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Three Jalapenos in Mamaroneck

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jhopp217 Feb 24, 2008 07:57 AM

I went there last night and had a very nice meal. The chips and salsa were good. Nice salsa, not too hot, but enough of a kick. My friends and I split the combination platter for an appetizer. Tons of food for three people, almost too much. A little soggy and the mini tacos were cold, but a little crisper and the taste would have been fine. I had the creamy corn soup which was very tasty. I was extremely happy and somehwat stuffed by the time my entree came out. I got the Snapper Veracruzana. It was absolutely sensational. Perfectly cooked, seasoned, and just the right portion. I'm not even the biggest snapper fan, and this was delicious. I did notice the prices are a little higher than most mexiacan places, but definitely worth it for what I had.

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  1. AManHastoEat RE: jhopp217 Feb 24, 2008 08:08 AM

    I haven't been there in a long time, but they must be doing something right because that location is a bit of turnstile and they have been in business, or at least the name has remained the same, for some time now.

    I can easily remember a Cactus Jacks and a barbecue place there in before it became Three Jalapenos.

    Glad you had a good meal.

    James

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      roxlet RE: AManHastoEat Feb 24, 2008 10:54 AM

      We ate there a couple of years ago and found the food to be horrid! I am always surprised that it is still there. maybe it has a different cook than when we were there...

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      Avalondaughter RE: jhopp217 Feb 25, 2008 11:26 AM

      This is the third incarnation of a Mexican restaurant in that location. I like it, but I don't think it's any better or worse than most places.

      I do miss the old Hogwash (previously mentioned barbecue place) that was in that location before the Mexican food took over. I loved their ribs and their smoked duck cakes.

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        dolores RE: Avalondaughter Feb 25, 2008 11:37 AM

        Hogwash! That was the place. I enjoyed that restaurant. Wow, they weren't here very long, were they? I also liked Don Emilio's when Don Emilio was there, before Hogwash.

        Three Jalapenos isn't bad. They're on a par with Cactus Jack and Tequila Sunrise. Those restaurants have their place, along with all the other Mexican in Westchester.

        Now, if we'd just get a Vietnamese or more Thai or more real BBQ.

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          jhopp217 RE: dolores Feb 26, 2008 01:01 PM

          Doloros, I haven't been but I hear Q's in Port Chester is great. I really think BBQ is hard to judge by others comments though. I went to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem and had heard it's the best around, then when we got there it was an hour wait with a reservation, so I started expecting some serious eats. I hated it. Everything was so dry and tasteless. I went with 10 people and 6 of them thought it was delicious and four of us hated it. It's so hard with BBQ.

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            dolores RE: jhopp217 Feb 26, 2008 01:57 PM

            jhopp217, I wasn't impressed with Q. I didn't like the faux cafeteria vibe, and the food was just okay. I've had the real stuff down below the M-D line, and this wasn't it.

            I have Big W on my list of 'must try', but of course it isn't Westchester.

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