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El Jimador Restaurant

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5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
+1 573-348-3834
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average Mexican Food

The food was just OK, nothing special. The music was played so loud you could almost have a conversation. Not much flavor to any of the dishes.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Rog-Gord
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Holiday Island, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Holiday Island, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food was just OK, nothing special. The music was played so loud you could almost have a conversation. Not much flavor to any of the dishes.

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Red Oak, Iowa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We showed up in April during a weekday for a late dinner. Restaurant only had one other couple there. So needless to say, service was good, got our food in record time, no waiting for anything. Food was good, drinks were even better. Did feel a little rushed to hurry up, eat and get out there. Which I'm sure they... More 

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Rolla, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Always eat here at least once during our stay. Management & staff are always very friendly and accommodating. Food is always very good and sufficient servings. No complaints.

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St. Louis, MO
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Walked in on a Friday night at 6:45 and found it about 1/3 full. Stood for awhile until a person behind the bar ran over and seated us. He was sweating quite a bit which should have tipped us off. He brought us chips and menus. We looked around and didn't see too many people eating, another telling sign. When... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was a favorite when they opened, but it has gone downhill. Not near as good as it was. I don't base that on one bad experience, I give a place the benefit of the doubt and try it a few more times before deciding it's just not what it once was. Sad to say, I won't be going there... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner one night and lunch the next day. Service and food both times was very good. I eat here every time I'm at the Lake because it is consistently a very good experience. Best Mexican food I have found in the area.

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Columbia, Missouri
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413 reviews 413 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Menu is typical Midwest Tex-Mex--what one expects when the sign boasts "authentic Mexican". Ranchero sauce was mild--almost bland. Most Missourians would be pleased with the fare. It's not too hot, not something they haven't tasted before, and not something they don't know what it is. Service was friendly and prompt. Refill of salsa (to give some flavor to the rice... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Great Food. Terrific service. Nicest manager on the planet. Fantastic food. Great margaritas. Fun CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN place!!!!

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Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Out of all the places we ate at the lake last weekend this was the BEST! The margaritas are great. I had the shrimp quesadilla and I swear I have been craving it since. The waiter was welcoming and friendly. My 13 loved attempting to hold a conversation in Spanish with him. When we were leaving the guy at the... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have to say, this used to be one of my favorite places, because of the super friendly and expedient service! The food was always great and came out hot every time. No complaints!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 573-348-3834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, 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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