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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” (129 reviews)
“guacamole” (49 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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85 Forest Drive, Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I have recently discovered we love the variation of tastes and textures offered by dining on the tapas menu. Between the fresh Scallops, Tamale, Spanish and Mexican Chorizo offerings we couldn't have enjoyed a more wonderful Lunch/Dinner or what we refer to...More

Thank sooze001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rarely even have a bad meal at Jalenpeno's. All dishes are high quality and the drinks, margerita's just right. Our only grip was the service. Took forever to see the waitress, with no apologies. Drinks coming to the table took for ever. Just put...More

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a casual dinner close to our hotel and went here based on other Trip Advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. Husband had fish tostadas and shrimp tacos which were small plates - tapas. I had fajitas. We loved our food and the margaritas....More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deceptive exterior in a strip mall. Inside nicely decorated and cozy. We ordered duck, fajitas, and spinach salad from the tapas menu, but everything looked delicious. Service was prompt and friendly, food was excellent.

Thank wdavis76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So in all the years that I have been traveling back and forth to Annapolis, I had yet to even hear about this fantastic restaurant until a former Eastporter introduced me to Jalapenos. So this past weekend, on a Friday night no less, we ventured...More

Thank PirateGirl529
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 September 2017 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 23 August 2017 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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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