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“Delicious Food!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Jimador

El Jimador
171 Daniel Webster Highway, Belmont, NH
603-527-8122
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Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Belmont
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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Delicious Food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We ate dinner at a very busy time, and the staff seemed insufficient for the number of patrons eating. While the food was very, very good; drink refills were hard to come by. Pleasant and courteous staff -just overworked. Will try it again and hope that additional help is available.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good value, family oriented restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Yummy but typically enormous American-sized servings. I only managed the free chips and delish salsa and some of my entree. Very good value!

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We all loved this place - everything was so fresh and perfect. The chips and salsa are delicious! The prices were really reasonable too. It was great for kids as well. Put this on your list!!!

Visited April 2013
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Putnam, Connecticut
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210 reviews 210 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 146 cities Reviews in 146 cities
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
“Strange but true: Outstanding Mexican cuisine in New Hampshire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you look at my reviews, you will see that I eat in a *lot* of Mexican restaurants, and I have tried them all over the U.S. It is pretty unlikely that one of the better ones would be in New Hampshire -- and yet, it's true.

El Jimador does have the stereotypical burrito-taco-enchilada plates, but they are all tucked away in a "Traditional" section in a corner of the menu. The large selection includes many, many dishes of all sorts, organized by chicken, beef, pork, seafood, etc. The big menu runs eight pages.

I had a dish of shrimp and scallops over rice with a red sauce and guacamole salad, and my wife had a dish with big chunks of pork in a green sauce with beans, rice and tortilla. Both dishes were very good. They also serve chips and salsa, and the salsa was quite good -- not overly spicy. Without alcohol and tip, the tab was less than $30.

The dining room is quite large -- I imagine it is hopping during summer season -- and the service attentive. There was no pressure to add appetizers, drinks or desserts. The staff seems genuinely ethnic.

We missed El Jimador on our first pass -- heading toward Laconia, it is on the right in a little plaza ("Somethingorother at Belmont") that is up above road level, diagonally across from a bar called Shooters. It is about a mile north of the Winnisquam bridge.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We live nearby, and therefore have tried the other Mexican options. I was pleasantly surprised with this addition. It has an enormous menu, takes a while to choose. I love that it not only has what is typically offered at Mexican Restaurants in the US but items that are less common like Carnitas which is described as a traditional pork dish of Mexico, or enchiladas tapatias which are potato enchiladas. Speaking of which, the vegetarian options are way more interesting and numerous than any place I have been near us, except strictly vegetarian restaurants, which are not really close to us. Atmosphere is more family and relaxed, less of the bar feel often found in the Mexican concept, but of course they have a liquor license. I will definitely good back. Oh also a great value, especially for luncheon specials. Happy customer

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