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El Mazatlan

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105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
270-773-7448
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 203
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 8
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great affordable dinner after a long day

Nice dinner option after spending the day at Mammoth Cave. It was recommended in one of the guide books we use and they were right. Both the food and service were great. We had dinner out on the patio - good margaritas and carne asada. We definitely ate our fill and the bill was very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Julie V
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Frederick, Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice dinner option after spending the day at Mammoth Cave. It was recommended in one of the guide books we use and they were right. Both the food and service were great. We had dinner out on the patio - good margaritas and carne asada. We definitely ate our fill and the bill was very reasonable.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food and service were great. Best fajitas I've had in a long time. The whole family left stuffed!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Pretty good Mexican food for being in Kentucky. We just came from Texas and normally nothing is as good as Tex-Mex! This place was not bad and would stop again.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner two nights in a row here while visiting Mammoth Cave National Park. The service was fast and friendly, the food was excellent, and the prices were reasonable. The restaurant was crowded both nights, but we were seated right away. I highly recommend the enchiladas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In a city full of fast food it was refreshing to have an authentic family dining experience. It was wonderful-served quick and the margaritas were powerful. :)

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Perhaps the only place in town with good vegetarian options. They clearly use fresh ingredients and the service was very prompt and friendly.

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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is the place to go for friendly services great Mexican food. Staff was great. Food was the best I have ever had and it was walking distance from our hotel.

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Riverview, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The meals were very plentiful. Both times I visited my meals were in front of me within 10 minutes of me sitting down. The food was delicious and the portions were more than enough. For those looking for a Mexican restaurant in the area this is it. Next time I will try the outdoor patio seating for something different,

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Charlotte, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and are so glad we went! We were seated promptly and the staff was really friendly. Our waitress was super nice and recommended an amazing dessert. Portions were HUGE. Food was Delicious!!! Highly recommend to anyone in the Cave City area.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I ordered from the Lunch menu, it's okay for meat eaters. But they upcharged me $2 for substitituting for fish in the tacos. When I got my order it was a 3.5 inch piece of fish, .5 inch in diameter and whatever space left was taken up by white cheese. It was mostly cheese, I just ate my meal cause... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Cave City
  • Phone Number: 270-773-7448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?