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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Huge portions at a reasonable price

Waiter was friendly, and quick getting to our table to make sure everything was okay, and to kept the nachos and drinks full while we were waiting for the meal. The double order of fajitas can feed 3-4 people and the meat was amazingly well prepared/ seasoned. Waiter received a tip that was close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
David W
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Waiter was friendly, and quick getting to our table to make sure everything was okay, and to kept the nachos and drinks full while we were waiting for the meal. The double order of fajitas can feed 3-4 people and the meat was amazingly well prepared/ seasoned. Waiter received a tip that was close to 40 percent for his close... More 

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cincinnati
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good Mexican food, large portions, good margaritas reasonable prices. The waitress we had was very friendly. They also have an outdoor patio for dining. Would definitely return.

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Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a surprise! This was by far some of the best Mexican food I've had. We inhaled it after spending the day at Mammoth Cave. Well worth the price - great stop in Cave City

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mexican Food!!! I think this is the best restaurant in the Cave City. The food is well cooked and well prepared. It's really tasty and yummy. The food portion is large... Try Pina Fajita if you like Mexican Fajita... lookings fun and tastes very good. Has pineapple flavor in it!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The portions were large and very good.I enjoyed the Shrimp chimichanga very much. I didn't think their salsa was very good- they set out a small dish for the table. But everyone enjoyed their meal.

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geneseo il
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We walked over here from our motel based on other TripAdvisor reviews. I must say they were correct. This is one of the best Mexican restaurants we have ever encountered. A very extensive menu and quality seafood, not what I expected to find in Cave City KY.The shrimp in the Chilaquiles were fantastic and very fairly priced. We will definitely... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food was phenomenal. Large portions and reasonable cost. Family of 4 ate with 3 alcoholic drinks for $63 tip included. Very nice atmosphere as well. Highly recommend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Enjoyed drinks and appetizers here last night. The waiter's English was modest (not complaining - my Spanish is limited too), so be prepared to over-communicate. The chips and salsa are good and the chicken nachos were fair. No complaints - the place is VERY clean and we all had a good time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

While vacationing in the area we stopped in to give it a try. Our food & service was slightly above average or expected. Nothing was out of this world but nothing was bad either. Although I do have to say their salsa was a little tasteless - and they only initially bring one small bowl for everyone to share. I... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were in the area a year ago visiting Mammoth Cave and we stopped in for dinner. It was so great we came back again later in the week. We loved it so much that there was no question that we would be back again this year when visiting the caves. We have a local Mexican restaurant at home that... 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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?