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Howling Wolf Taqueria

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€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
+1 978-744-9653
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Lynn, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a new restaurant with good quality food for a reasonable price. Our daughter, a Salem State student, recommended Howling Wolf. After searching, and coming up short, we decided to give this place a try. It was late (well for us) about 9pm when we arrived and I was surprised to see how busy it was. It... More 

Thank SMH333
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food has always been consistently good. There is usually a wait. Everyone seems to like it here.Its nice in summer because there is some outside seating. .never had a bad meal. Staff is really friendly. Its a good value.

Thank 204paulaa
Quincy, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our teenager daughter and her friend here for a late lunch while visiting Salem. It was an easy pleaser for all, from the guac to the tacos and sides of rice and beans. We all enjoyed the food and the girls even tried some ceviche which we enjoyed as well. The table was full, with fajitas, shrimp tacos,... More 

Thank Grace_K102
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on an extremely busy night, however, even with a packed house and lots of noise our waitress was attentive and extremely pleasant. The food was incredibly good and I would absolutely recommend going.

Thank SimplySarabeth
Salem, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service always a full house. can eat in or take out. Locals or visitors love it. Central location

Thank realtor24
Salem, Massachusetts
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197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I got take out and the food was great for take out. Worth the price and taste for take out. Probly better to dine as it always is but worth a delivery or take out.

Thank Bob K
Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This place never lets me down. Even after new management took over, the place offers great food at great prices. If Tex-Mex fare, music, friends and a salt/sugar rimmed margarita is your thing, you need to visit. Arrive early at prime times as there is often a line (average wait weekend nights 20 mins).

Thank kjayers63
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food was amazing, drinks were on point, and the service was impeccable. Definitely one of the better late night spots in Salem!!

Thank Yadira T
Newton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Interesting and varied cuisine. Draws a younger crowd. A happening place.Seating is inside and out. Good choice of craft beers.

Thank massbayreviewer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

About a year ago the food quality has gone downhill. Sad, was a family favorite. Restaurant changed hands and hasn't been the same since.

Thank Rachel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970-7502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-744-9653
New Mexican cuisine

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