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Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
+1 978-283-8228
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant on Main Street - but you have to go when JOE is playing piano to really enjoy the night fully. I think he still plays on Thursday nights, but call ahead because sometimes it is Saturdays too. Enjoy the food, drinks and a terrific piano player who can play anything you ask. If you like, you can... More 

Thank H2134HSkarenf
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day driving over 750 miles my wife asked me if I wanted to get some take out from Jalapenos. The food is great, the steak tip burrito with salad yellow rice and green sauce is out of this world. Prices are what you would expect from a great Mexican restaurant but probably 20% less than what you would... More 

Thank Christian D
Washington, D.C.
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good, hearty food, casual environment. Have been several times; always reliable. Very reasonably priced.

Thank TJfromDC
Cape Ann, MA
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fun friendly and welcoming. Solid menu with excellent daily specials. Outstanding margarita menu. Consistently good dishes. Can get pretty noisy. Good for families.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Dedham, MA
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My first visit yesterday, and what a big surprise treat. The cilantro sauce is homemade and the most delicious I've ever tasted. Spread the word about this place, yum!

Thank janepodo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped in for a drink with the lady and a queso fundido app. Drinks were sub par and the fundido was terrible. The chips were cold and the salsa was average, at best.

Thank Matt B
Forli, Italy
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

When i'm in town i use to go to dinner in this restaurant! And i just can say their food is perfect!

Thank Ferro63
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We ate at Jalapeno's with friends during the recent summer block party. Most Main St restaurants offer outdoor seating for the special event and, despite the fact that no reservations were accepted, we scored a great table and an excellent waiter. Joe was quick, efficient and full of personality. My husband and I ordered the Chicken Quesadillas, the others in... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is on of the best restaurants serving quality Mexican food and very good margaritas in Gloucester . Actually it is the best Mexican food restaurants I have been to in the north east US.

Thank ecloutier2016
Saugus, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Mexican food is usually not my favorite and I found everything delicious. One of my grandsons liked one of the salsas they put on the tables with the chips so much, I got some to go. Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable and my Margarita was very good!

Thank Corrine D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-8228

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