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“Excellent Mexican food”
Review of Smiling Jack's

Smiling Jack's
Ranked #17 of 221 Restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$33
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, 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!
Alloa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican food”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

This place is a wee gem!! The atmosphere is bright and cheery, the staff are attentive but not intrusive, but mostly the food is fantastic, excellent Mexican food. Only drawback is it is small and is almost always full, reservations recommended.

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Stirling
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Was brought here for my leaving night from my work , we were a group of 8 and had a fantastic meal. Staff were fantastic and made our night brilliant!

Keep up the good work!

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I come to Smiling Jacks regularly with my friends purely for the amazing food! Fantastic prices makes it all the better, I had a 3 course dinner yesterday plus two alcoholic drinks and one soft drink, for £25 (student discount)! Really is a favourite of mine and can't rave about the chicken dishes enough! Options on spiciness too which is fab for all tastes. Also notice discount for armed forces. Friendly staff- nothing is too much trouble!

  • Visited August 2014
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Stirling
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

First time we had been in a few years and it was great!
Food was amazing! Great value on the express lunch menu.
Nice touch on the drinks, got fresh strawberrys and lime in my strawberry and lime cider!
Service was great and food came quickly.
Defiantly be back... Highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2014
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Lunch !!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to have a quick lunch and knowing smiling jacks had recently changed management, we decided to pay it a visit. Whilst it was always one of our favourite places to eat anyway, I have to say it has improved even more. £4.95 for a lunch with over 20 choices was a nice touch and the fact it was open right thru the afternoon was even better. We had a chilli nachos to share as a starter, followed by a spiced pulled beef enchilada and a fresh burger. All 3 meals were superb, were a nice portion size and were freshly made. The whole experience as a recent review said.......was a ten out of ten. Looking forward to an evening meal there very soon.

Visited August 2014
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