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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
+1 410-266-7580
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (130 reviews)
“guacamole” (48 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at a nearby hotel and based on Trip Advisor reviews we decided to eat a late dinner here. It happened to be Thursday night and to our surprise they stay open late and have happy hour from 9 - 11. The have a...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here in a while and were not disappointed. The margaritas and food we're delicious. Two months later and we're still talking about the banana chimichanga.

Thank jcober1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our evening at Jalepenos. Ambiance is friendly and inviting. We all ordered entrees and several tapas to share plus guacamole-best guacamole I've ever had- and i order it every chance I get. All of the food was unique and delicious. We also had...More

Thank jnfrdm2011
Reviewed 16 August 2017

After reading all the reviews of high praise, we came away disappointed for our anniversary dinner. Yes, nice decor inside, yes a favorite among locals, yes expensive and specialized. Like BBQ, Mexican cuisine depends on what you are used to and what your expect...not a...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Being in a strip mall you never know what to expect, but walking through the door of Jalapeno's you are greeted with wonderful smells and a very calming atmosphere. The food is a combination of Spanish and Mexican with a great selection of wines or...More

Thank cisannapolisgm
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Jalapeno's makes the best guacamole and it is served with warmed tortilla chips. Happy hour prices rock!

Thank MagJoe2015
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My family and I were seated right away. The server explained the menu items and was very friendly. To me the food was simply okay. However all said and done, my family had a good time.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

In a strip mall and understated, this place out-performs! We shared a pitcher of sangria and about 8 tapas among 6 people and we were very happy! I think the croquetas were my favorite, but they were all good!

Thank Colleen P
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My wife had the shrimp fajitas and I had the duck along with fried calamari. There's a reason this place is top rated. Very classy and high end food. Love it.

Thank Liquid114
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I met a friend here on a Sunday night, and there was a short wait, but we were able to sit in the bar area until our names were called. The place was packed! Our waiter was friendly and relaxed, so our dining experience was...More

Thank BiscuitSouth
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Jane P
22 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
Agree with John B. You will have lots of options...from excellent appetizers, to small plates, to main entrees. Their guacamole is extraordinary, served in a heavy iron kettle with freshly made corn chips. That alone could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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