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El Jalapenos

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1313 W 117th St, Cleveland, OH 44107-3010
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch. The relleno was dried out and tasted like in an ice box. Inedible. The beef taco meet was tasteless. Husband had the enchilada 4-some place and spent the entire afternoon not knowing which way it was going to go [up or down]. Signature caso was watery and lacked any 'special seasonings". Worst in all our national travels.

1 Thank swimming315
Level Contributor
72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This may not be the very best Mexican restaurant but it sure is good, with a huge menu and great margaritas.

Thank Stephen D
Youngstown, Ohio
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stopped for a quick dinner on a Friday evening and the place was packed! We only had to wait 15 min which isn't bad. Wait staff was quick and efficient. Dinner was very good too.

Thank Tarfunda
Westlake, Ohio
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Ever since I moved north and east of the Missouri River, I knew to stay away from Mexican food. I just wanted some so badly. I grew up privy to some of the most authentic Mexican food possible. This place has hints of authentic flavors in each dish. So what I'm saying is that they water down the flavors for... More 

Thank S T
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

You've got to try their food it is really authentic and reasonably priced. I had a healthy portion size for only 7 bucks

Thank Julia C
Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the flautas and I loved them! Perfectly crunchy and tasty. The Margaritas are good as well, I was not too fond of their chips and salsa, but that's just a filler anyway. I also tried a bite of my friend's burrito and it was very good!

Thank Kelsey K
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Always a go to for great Mexican food and fast service! Love the seafood chimichangas! Won't break the bank.

Thank McCrackens2013
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

6 of us at the last minute decided to meet there for a bite to eat (8pm). Walked in they had a table for us. Friendly fast service, and great food. I have never had a bad meal there. Highly recommended !!

Thank Ric S
Lakewood, Ohio
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered via cell phone to have our food ready for us to pick up. We arrived 30 minutes after we ordered. The fòod was not ready. We had to wait to for the order to be cooked. I ordered quesidillas and this was the absolute worse quesadilla I have ever had. I will never order food here again.

Thank goldcoasttenant
Parma, Italy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went in and it was dark. The place seems like it needs a redo. The waiter was very accommodating. Our food came out in a timely manner but it wasn't very hot, warm at best . I ordered my favorite dish Chili Rellanos , refried beans and rice. The peppers weren't cooked they were still hard. The rice and... More 

Thank m0mmabear3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 W 117th St, Cleveland, OH 44107-3010
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-226-9765

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