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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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  • 185
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 7
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  • 7
    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
Monday & Tuesday 2 for 1 Margaritas!

The food was not awesome but very good and the margaritas were excellent and what a bargain, $3.75 for 12oz and you get a 2nd one free! We arrived in Cave City on a Monday and went to El Mazatlan for dinner... we enjoyed our experience so much we returned to El Mazatlan Tuesday night after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Karen S
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was not awesome but very good and the margaritas were excellent and what a bargain, $3.75 for 12oz and you get a 2nd one free! We arrived in Cave City on a Monday and went to El Mazatlan for dinner... we enjoyed our experience so much we returned to El Mazatlan Tuesday night after spending the day zip... More 

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Livonia, Mi
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service was very good. Waiter was attentive. Chips were a little stale but the salsa was good. We had two separate dishes and they looked identical, except one had guacamole and tortillas and the other didn't. Again basic mexican food, but would not be my first choice.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Caveat: I did not enjoy my brochettas (kabob). The chicken on one was undercooked and the steak wasn't appealing either. That said, I had a good margarita and everyone else in our party seemed to enjoy their dinner. My flan was very tasty. Very good staff. Not a lot of options in Cave City but this was more than decent.

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Boston
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely among the better meals we had in the area and reasonably priced ($35 for two entrees and 4 margaritas). The decor is very traditional Mexican/tex-mex restaurant. We went out on the patio (note: they do allow smoking on the patio so that could be good or bad depending on your preference). The food was good but average. I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Get the shrimp! FRESH shrimp, not frozen. i had a shrimp quesadilla and it was AMAZING. it was absolutely huge too. the plate was like a 12x12 square and the quesadilla was half the plate! those grilled fresh shrimp were so delicious! The price was more than fair for how much food you got. The service was faster than i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had fast service, hot dinner, filling. Friendly staff. Would go again. Much better than cracker barrel here.

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west virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the only place we decided to eat at the three nights we stayed. All the other establishments are very dated and disappointing before you even decided to eat there. We were also told by many locals to stay away from some of them so the choice was easy after eating here the first night. We will stop here... More 

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Shelbyville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place to eat! Family vacation. Food is 10 stars. Margaritas are tasty! Clean, great staff, food is priced well for value.

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were very happy with our experience here. We were pleased with the food, drink, service, pricing, and the restaurant as a whole. Our family likes to try different local restaurants (instead of chains) when we travel, and we would all recommend this as an excellent choice while saying in Cave City.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Edible but nothing special at all. Cold food.... the cheese wasn't even melted on my tiny burrito. Smallest chimichanga I've ever seen and just overall bland food. I'm baffled how people accept such horrible Mexican food. If it was actually good it would be exploding with taste and flavor. This is an all too common problem and finding something authentic... More 

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Additional Information about El Mazatlan

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

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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?