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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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Couldn't wait to get back

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
AtlTravelQueen
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Marietta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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East Lansing, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Good Margaritas. Good Service. Good Food. Nothing fancy, good meal at reasonable prices. Menus were sticky, and I had to send some food back to be warmed up, but overall, exactly to be expected from a Mexican restaurant in Kentucky.

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Battle Creek, MI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place was so delicious! The clerk at our hotel recommended this and I'm so glad she did. We were seated right away and after a recommendation from our server, our food came out quickly. This spot was a wonderful way to end a fulfilled day. Yummm!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took our grandson and it was awesome. His words. The food is good, service is good, love the decor and the prices a very fair.

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Ohio
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404 reviews 404 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is right across from the Cracker Barrel. My expectations were not real high, as this town is a tourist trap, however I was impressed! The food was great tasting - one of the best mexican meals I've had in a while.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had been eating out for a week while on a road trip trying everything from high end St. Louis restaurants to local hole in the wall spots. We had few choices and low expectations during off season in Cave City, KY. So we were pleasantly surprised at El Mazatlan. Friendly & attentive staff in a cheerful atmosphere. We had... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food was good. The service was good. The price was reasonable. The margaritas were fantastic. If you are going to stay in Cave City, this is the place to eat.

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valparaiso indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This place is a must for a fun atmosphere, good service and good food. We stopped on our way home from spring break and would so stop again. The food was excellent and very reasonable priced with lunch plates for under 7.00. The service was awesome. it was my daughter's birthday so they surprised her with singing, putting a hat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I went here with my wife and the food was great and the staff was really nice. I got the California style boritto with steak it was probably one of the best meals I've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. The boritto was huge! They had really good happy hour deals on beer. It was a great dining experience. I... 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, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?