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El Jimador Mexican Restaurant

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1410 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1728
(573) 761-1616
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glensted Mo
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for mexican food this is an "OKAY" place. I'm in Jeff City on vacation from California STATE. In Southern California there is basically a Mexican restaurant on every block. Anyways, this place doesn't even compare to a "good" place at home. The waiters were not enthusiastic, I even saw them playing on their phones in the... More 

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Jacksonville, IL
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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here for years and love the food, service, atmosphere and margaritas. Run by Mexican people that have found their "niche" in the US. One of our favorite places in JC, MO!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The waiter was very impatient and nasty , from the time we walked in the door the wait staff that sit,s in the front of the restaurant stared at us and made us feel very uncomfortable . The food was the most horrible and unflavored i,ve ever tasted . I guess the people that gave good reviews have never tasted... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant every time I've visited Jefferson City Mo. I've even visited the location in Lake of the Ozarks Mo. I am never disappointed & the food is always excellent!!! I love Mexican food including Tex Mex, Authentic Mexican, Salvadoran Cuisine, etc. & El Jimador is definitely in my top 5 Mexican Restaurants nationally!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Quick service and good food. Salsa and chips just keep coming. Always consistent. Great for lunch or supper. Lots of dishes to choose from.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

There are three or four of these in town and they have about the same tasting food. It is as good as you can get for Mexican Food in Jefferson City.

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Springfield, Missouri
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102 reviews 102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Has a terrific lunch there yesterday while in town on business. Very good chips & salsa, prompt, efficient server. Ordered steak fajitas; was very happy to hear the sizzle as the server brought them to our table! Even more pleased with the taste - fresh ingredients including guacamole always a plus. Good job El Jimador!

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?