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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank santiago f
Maineville, Ohio
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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336 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wow - always good - food very flavorful - bar atmosphere and dining room atmosphere very different - both warm in the right way.

Thank hrbaker2014
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was my first visit to Jalepeno's and we will absolutely be back! The menu provides a wonderful (nearly overwhelming) variety of cuban, spanish, and mexican cuisine - you could stick just to the tapas and have a lovely meal. We enjoyed 3 tapas to start (chorizo - which was outstanding with a nice spice; stuffed jalapeno's - which were... More 

Thank junior_traveler
Annapolis, Maryland
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in an unlikely place (shopping center) is just amazing with an extensive menu of Mexican and Spanish food. The secret is out; what was formerly a local favorite is now widely recognized as a great dining experience.

Thank Jana B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 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?