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El Mazatlan

105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
270-773-7448
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Cave City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I'm surprised at all the great reviews. I have been to many Mexican restaurants and this one is near the bottom. Things started out bad with the salsa. It's like they opened a can of tomato sauce and put it in a bowl. I had to ask the waiter 3 times to fill my water glass. My margarita was very... More

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Paris KY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'm sure most would not expect nothing more than a Taco Bell in a place like Cave City KY, but in my travels there has never been a place that does not have a Mexican restaurant and Cave City is no exception. The difference is this is actually a good one! Ate here for lunch, all 4 of us loved... More

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very good steak fajitas and margaritas. Great happy hour specials. The kids loved their quesadillas and hot dog. Nice to find a non chain and non fast food restaurant with some ambiance in a very rural area.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our hotel told us to go here for the most authentic Mexican and only one of two restaurants in the county that serve alcohol in this dry county. I accidentally ended up going to their sister location, the one that doesn't serve alcohol. My mistake with my gps. Gardner st does serve alcohol but not on Sundays. Large menu, fair... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very pleased with the food, service, and appearance. Definitely worth the visit when in the Mammoth Cave area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were so surprised to find this restaurant! What a wonderful and authentic place. My daughter does not even like Mexican food and she just loved her meal there. The waiters were a bit overworked, but we would definitely come here again.

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USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four had a great meal and a great value. Tomatilla salsa was great. Had the California burrito. Huge and fantastic.

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Dundas, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Who woulda thunk it? Outstanding Mexican food in Cave City, Kentucky - in fact, probably the best Mexican food my wife and I have had. My camerones jalisco consisted of 10 bacon wrapped shrimp over a bed of fried onions and peppers with rice and refried beans. The shrimp were done to perfection. My wife's camerones chimichanga was very light... More

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Kettering, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We took our son here for his 8th b-day while traveling to the caves. The food was great and the staff made a fun spectacle of him for his b-day.

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Niles, Mi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you enjoy Mexican food this is the place. My wife and I enjoyed our meal a long with the excellent and attentive service. If you are in the Cave City area this is the place to go for a Mexican style meal.

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