Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lunch at Jalapenos

14 January 2012: Today Tony and I had lunch with my dad and brother, a belated Christmas get together. We went to Jalapenos, a Mexican-Spanish restaurant, located in a strip mall in Annapolis, MD. While the area doesn't seem inviting, the interior of the restaurant welcomes us along with the owner who greets us at the door. There are murals on the walls along with colorful ceramic plates. Near the entrance is a glass waterfall. The place is cozy and warm.

Our waitress was quick to serve us fresh-made salsa and chips. A variety of music is played in the background, although dad thought it was a litte too loud.

Tony ordered the Ropa Vieja, which is actually a Cuban dish of shredded beef sauteed with onions, tomatoes, pimentos, garlic, and wine, along with fried plantains. Spanish rice and black beans were also included. He enjoyed his dish very much.Dad and I each ordered the Tacos de Carnitas, three corn tortillas filled with tender shredded pork, guacamole, cilantro and onions, which is served with a spicy and tangy sauce. Spanish rice and black beans are included in the $10 entree. This is one of my favorite dishes. The pork was very tender and flavorful.
Charlie had a chicken burrito, which was pretty big in size. Another good dish.

Spanish hats, castanets and a fan hang on the wall near the entrance.

All in all, it was a very good lunch. The food was good and service was prompt.

Forest Plaza Shopping Center,
85 Forest Drive,
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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