plz, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401-3716
+1 410-266-7580
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

tacos and calamaris are very good. Good atmosphere. Good mix of singles, young couples, silver couples and small groups. Bustling enough to feel a good vibe but not too noisy where you can't hear what you are thinking. Very nice place.

Thank MD_ES_554
Gambrills, Maryland
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276 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

happy hour starts at 4..there are only a few tables,,so you need to get there a bit earlier...the restaurant is always booked...the food is wonderful, mexican/spanish. thursdays they have live music and happy hour goes till 11a the bar....they have a flamenco show couple times a year....its been a favorite of ours for years....including anniversaries.

Thank 66travelor
Dover, Delaware
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were shopping at the Annapolis mall and wanted to find a Mexican restaurant nearby for dinner. A quick Google search led me to Jalapeños. It's located in a strip mall so we were a little apprehensive when we arrived in the parking lot. That faded away as soon as we went inside. Very nice place for... More 

Thank katshot
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great Spanish tapas fare. Popular Annapolis venue A regular on our local priority list. On the crowded table side. Popular happy hour venue

Thank jack l
Arnold, Maryland
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wonderful overall dining experience--from the greeter's charm/wit, staff's professionalism, food quality, and extensive tapas variety. This is a terrific place to share half-a-dozen beautifully-prepared dishes at a fair price surrounded by a tastefully sophisticated Spanish setting, without the hassle of parking or of getting to a downtown location. Make a reservation--this is a deservedly popular spot.

1 Thank 1000mL
Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Finally! A decent option for more traditional Mexican (and the U.S. version of it). The service is very good and they offer a popular happy hour. Ingredients seem to be fresh across the board. Mmm... and very rich flavors. The guac is so good we had to get a second "half" order. Unless you aren't very hungry, just go for... More 

Thank Scott G
Annapolis, Maryland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Jalapenos is a very good choice for a tasty Spanish or Mexican meal. It misses excellent by some margin, but perhaps it is not looking to be perfect. The decor is fanciful but attractive and the service is prompt and cheerful, if not especially skilled. The food and drink are above average, but again, finesse is lacking. The last two... More 

Thank Pamela F
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ate here last year and really enjoyed the meal, so we were anxious to return on our recent visit to Annapolis. Luckily we had made a reservation, as it was busy. Seated promptly. Service was "brusque" and rushed. My husband ordered three small plates and I ordered the paella. Food came out quickly enough. Once delivered, no one ever took... More 

Thank CArOlT4242014
Moorestown, New Jersey
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stuffed calamari? Cuban and Mexican food? Oh, yes. Sign me up. My mushroom tostada could have had more flavor. And a hot pepper in a Cuban dish sent my fiancé howling. But the food here is delicious and authentic. As well as my mango mojito. We did not wait too long for our food. And the owner was the host.... More 

Thank Meredith D
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We frequent this place for Happy Hour. You must sit in the bar and it gets crowded early. The drinks are well priced and the small plates are spectacular. The shrimp is our favorite, followed by the beef filet, calamari, andouille, and guacamole. All good all the time. Great service to boot.

Thank William D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Plz, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401-3716
  • 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?