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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Jalapeno's - Review #1

3851 Alton Pkwy Ste B
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 251-8976

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Jalapeño's Exterior

Jalapeño's is probably the closest Mexican restaurant to where I live and serves up servicable Mexican food. A mini-review on their Yahoo! Local listing mentioned a robotic cashier and I am pretty sure that robotic cashier is the one who rung up my order. They enjoy a pretty good reputation among locals who seem to think it's the only alternative to Taco Bell/Del Taco/Rubio's. They've got greasy, greasy chips and so-so salsa. They do have Jarritos soda and that is a plus. I ordered the Chile Colorado platter, hunks of beef smothered in hot sauce that'll make your eyes water. The tortillas that came with it were hot and fresh so I made myself a couple Chile Colorado Tacos. I had a coupon for "Buy One Dinner, Get the Second Dinner Half Off" so my roommate ordered a beef enchilada platter and reported that it was quite good. Don't ask me which of our meals was the one that was half off.

Jalapeño's Food
Beef Enchiladas

Jalapeño's Food
Chile Colorado Platter

Jalapeño's earns a three Speedy Gonzales rating:

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1 comment:

JBT said...

Went to the branch that just opened on El Toro road at the new Arbor development, ordered shrimp tacos off the menu and they were outstanding (come dressed with cabbage, garlic, onion, etc). Similar to Taco Mesa's, though with some real kick at the end. Also ordered one of their low-rent magaritas, which wasn't bad at all, considering the typically bad tequila places like this use. Good call on the chips and salsa - not outstanding, but edible. But the tacos will bring me back, even encourage me to try something else.