We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Jimador

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
91 W Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1000
+1 706-864-9152
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Level Contributor
223 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So great I went twice during my trip. The salsa is amazing and has a great kick to it. The chips were so delicate and came out hot. I suggest the cheese dip. The service could have been friendlier, but overall great experiences.

Thank kellypP9288WQ
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked into a typical Mexican restaurant. I was in for a surprise. The food was extremely good, the prices great and the service was better than average. Definitely worth a trip back!

Thank BlairsvilleGAgirl
Houma, Louisiana
Level Contributor
83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! We were able to get in and at a table after a very long day of driving. The fresh salsa is delicious and came right away with hot, fresh chips. The waitstaff was very accommodating and service was fast as well. I had the pollo loco and enjoyed it greatly!

Thank Joni D
Smyrna, Georgia
Level Contributor
163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My first visit today to El Jimador today. Excellent service from every person there. Wonderful atmosphere. Fair price. Had the #1. Good size portion but not very warm and inconsistent.

Thank Blues2cup
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Haven't eaten here for many years so thought we would give it a try again. Glad we did! Went for lunch and could not beat the price or quality. My tamale and beef taco came with refried beans and rice. Not to mention all you can eat chips and salsa. Wife had chicken fajitas which I had to help her... More 

Thank impromptutraveler
Dahlonega, Georgia
Level Contributor
111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

El Jimador has the best Fajitas in the area! I usually get the Texas Fajitas for two. The cost is $19.99, and it is worth very penny. The cast iron platter (laid in wood) is overflowing with perfectly cooked and seasoned steak, chicken, and shrimp. The side plates of re-fried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream; are... More 

Thank WhitmanThoreau
Level Contributor
208 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little place with great food and great service! The salsa was flavorful and the other dishes were tasty as well.

Thank Michelle2560
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

There are two Mexican restaurants in small Dahlonega on opposite sides of the Square. This one offers more authentic menu items.

Thank B C
Dahlonega, Georgia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016

stop by anytime to get great food and adult beverage!!! service and quality food is why we continue to go back!!!

Thank Soggy-Dollar-Bar-JVD
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The salsa and chips hit the table before my wife could sit down. Great homemade like salsa with a kick, light chips, and a second bowl of salsa easy on request. We ordered the Full sized Nachos Supreme with chicken. Served hot on a full sized plate, it was more than enough for two 60-ish suppers. Not extraordinary, but flavorful... More 

Thank James M

Travelers who viewed El Jimador also viewed


Been to El Jimador? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 W Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1000
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-864-9152

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Jimador staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?