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El Jimador Restaurant

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5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
+1 573-348-3834
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11:00 am - 10:30 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, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average.

The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best Mexican cuisine I've ever had. I would probably choose a different restaurant on my next trip to Osage Beach. The food seemed to take "forever" to come out. Around 30 minutes or so, and the service seemed slow. Overall average mexican restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Phyllis W
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best Mexican cuisine I've ever had. I would probably choose a different restaurant on my next trip to Osage Beach. The food seemed to take "forever" to come out. Around 30 minutes or so, and the service seemed slow. Overall average mexican restaurant.

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took 10 mins for us to even be greeted, got seated and another 15 mins pasted before our drink order (that arrived quickly) 15ins later our food order was taken, 45 mins later our food arrived. No sense in this the place was not busy at all. My food, a taco salad was beyond disgusting, stale taco bowl, meat had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Been coming for years, won't be coming back. One real hard working gentleman as waiter, cashier, bus boy, and bartender for a 15 table crowd. Food was as good as ever, just not going to wait an hour for the food and 40 minutes for the bill.

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Holiday Island, Arkansas
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
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
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159 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 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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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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