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El Jimador Restaurant

Mexican
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5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
+1 573-348-3834
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Was good years ago...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
NGWest65049
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
137 reviews 137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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401 reviews 401 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Independence, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The salsa was fresh and the food was good. We would return here again and recommend it to anyone. Our food was great, we both had steak in our meals and the meat was very tender and flavorful.

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STL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Food was just OK. Wasn't really worth going to. Won't go again if we are ever in the area. Chile relleno breading was spongy and wierd.

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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: Families with children, 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?