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El Jimador

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575 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103
603-518-5830
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic, Amazing, Affordable Mexican Cuisine

My wife and I tried El Jimador for lunch today and the only regret we have is not dining here sooner! My wife LOVED her Lunch Special #7 (especially the chili relleno) and I was very impressed with my Combination Dinner with a tostado, hard shell and soft shell taco. The spanish rice and fried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Dave M
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I tried El Jimador for lunch today and the only regret we have is not dining here sooner! My wife LOVED her Lunch Special #7 (especially the chili relleno) and I was very impressed with my Combination Dinner with a tostado, hard shell and soft shell taco. The spanish rice and fried beans served with both dishes... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I would go there anytime: the prices are very good, the service is excellent, there is a large selection of choices, Margaritas are delicious, chips and salsa served up front (love the salsa), wait time is short. What can I cay but I love it.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So happy to share a great review for this restaurant. The food was excellent--I got the Fajita Burrito. The cheese was good, the peppers and onions were freshly roasted, the steak tasted great. The service was great, too! Our waitress was very nice and patient (we had a hard time picking what to eat because it all sounded so good).... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I recently moved to Manchester and have started trying out the Mexican restaurants. This was our first stop and we were very pleased. It is actually in a small shopping center along South Willow St. in Manchester and it does not have a very large interior. However, it does have a nice warm feel without ever feeling... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I drove past this place a hundred times, always hesitant to try the food due to the convenience-store feel of the storefront. A friend finally surprised me with dinner there and I haven't looked back. The food is hot, fast, and amazing! I've tried a few dishes and been very pleased with each one. Quality food, great seasoning, fresh ingredients,... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Finally got here on a very very cold winter day. Had expected a cafeteria feel and was pleasantly surprised by the muted yet colorful decor. It has about 12 tables decorated with interesting Mexican art. 1/2 of the tables are high back booths, hard to find these days. And a small bar in the back So initially a welcome feel.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed our dinner there. They had happy hour with 4.99 margaritas and we ordered a con queso dip as an appetizer that was tasty. Dinner was delicious and we would go back.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Perhaps my enjpyment of this restaurant is heavily influenced by their Cadillac Margarita which always very quickly puts me in great spirits. Very good food, friendly staff, small clean place. The food is very fresh and much more authentic Mexican than other similar restaurants in the area. A little hard to find in a sea of strip malls but once... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This little gem is a Manchester hidden treasure. If you are looking for authentic Mexican food with a great variety of drinks this is your place. Wonderful if you are on a budget and just need a night out. The service is satisfactory but the food and drinks make up for the very young server we had.

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Rochester, New York
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33 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My friend and I went for dinner. Overall it was a good experience. The staff was very attentive. The salsa was very spicy. I ordered the grande burrito - it was incredibly large (they weren't kidding about the "grande" part) but very tasty. They were accommodating to our changes to the menu items as well. The margaritas were the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 575 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 603-518-5830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?