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El Jimador Mexican Restaurant

1410 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1728
(573) 761-1616
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Ranked #27 of 141 restaurants in Jefferson City
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

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 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 Ann
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

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
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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Columbia, Missouri, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This restaurant had excellent service and super salsa w/ chips. The food came out quickly and was delicious. It was a tranquil setting inside and clean. We were impressed with the outside artwork and how cool it was that on the inside it disappeared through the windows so customers could see outside.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Delicious food, great service, reasonable prices. We visited the new restaurant on West Edgewood....we are now regulars! Alcohol-free daiquiris for kids are fantastic!!

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Tyler, Texas
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269 reviews 269 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stopped here and was very impressed. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. Even then, my food was hot and fresh when it came out. It wasn't from a 'buffet line' in the back like is often the case. Salsa was tasty and unique.

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