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El Jimador Mexican Restaurant

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1410 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1728
(573) 761-1616
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! Delicious food and great margaritas! Service was fast and friendly! We can't wait to go back on our next trip through Jefferson City!

Thank Crystal B
Jefferson City, Missouri
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you enjoy true Mexican food, then this is your place to try. Truly great food for the money, you truly get the bang for your buck. The service is great and the staff is freindly.

Thank ssmthbggy
Joplin, Missouri
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I like Mexican food and usually like any Mexican restaurant I go to. This one is just not good. I've tried it several times and it hasn't gotten better. I don't what the problem is, but the taste is just off. Staff is friendly. Prices are good. Others seem to like it. Maybe it's just me.

Thank Trisha R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We tried El Jimador because of decent reviews online. I don't go to a place unless it rates at least a 4, and this place didn't deserve a 4+ rating. Salsa tasted like it came out of a can, not even a jar! Guac tasted a lot like sour cream. Chips and everything else were average. Maybe margaritas get them... More 

Thank De'an B
Jefferson City, Missouri
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

One of my favorites in town. Never disappoints. Always great food, super fast service, and decent prices. Margaritas and the steak supremo are an all time fav!

Thank Sarah G
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Went for a late lunch with the kids. We ordered and received our food. The plates had sauces that none of us had (on the edges). We asked for a manager, there wasn't one. A feisty woman came to the table and told me that the sauce dripped when they made our food. We had enchilada sauce on the plates... More 

Thank Dallas I
Silver Dollar City
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

You just can't get any better Mexican food any place. I don't care what you order. The service is above what you would expect. Great people, great food!

Thank Dean G
Jefferson City, Missouri
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Skip this place at all cost. I would drive across town to eat old Taco Bell instead of going here. It's bland food and the staff isn't friendly at all

Thank Jeff A
Jefferson City, Missouri
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125 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Always fast service and great food. Very reasonable. Nice atmosphere. Great place to celebrate birthdays. Be sure to tell waiter, it's someone's birthday and they bring out a sombrero for that person to wear and sign "Happy Birthday"

Thank Robert R
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The decor is why I prefer this Mexican Restaurant versus the newer ones that have popped up. This place has been around for years and for good reason - it serves dependably great Mexican food. Great chips, palatable salsa - I don't like salsa that scorches my tongue, generous Margaritas, and perfectly cooked food that is delivered to your table... More 

Thank Rick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: (573) 761-1616

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