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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

You just can't get any better Mexican food any place. I don't care what you order. The service is above what you would expect. Great people, great food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dean G
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Silver Dollar City
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Silver Dollar City
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You just can't get any better Mexican food any place. I don't care what you order. The service is above what you would expect. Great people, great food!

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Thank Dean G
Jefferson City, Missouri
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Skip this place at all cost. I would drive across town to eat old Taco Bell instead of going here. It's bland food and the staff isn't friendly at all

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Thank Jeff A
Jefferson City, Missouri
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Always fast service and great food. Very reasonable. Nice atmosphere. Great place to celebrate birthdays. Be sure to tell waiter, it's someone's birthday and they bring out a sombrero for that person to wear and sign "Happy Birthday"

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Thank BobR711
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The decor is why I prefer this Mexican Restaurant versus the newer ones that have popped up. This place has been around for years and for good reason - it serves dependably great Mexican food. Great chips, palatable salsa - I don't like salsa that scorches my tongue, generous Margaritas, and perfectly cooked food that is delivered to your table... More 

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Thank Rick B
Jefferson City, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food is not up to par. Doesn't matter which one you go to, several restaurants under different names, the menu is the same. A few years back, I became very sick after eating a chicken dish and it took me more than a year to go back. All dishes seem to taste the same, maybe it's the cheese or... More 

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Thank CSoule3
Jefferson City, Missouri
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Although there are several El Jimador restaurants in Jefferson City, the one on "The Boulevard" is my favorite. It is a place where you feel welcome and the services is always fast and friendly. It is a great place to enjoy a meal. There is also a new pastry shop - Becky's Cupcakes - just a few steps away, where... More 

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Thank John M
Jefferson City, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We always frequented El Jimador/El Espolon and food was always declicious! UNTIL....this visit. I got food poisoning so bad, I was in bed for 2 entire days. I had to miss the Cardinals game we were planning to go to the next day. But what's worse, I haven't been able to eat anything Mexican since. I've tried different restaraunt but... More 

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Thank SOliver06
Somerset, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Large portions of food, well worth the money.They also have fresh chips ( although you have to pay for the queso) .

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Thank Queena B
Jefferson City, Missouri
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 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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Thank George K
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Lindsey B

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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, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?