Jalapeños Mexican Food

t’s been ages since we’ve been out for Mexican food. For our first dinner of the trip, we decided to try Jalapeños Mexican Food. It’s located beside a Super Save gas station.

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Signs outside.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Saturday (around 5:00pm). The inside is colourful in typical Mexican fashion with lively music to match. Service is friendly with one worker manning the front.

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The two page menu consists of breakfast, plates, tacos/tortas, burritos/quesadillas, burgers, appetizers and desserts.

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They have some cheap weekday specials ($10.99 to $11.99) and pozle ($12.99) on the weekends.

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They brought two hot sauces: a mild and a hotter one.

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Horchata ($2.50)
DSC02761Menu says it’s homemade but taste was mundane and generic.

3x Tacos ($3.99 each)
DSC02771We tried a fish, al pastor and carnitas tacos.

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The fish one was terrible; you remember fish sticks out of a box? That’s what this was with a thousand island type sauce and iceberg lettuce.

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The al pastor was salty and slightly overcooked.

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Carnitas was a touch better but bland. They give you a good portion of meat but overall, tacos were disappointing.

Tampiqueña (#17) ($15.99)
DSC02764Sirloin steak, two enchiladas, rice, beans, salad and a side of tortillas.

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Steak was bigger than we expected, flat style and thin.

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The enchiladas had a good amount of chicken but the red sauce lacked depth and flavour. Mostly one-dimensional. Beans were better than average. Rice and salad were unmemorable.

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JMF didn’t satisfy my Mexican cravings. This is why I usually wait to cross the border to get my fix.

Jalapeños Mexican Food
https://www.facebook.com/jalapenosmexicanfoodnanaimo/
450-B Wakesiah Avenue
Nanaimo, BC
(778) 441-4020