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El Jimador Mexican Restaurant

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1410 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1728
(573) 761-1616
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good local Mex-Am food

We had lunch (again) while on a business trip to Jeff City. This time we went to the restaurant located on Edgewood Dr. The service was great, we enjoyed the food and will return. If you want 10% off your meal there is usually a coupon in the local yellow ad sheet. El Jimador has a stack of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
KentGlenstedMo
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Glensted Mo
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nothing really special here. Years ago when this restaurant opened it was special and fresh. They took time to make the products and we're always happy to do a special order. Anymore, they're just an also ran. New and better Mexican restaurants of come to town and the quality of the food here has gotten worse. They do not seem... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I ate here 5 years ago and it war great! Came back with family this year to find rude and inattentive staff. No Horchata or real Mexican sodas??? OK so I had to use the bathroom and so did my daughter, we go in and walk back out after seeing both toilets over flowing with feces! I stop a waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Mexican staff were very friendly and took great care to make sure that I knew what I was ordering. Service was very prompt with generous portions of food similar to Mexican cantinas I have eaten in. Preceded with a huge basket of nachos with a jug of salsa and various hot sauces.

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Brighton, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was a surprise treasure. Excellent Mexican food. Reasonably priced with attentive wait staff. Chips and salsa were very good. Entrees were excellent. Dessert was to die for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great people. I have this location saved to my gps so that it can become a "must stop" anytime we come to Jeff City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excellent Mexican restaurant. ..great staff...lots of seating...serve food quickly for folks on a lunch hour...decently priced...can't go wrong eating here

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Jacksonville, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This restaurant has been around Jeff City in several locations for at least 10 years now. We go to Mexico every winter and this is the real deal as far as authentic mexican food. We like the "a little bit of everything" and split it between ourselves with a half pitcher of their margaritas. It's a great meal for under... More 

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Glensted Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had lunch (again) while on a business trip to Jeff City. This time we went to the restaurant located on Edgewood Dr. The service was great, we enjoyed the food and will return. If you want 10% off your meal there is usually a coupon in the local yellow ad sheet. El Jimador has a stack of the ad... More 

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Missouri
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Have eaten in this place for almost 7 years and am sad to say, I doubt I will be back. It has really gone downhill. La Bamba which closed three years ago was better. El Espolon is good. The last time here I ended up with severe digestive issues and the chicken in the chimichanga was so dry only the... More 

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Arnold Mo.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very busy place for dinner. Food was typical Mexican fare but very tasty. Service was fast and friendly. I would recommend if you are in the mood for south of the border food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1410 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: (573) 761-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?