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El Jinete Mexican Restaurant

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3303 Centerville Hwy, Ste 7, Snellville, GA 30039-5914
770-982-1539
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friday Nights

This is the place we like to go to on Friday Nights!! If you don't get there by 5 you will need to wait for a table. But the wait is worth it. See if you can sit in Ramon's section. He treats everyone like family. The food is very good, the margarita's are excellent, but truly it is about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Deborah A
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is the place we like to go to on Friday Nights!! If you don't get there by 5 you will need to wait for a table. But the wait is worth it. See if you can sit in Ramon's section. He treats everyone like family. The food is very good, the margarita's are excellent, but truly it is about... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We've been there so many times because they treat us like family. As all the other local Mexican Restaurants changed their menus, shrunk their portions, and raised their prices, El Jinete has stayed the same & outperformed the competition.

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Ninety Six, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were traveling on Mothers Day and went on Trip Advisor for help as we travelled through Georgia. We hit another winner with El Jiente. It opened at noon, we got there at 12:15 and got right in. By 1:00 the wait line was out the door. That tells you something right there. The chicken fajitas were enough for three... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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198 reviews 198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had heard superlatives about El Jinete from a variety of sources so we wanted to find out for ourselves. We started with margaritas but were disappointed. They were diluted and had no flavor except for the salt on the rim. Luckily everything else was great. The salsa here is among the best we've eaten and that includes our time... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lunch steak fajitas with black beans. ....Soooooooo good...Loved our wait staff also...great price. Three of had fajitas...one had.no 1 on lunch mrnu..Lots of choices .

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Lilburn, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All around bad night. Poor service, bad drink, and lying to people telling them the wait time was 1 hour. In fact, we waited 3 hours. They really need to make some changes. They did not offer any complimentary salsa and chips while waiting. Very little Cinco de Mayo atmosphere. I was not offered any concessions for waiting. I would... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to have a very tasty Mexican meal. The staff is friendly and bend over backwards to give great service. There's always a plate of leftovers that come home with us. The portions are great and the flavor is excellent. Unless there is a catastrophe, we be back again and again. It's a great... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wanted Mexican so I took a look at El Jinete which is nearby. The reviews were positive so in we went. The restaurant was jam packed and there was a waiting list. After we were seated hot fresh chips and salsa were delivered and replenished as needed. Kitchen service w as sliw related to vokume if diners.The appetizers we ordered... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love eating and having drinks at this restaurant. The staff are always friendly...and so are the "regulars" lol! The portion sizes are good and I always need a to-go bag. They are family friendly in the dining area or just want to hang out at the bar.

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our favorite Mexican restaurant. We eat here several times a month and really enjoy the food. Sometimes service is a little lacking but the taste of the food makes up for it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3303 Centerville Hwy, Ste 7, Snellville, GA 30039-5914
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Snellville
  • Phone Number: 770-982-1539

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?