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“Authentic Fresh Quality Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Smiling Jack's

Smiling Jack's
Ranked #12 of 219 Restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Falkirk
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“Authentic Fresh Quality Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

The lunch menu had so many options for what is usually a limited menu. The chilli and enchiladas were so fresh and tasty and the quality of the food worthy of note ! Polite friendly service helped us choose our selection of food and we were amaze at the quantity of the food on our plates when it was served. After managing half the food we released that quantity had not been utilised in preference to Quality - both were very much included.
Lovely atmosphere built up during our lunch as more people and groups descend on the restaurant.
Looks like the Quality and Quantity of the food had already made it's mark with locals and visitors alike. Well Worth a Visit!

  • Visited July 2014
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“A spot of lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We decided to try smiling jacks for lunch for a change & we are very happy we did. The whole experience was a ten out of ten. The menu had so much to choose from & that was also including the express menu. I will definitely be back, so much left to try on the menu.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Babyhamill
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Don't be put off by the exterior, it may be small and unassuming but inside the service and food were excellent. We had starters and mains which the staff were happy to accommodate when we said we wanted to share by providing extra plates etc. The best mexican food we have had!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank swissmaid21
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STIRLING
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“Loved It!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Thought we would try the new smiling jacks.. I prefer it to the previous owners.. Food wonderful, my hubby had a mix meat grill and he raved about the steak.. Puddings were fab!! A nice touch having a free prize draw.. Waitress was so lovely.. Hope to be back soon :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Best fajitas in a long time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We found this place through TripAdvisor and decided to go based on the good feedback. We had a lovely meal; the best fajitas we've had in a long time. It was great value for money and the service was excellent. I wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank CJSc0tt
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