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Jalapeno Armenia Mexican Restaurant | Colombia Backpacking



Avenida Bolivar #14N-20

Jalapeno is located in the northern part of Armenia, right on Avenida Bolivar, and very close to Armenia's only youth hostel, Casa Quimbaya. It offers reasonably good Mexican food at rather expensive prices, especially for Armenia.


The typical Mexican fare includes tacos, burritos, flautas, quesadillas, and totopos. As usual, you have the choice of chicken, pork, beef, or chorizo. The food is reasonably authentically Mexican, but it lacks a little pizzazz, and I was left a bit disappointed. Especially when you are paying prices that you would expect to find in a Mexican restaurant in the United States, not in Armenia, Colombia.

Additionally, the red and green sauces, that you'll find at virtually any Mexican restaurant, left much to be desired. All in all, if you really want Mexican in Armenia, go for it, but this is not a great restaurant in many respects. I sampled the chicken tacos and the beef burrito. While I will say that the beef was flavorful and well cooked, all in all, the food was rather lackluster.

On the bright side, the service and ambience are delightful.

Food: 6
Value: 5
Service: 8
Ambience: 8

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