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El Jimador

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$$ - $$$
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107 Desoto Center Dr, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909-3167
+1 501-915-8191
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am part of a group that meets here at least once a week! The manager and the wait staff are phenomenal and they are so appreciative of their guest and it shows in how they treat everyone! The food is so good and the margaritas are outstanding. If you are in the Hot Springs Village community and haven't tried... More 

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Thank Karli P
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all love their salsa and thin crispy chips. The rancho platter is great with shrimp . Shrimp is fresh and very good. Their steak fajitas are great too. I love a simple taco salad in a crispy shell. It's not mushy. It's really good. Very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Violetaster
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican food. Owners are especially wonderful. They go out of their way to make you feel special. Cold beer great margaritas. Nice patio for outdoor dining or drinking. It's not Tex-Mexican

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Thank Donna D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Being from New Mexico, I've had my share of Mexican food. It's a little plain for me but they do have a large menu. The wait staff is very nice and service is fast. Portions are filling at a reasonable price.

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Thank Riley R
Carrollton, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My wife and I visited El Jimador, Saturday, March 11, and it was great! We arrived at approximately 6:30 p.m. and the place was already filling up. However, we only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. They have an extensive menu to choose from and a really nice range of Mexican and Tex-Mex selections. I chose the... More 

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Thank BC1217
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

We prefer the one on the highway coming in to The Village from Hot Springs. The margarita was horrible and the food was just what you would expect from a frozen package.

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Thank Mani E
iowa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food, ice cold margaritas. Whats not to like? I ordered the sampler platter and my husband had the enchiladas. We were both very happy with our choices. We really enjoyed the guacamole. Would definitely go back next time we are in the area. Thanks El Jimador.

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Thank buschmjk2002
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Always amazing service and excellent food!!! They never disappoint! Even when busy and crowded, service is prompt! Highly recommended!

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Thank Tony R
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We tested their skills by ordering something that was not on the menu. They carefully listened and got it right, which doesn't happen often in a Mexican Restaurant. A good local restaurant which has become a gathering place for numerous groups in the neighborhood. Food is consistently good. Margaritas a bit weak so stick with the iced tea!

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Thank Sylvia M
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Food is always served the way it should be! Hot is HOT and COLD is cold! Great value!! Great staff!!!!

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Thank MJ S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Desoto Center Dr, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909-3167
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs Village
  • Phone Number: +1 501-915-8191

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