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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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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
Hometown friendliness

In my lifetime (long), I have never fallen in love with a restaurant staff. Things change. This place is not a restaurant....it is a place to look forward to going to. The staff is so very friendly....always making you welcomed...and the food/service unmatched. All this at a very reasonable price... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jack C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In my lifetime (long), I have never fallen in love with a restaurant staff. Things change. This place is not a restaurant....it is a place to look forward to going to. The staff is so very friendly....always making you welcomed...and the food/service unmatched. All this at a very reasonable price range. Ohhhh...the Margaritas are the very best....I keep trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Scrumptious warm tortilla chips & salsa, strong top shelf margaritas, good hot food. Sports on TVs. Full bar, Latinos, busy on weekends.

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Lilburn, GA
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

El Jinete is one of the best local Mexican Restaurants in the Gwinnett County area. The portions are large, food is served hot and fresh and the waiters are some of the most attentive in any restaurant in the area! Try them out and you will love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 547 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Additional Information about El Jinete Mexican Restaurant

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

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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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