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El Mazatlan

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Mexican, Southwestern
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105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Canton, Ohio
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good food and fresh. Clean. Nice. Margaritas very good. Outside seating available. Lots of seating. Large menu.

Thank Yvonne S
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good and fast, great food, good margaritas, seafood was excellent really tasty and good presentation.

Thank reynaalvarez2016
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were at Mammoth Caves and the female park ranger recommended the restaurant. My husband had fajitas jalisco and I had the el Special. There was so much food in front of us. It was all good and we had to take a to go box back to the Sleep Inn to enjoy later. We will definitely... More 

Thank Dana A
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Mammoth Cave, this place was recommended by a ranger. I had read some of the mediocre reviews here and was hesitant. I went primarily because of the Rangers statement. Boy was I surprised! Good food good service and a pleasant atmosphere. I eat early so, there were a bunch of families (and one guy who asked that they hold... More 

Thank DuncAtl
Surprise, Arizona
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was truly a find here by Mammoth Caves. My wife and I both ordered the Jalisco Fahitas....they were out standing with shrimp,steak, chicken, onions, peppers, rice,beans, Pico de gallo. Yum, yum! Even the tortillas were delicious. Margaritas were $2.50. Service was excellent! We'd go back in a heartbeat!

Thank TOM T
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are always friendly, attentive and speedy. The food is excellent and we always stop in when traveling to/from elsewhere. Reasonable prices as well.

Thank CarrieM09
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife decided she wanted Mexican...mostly for a Margarita...she got a plateful--- make your own fajitas while I just had water , chips and salsa. Seating was quick...food hot and tasty...second drink was prompt..overall a good meal. While more salsa was delivered my water glass went unattended and the bill took a while to arrive ( unexplainable to me as they... More 

Thank Steve H
Richmond, Kentucky
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service. Awesome margaronas. Good food. We had the chimichanga, burrito, & chipotle fajitas. It was all very good. Wasn't crazy about their salsa but still very good food and drinks.

Thank waconurselynn
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I little on the pricey side for what is was. People were nice. Only Mexican restaurant in the area. Chichanga was more like a burrito, not deep fried and crispy but still tasty

Thank Kitty B
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there yesterday for lunch. Service was good. The food was hot in temperature. The Guacamole was especially good. We had this on the side. The salsa that comes with the table was almost bland. We had to ask for hotter salsa and finally we mixed the two together but it just wasn't quite right. The margaritas were good.... More 

Thank Thomas B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Cave City
  • Phone Number: 270-773-7448

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