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El Mazatlan

Certificate of Excellence
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were sent here by the hotel staff... Said it was his favorite restaurant even though it was an exit down the road. Fairly busy when we were there. We are always Leary of Mexican that isn't a major chain but this was ok. Food arrived fast, hot & our orders were correct. Didn't stay long but can honestly say... More 

Thank Want2tan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best authentic mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at. Be cautious if you eat on the patio, people were smoking outside.

Thank Jay Leah M
North augusta
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice clean place to eat the food was good the service was good thay have a nice deck to set out on

Thank Johnnykey5
Palm Harbor, Florida
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were referred to this restaurant by the campground down the road. The owner said that it was their favorite restaurant in the area. There were two inside seating areas and a deck outside. We opted to sit outside and were a bit disappointed that smoking was allowed. The service was quick and attentive from the minute we arrived. Margaritas... More 

Thank dragonflytw65
Zephyrhills, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I put it in my maybe someday GPS. Great place, food, menu, pricing, decor. Especially the food. This is an authentic mex restraunt. 7 pg menu.

Thank Pressurewasherguy_13
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good, the staff friendly, although some were a little difficult to understand. Prices were reasonable, and I believe both meals for my wife and I were under $25 with no alcohol.

Thank Jim R
Conway, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel front desk clerk recommended this place and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and service.

1 Thank Michelle B
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127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem is a great place to stop while staying in Cave City. The food was delicious and the drinks were spectacular. I might just make stopping here more frequent!

Thank Michael B
Los Angeles, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner, not really expecting much and was totally impressed. The place was packed yet they had room for me. Menu silverware and chips and salsa quickly arrived. At first the salsa looked a bit off, as they used canned tomatoes. But at first taste it was excellent. The menu was great, with lots of options that were... More 

1 Thank Explorer238
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner while visiting Mammoth Cave. Ordered the shrimp quesadilla and fajitas jalisto. The portions were more than enough, delicious authentic rice, and the shrimp in each of our dishes were enormous. And unlike what we expected, each dish had plenty of shrimp, rather than the usual minimal. Prices reasonable, regular salsa had flavor... More 

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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, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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?