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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 - 9:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Very good food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Jjoohhnnssoonn
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
388 reviews 388 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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Contributor
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
Contributor
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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Camdenton, Missouri
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Anyone who's read my restaurant reviews since moving to Missouri knows that I've been on a two-year quest to discover authentic Mexican food. El Jimador Mexican Restaurant seems to have roots in Mexico instead of Texas or stemming from trying to please palates fond of melted cheese. The salsa provided when guests are seated may be mild but it has... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Go elsewhere . There are much better options at the lake. The food wasn't terrible, but the atmosphere left much to be desired. If I wasn't with friends I would've probably left. The place could use a good cleaning.

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The restaurant was not full when we arrived. It took a while to be seated & served. The food was good for the price.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?