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“One of my favorite!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Jimador Restaurant

El Jimador Restaurant
5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
+1 573-348-3834
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Ranked #38 of 80 Restaurants in Osage Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of my favorite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I'm a native to the lake and love this place! Some of the best Mexican food around in my opinion.
The food is great, I love anything chicken. They have great lunch specials!
My favorite is definitely their margaritas though. I love going here after a long work week. The staff is always friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Lunch El Jimador $8-9
shrimp, chicken and steak with peppers, tomatoes and onions cooked together in tortilla shells if you wish, with rice and beans.
well worth it. awesome stuff.
sweet tea was great too.

Visited June 2013
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Rhineland, Missouri, United States
1 review
“Agree Horrible-”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We used to love this place in Osage Beach. But May 11 meals were the worst. Meat was so salty couldn't eat it. The Nachos Eljimador were plenty of food but the casadia was so little for $7.99!
We had two of us got them. Mine was so salty and very little, just left it on the plate. Too bad the waiter acted like he could not understand English when told about it and signs everywhere saying pay your waiter at the table. I know and realize it wasn't the waiters fault, but he should have checked out what could have been deducted from the bill. Ended up I shouldn't have paid for the meal, but learned my lesson. No mexican there for a good while.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Don't waste you money, just go to Wal-Mart and buy a can of re-fried beans, much more flavorful! Service was also lousy, waiter just didn't get it that my wife did not like being referred to as guys, all to common these days and very insulting by my standards!

Visited April 2013
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Hazelwood, Missouri
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121 reviews 121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food at the Lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

They have a large selection of authentic Mexican Food at a reasonable cost. Their service is good and if you go during their Happy Hour (1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday), the drinks are at an extremely reasonable cost. It is a family oriented restaurant, so children are always welcomed. They have a large amount of seating. They can handle parties of 10/15 without any difficulty.

Visited February 2013
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