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“Tasty food, friendly service, and a good mexican beer selection!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jinetes

Jinetes
Corner of Division Street and South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-3620
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Ranked #93 of 261 Restaurants in Traverse City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Tasty food, friendly service, and a good mexican beer selection!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The staff here is very friendly. I was greeted with a smile and my waiter was attentive, the food arrived quickly and was hot. I dined in the bar and noticed the wide selection of bottled mexican beers, They also offer specials on draft domestics like Coors, Bud and Miller. The food is Tex-Mex fare, and is prepared infinitely better than at La Senorita restaurant. I had the Chimi with shredded beef. It comes with beans and a guacamole salad on top. The beef was tender and very flavorful. The outside shell was crispy and hot. The beans were spicy and almost pureed. While they had a looser consistency than I was accustomed to, they were very good. The prices were normal for T.C. Overall a solid place to go for Mexican fare. I noticed on the website, the entire menu is not listed there.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lake Ann, Michigan, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lunch with my wife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

What ever I need to say about this resturant wouldn't be good enough. This is one terrific Mexican resturant . The food,service and atmosphere are out of this world. The price is average.
I will return here shortly to try there dinner menu. It's a great great place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lyle7692
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Never a disappointment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We've been to Jinette's twice now and it was excellent both times. Authentic Mexican, good atmosphere, knowledgable staff, good food in a timely manner. What more could we ask for.

Visited June 2013
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“Service was horrible!!!!!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

First time there food was amazing,but waiter didnt introduced himself,had no personality. Never asked how the meal was,dropped check,off..never asked us to come back..no thank... Im a server and that was by far the worst,service ever!,get people in ther that know what their doing!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Will go back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

First time for lunch (dinner a few weeks ago). Both visits found the food to be hot, plentiful, and authentic tasting. Salsa (with the free chips) is the best in town as they use fresh Cilantro that I can never get enough of. Service was extremely quick both visits. Only wish for improvement - all employees including our waiter and the other gentleman who brought food to the table look bored, never smile, and really give the impression they could care less if you are there. Minor cheesy item-------hand written numbers on the wall in black marker indicating what table you are sitting at. It really is tacky and even though I am not trying to sound like a snob, it detracts from the overall very nice Mexcian Theme Adobe decor. I will however, return as the food is worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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