Jalapeño Inferno at Park West

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9832 West Northern Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85345, US

Phone: (623) 440-3181


JALAPENO INFERNO is known locally for an amazing array of exciting promotions, menu features, great specials and many options for dining. Rotating themed menus include the annual Hatch Chile Harvest menu,” 99 Nights of Summer” promotion, Taco Tuesdays and Daily Chefs’ Specials. The hip and lively Cantina features the Valley’s BEST Happy Hour, an enticing Margarita of the Month program and flat screen TV’s for sports viewing. The award winning Margarita Madness menu lists unique and creative Margaritas and craft cocktails. A one of a kind, proprietary JALAPENO INFERNO tequila barrel program has been blended just for us by the amazing craftsmen at Maestro Dobel distillery–try it in one of our margaritas! The Inferno Firewall allows guests to sit back and enjoy the ambiance on those cool Arizona nights. The Scottsdale Road location has the most unique Creekside patio for outdoor dining in all of Scottsdale. An open air Courtyard enhances the experience in Peoria and a “big city feel” upstairs dining room compliments Market Street. The kitchens’ ability to cater your office party, wedding rehearsal dinner or to set aside a private dining area for your large party in the restaurants has proven to be a “home run “for our guests.


Server shayla was amazing, the atmosphere (especially the inside) is modern and bright. We were there on a Saturday at 11 am - we were looking for brunch but Hash was way too packed to wait. We walked in and there was one 1 couple in the bar area. Immediately I thought: why is this cool place dead at this time of day?

This is why: there are only 3 draft beer options, the food is subpar and too gringo. I found a piece of rice in my silverware, the chicken on my salad was dry, my husbands chimi looked like a microwave burrito.

To the owner: some authentic Mexican food, more beer selections, authentic upbeat Latin music, I guarantee that you will have a full house. Also, focus on your brunch menu. Brunch attracts the crowds nowadays. Please take this advise.

A cute place with a lot of potential that is doing a lot of things wrong. No hate on the server again, she was really nice and prompt.

— Luciana

We were in the area. The smells from all the restaurants reminded us it was time for lunch. For kicks the girls and I stopped at Jalapeño Inferno to see if they offered anything gluten free.

Service was great! Eric was the manager working today. What a great guy. He was hostessing, working take out and anything needed in between. He really enjoys his job. He had fun going through extensive training which included trying everything on the menu so he can share first hand any questions about menu items. He was great answering all our questions.

They have a nice sized gluten free menu with real hearty foods, not just rice and beans. We picked the Kid's nachos and my husband chose the Monster Nachos. Portions are definately generous. With a name like Jalapeño Inferno I was expecting more spice. The menu items we chose were pretty simple in flavor. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing. Spending years traveling to Mexico camping on the Beach and staying at resorts flavors were always simple. It just depends on what your like or are in the mood for. The definately do not over salt like many places which is nice and healthy. The girls nachos were glued together from the cheese by the time we got to the car. I definately recommend eating there and with rice and or beans. Not too impressed. Nachos are the girls favorite but they didn't eat them. My husband's Monster Nachos were awesome looking! They provided beans, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and chips on the side. He expected more flavor in the steak, still really enjoyed, but wouldn't order again, but appreciated that they weren't greasy.
I swear they serve 2 type of chips mixed together. The salsa also simple and mild. My favorite was the guacamole again simple in flavor, but bright green and yummy though I can eat an avocado right out of the skin! I really enjoyed their beans as well. We definately will be back again to try more items and their drinks! Rumor has it they have a nice happy hour!

— Jessica

What a great vibe! Park West has an openness to it that makes the entire center warm and welcoming, but there's just something about the patio here that you're immediately drawn to it. I had never heard of Jalapeno Inferno despite their two locations in Scottsdale having been over for over 20 years (let's face it, we all get into our bubbles!). But I asked an Uber driver for some restaurant recommendations in Peoria and when he mentioned this one I knew I had to try it.

As already mentioned, the space itself is big and inviting. The interior has a bar with TVs for a sports bar vibe. There are also tables far enough from this area that could create a totally different experience. I chose to sit on the patio. When I arrived it was warm but a few minutes after the sunset, the staff was gearing up the heaters which were nice! I hope they have misters in the summer.

My server was Tianna and she was great. She made wonderful recommendations, and really the entire staff works together as a team.

Chips & Salsa: The chips were nice and crisp and seemed to be a combination of a few different kinds. The salsa was an attractive red. The only disappointment is that I like my salsa to have a bit of a kick to it and this didn't. Having said that, it did taste and look fresh. If you like tomato and something more middle of the road, you'll love the salsa.

Hatch Cheesy Bean Dip: Fresh-made refried pinto beans amped up with Hatch Chiles and cheesy sauce. To compensate for the lack of kick in the salsa I ordered this and I'm glad I did. Really amazing! The green chile comes through without being overpowering. Recommend!

Mini Fundidos: I spied these as soon as I opened the menu but I didn't order till I asked Tianna if she liked them and she said they were one of her favorites. The portion is six mini flour tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken and topped with jalapeño cream cheese and fresh diced jalapeños. I liked these and the presentation was great. They are a bit heavy. They could be a meal by themselves. Not sure I would order as an appetizer if it's only two people.

Steak Fajitas: Typical fajitas with the sides. Loved the tortillas. To be honest, these were a bit of a letdown. It looked like something you might get at Chili's. The portion size was big enough for two but the meat wasn't particularly well seasoned and the cut was low quality.

As a Mexican restaurant, there is a full bar with many margaritas on offer. Large selection of draft beers. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 3-6 pm. All appetizers are half off with the purchase of a drink. Many drinks are on special as well. It's a great deal! And oddly, even on a Friday night at Happy Hour, the restaurant wasn't packed (too much competition in the center?).

The only negative feedback that I have (and it's an odd one!) is that the restaurant is TOO efficient. When you order something, it's served moments later. When I specifically asked that my fajita order be put in later so I could enjoy the appetizers first, the fajitas still came out pretty fast. I like to take my time with dinner and there were aspects of the meal that felt rushed even though I know the staff didn't mean for it to come off that way. The slowness of the restaurant probably partially contributed to this.

All in all, Jalapeno Inferno has an extensive menu and I can't wait to come back and work my way through it!

— Glen

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