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314 N 2nd Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1421
+1 208-263-2995
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my son's favorite restaurant. They are very accommodating for large groups and families. I recommend the Mexican Chalupa and the huckleberry lemonade, my favorites. My husband orders the Enchiladas Suiza almost every time. The other thing we like is the prices, which are reasonable. The food comes quickly too. This is our go-to spot when we're in a... More 

Thank saraslyexplorer
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thank you for continuing to choose Jalapenos and for sharing your feedback! Please give your son a high five for us - he has great taste! More 

Sandpoint, Idaho
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

When I have friends who like "typical" Mexican food, this is where I go. The food is fine, cooked and presented nicely, but nothing unusual. However, the service here is really excellent and their margueritas good.

Thank Kam M
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us to your friends! We'd like to make a better impression on you and we'll keep trying! More 

Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

First of all, i have to say that the chips and salsa were fantastic. the rest of the meal was pretty good, but the salsas were really impressive. Now then, the waitress: she seemed to be fairly inconvenienced by our visit, and even came across as a little snappy.. I'm not high and mighty by any means, but i don't... More 

Thank Russell P
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Russell. I take it very seriously. I'm glad our famous chips and salsa hit the mark, and apologize for the service experience. We strive for much more and usually deliver. Please consider giving us another chance on your next visit to Sandpoint. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Good mexican food, very popular, so crowded at dinner time. Service was fast and efficient. Cute tshirts and decor

Thank Sheri B
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thank you Sheri! I hope we see you again soon. More 

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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

No competition to this, the BEST mexican restaurant in town. This is a standard stop for our family as we hit Sandpoint throughout the summer as well as winter. Seems like a family run place but I'm not sure. In any case, the service is good, fast and the food excellent. If you want mexican food while in town this... More 

Thank T W
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thanks so much TW! Much appreciated. More 

Tucson, AZ
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food. Poor beer selection. Reasonably priced. Street parking is a challenge. There is a public parking lot about 2 short blocks away.

Thank Patrice H
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thanks Patrice! More 

Post Falls, Idaho
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've eaten here a handful of times... Never have had a problem with the staff and we enjoy eating outside but the food isn't very consistent. What's good varies one visit to the next. For example, my mom and I both ordered the huckleberry lemonade. Hers was delicious, mine tasted completely watered down. She has commented on the difference in... More 

Thank 1Candyboo1
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thank you for posting. We strive to deliver a consistent quality experience every time - I'm sorry this has not been your experience. I take your feedback seriously and will strive to do better on your return. More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The interior is kinda campy fun. A random waterfall, a big fish tank with a 15 year old blood parrot, and fun lighting. Servers are very nice and they provide both a hot and mild salsa upon sitting. My Carne Asada was tasty. Nothing exciting. But I would return.

Thank pontevedragirl
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing. I hope we deliver a more impressive experience on your next visit. More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We liked the salsa and the street tacos. The tamales and chili relleno were bland. Our server was good, she was accommodating. The pork burritos were ok.

Thank Adam S
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing, Adam S. I take your feedback seriously. Help me get your food experience to 4 stars. Did you try adding our hot salsa to flavor to your taste? More 

West Yellowstone, Montana
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

While my preference is smaller more authentic Mexican restaurants this place was lively, the food as good as the larger chains offering Mexican food. Service was good but I'll keep looking for my favorite Mexican restaurant in Idaho. The search continues.

Thank Terry J
Jalapeños S, Owner at Jalapenos, responded to this review

Thank you Terry J. I'd love to hear how we could improve your experience to 4 stars. Please be sure to stop in often to share what you find. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 N 2nd Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-263-2995

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