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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, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Good eats

Very good food. Don't eat the chips because the portions of food are huge. Margaritas were very good. I would sit outside as we got pestered by the bugs. Otherwise a winner

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Milwaukee
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Milwaukee
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good food. Don't eat the chips because the portions of food are huge. Margaritas were very good. I would sit outside as we got pestered by the bugs. Otherwise a winner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Was visiting Mammoth Cave and was looking for a place to eat. Found this place, very busy with locals and visitors like us. We got seated quickly and order our food. I have to say it was one of the best Mexican meal I have had other than LA! Good portions and reasonably priced! Will com back!

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I don't know what was worse, the food or the service?! The flautas weren't even rolled up into a nice "flute" shape. More like a mangled fried taco DRIPPING with OIL, ugh!! And my daughter's combo was just horrible. I can't even describe it in words... You would think that when the server saw that we hadn't touched anything on... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We very much enjoyed our meal at El Mazatlan. The restaurant was clean and well run. The service was excellent. We certainly left satisfied.

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Dayton, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem in this small town. It had a nice are inside to eat it also had a patio outside. It got a little loud inside at times from people talking but overall the food and service was great!!!!

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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! Completely surprised by this place. Good, authentic Mexican food in a chill and relaxed environment. $15 margarita pitchers and great Fajitas! I've eaten a lot worse in Chicago. Good service too.

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Cincy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Appeared to be packed but they sat us immediately. Wait staff was quick and attentive. The 2 food dishes we ordered were plentiful and very good. Chips were average. Would happily eat here again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We are form south Texas where you can get real Spanish food. We stopped and ate here yesterday and oh my are they on point. The carne Asad was perfect. The chicken and shrimp fajita had a flavor 2nd to none. Love this place. We will be back

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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I would definitely have this on my stop again in Cave City... the service was wonderful, the food delicious, and the location so close to everything. If you only have one stop, make it this restaurant. I just wish we hadn't ate here on our last day... if we had it our first day, we could have gone back a... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were visiting the caves and were very pleased with our service and the quality/quantity of food received. They also have a liquor license which the steak house we ate at did not. It was my son's birthday and they placed a hat on him, sang and gave him a free desert. Would recommend eating here and having a great... 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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