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501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
+1 360-671-3099
11:00 - 22:30
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Forest Grove, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great visit with our family there. Service was fair,we had to ask for refills on our water,drinks and chips. Food was average nothing to boost about. I placed an order to go and asked for it to be made when we were done ,it was brought to our table half way through our meal ~ UGH!!!

Thank Donna A
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We love this place. Good food. This place is a bit of a dive it needs a remodel but we still like it. The fairhaven location is way nicer. Great happy hour.

Thank Andrew S
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have been told many times by friends that we needed to go to Jalapenos for Happy Hour but here never seems to be enough time. Last weekend we made the time and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was great. They have a number of different salsas that you can order. The pineapple one... More 

Thank jenjensavage
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We chose to eat here before our movie. The chips were hard and when we stated that the salsa was too spicy he brought out hot tomato sauce. My Margarita was yummy and my platter was alright. A little spendy for the quality of food but everyone has their own taste.

Thank Amy Chavez- M
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Found the service very slow, food cold when it finally arrived. Plus it ranked right up there with the most expensive Mexican Restaurants. For the money I spent I expect excellent food and good service. Guess I'm just old school.

Thank Richard B
Birch Bay, Washington
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We moved north of Bellingham about a year ago, and tried several Mexican restaurants since then. Jalepenos is our favorite - we really like the downtown restaurant on the waterfront, which has indoor and outdoor seating. The Fairhaven location is also good, but we prefer the one downtown. The margaritas are excellent - I love the blended peach one and... More 

Thank Margot S S
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

You won't be disappointed in the selection or quality of authentic Mexican food and drinks. The salsa and chips are exactly what you'd get in Mexico! It's not fancy but has good ambience - you feel like it could be in Mexico. This location also has a great patio not far from the water which is perfect on a sunny... More 

Thank Lora D
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I tried Jalapeños for the first time during happy hour. The greeting before and after the meal was good with a nice staff and service. Ambience was rustic and different. The tacos were not what I expected. They were very small on corn tortillas. I ordered 3 taco carnitas. The meat lacked flavor. There is a condiment station with lettuce,... More 

Thank 214barryh
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Food is always hot and quick, great atmosphere. The margaritas are also very good. I like the downtown one but also the Barkley Sqare is good too.

Thank dnotodiaz
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love this place, but it sure gets crowded because it's so popular. I tend to go later when the crowds thin out. The Mamá Grande margarita is lethal. Go easy. I love the variety of salsas. You can get a sample with several of them, that range from mild to three-alarm. I always get combination fajitas, served sizzling on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-671-3099

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