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El Jimador Restaurant

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5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
+1 573-348-3834
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant, Tasty, Reasonable

Since the new "bypass" was built, some of the local joints are easily overlooked around the Lake of the Ozarks. Tucked away on old highway 54, El Jimador can be passed by without much notice. But if you are hungry and need a transfusion of salsa, don't miss it. Good food at reasonable prices in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave11974
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the new "bypass" was built, some of the local joints are easily overlooked around the Lake of the Ozarks. Tucked away on old highway 54, El Jimador can be passed by without much notice. But if you are hungry and need a transfusion of salsa, don't miss it. Good food at reasonable prices in a friendly, well-decorated setting. Enjoyable... More 

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Thank Dave11974
Wentzville, Missouri
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I've been coming to this restaurant for a number of years. It's our "regular" place when visiting the Lake - 3-4 times per year. The food is always great, but the drinks are so-so. At this visit the frozen margarita machine was broke, so the server offered to blend the margaritas in the blender---mistake! We asked for them to be... More 

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Thank Rostman
Stover, Missouri
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Don't order the T bone stake. I don't know how they can slice a bone to less than 3/16 of an inch. This was a joke of a T bone stake. I asked the server for it to be pink in the middle, he looked at me rather funny when I said that. But when the plate arrived I then... More 

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Thank Michael F
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We have been to several other Mexican restaurants in the area that are way better. The place is too loud for any conversations, the service was non-existent and the food was passable. The same restaurant in Jefferson City is far better.

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Thank RhondaMo4
Mchenry
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My family had a Great Experience!!! Food was great along with the service, will go there again next time we're in the area!!!

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Thank Mary F
Freeman, MO
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our 3rd visit to El Jimador and everytime a good lunch experience and great value for the money. My fajita taco salad was great and my wife enjoyed her Chicken Qesadilla.

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Thank Clay G
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best Mexican cuisine I've ever had. I would probably choose a different restaurant on my next trip to Osage Beach. The food seemed to take "forever" to come out. Around 30 minutes or so, and the service seemed slow. Overall average mexican restaurant.

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Thank Phyllis W
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Took 10 mins for us to even be greeted, got seated and another 15 mins pasted before our drink order (that arrived quickly) 15ins later our food order was taken, 45 mins later our food arrived. No sense in this the place was not busy at all. My food, a taco salad was beyond disgusting, stale taco bowl, meat had... More 

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Thank mpstalls
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Been coming for years, won't be coming back. One real hard working gentleman as waiter, cashier, bus boy, and bartender for a 15 table crowd. Food was as good as ever, just not going to wait an hour for the food and 40 minutes for the bill.

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Thank Jeff H
Holiday Island, Arkansas
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food was just OK, nothing special. The music was played so loud you could almost have a conversation. Not much flavor to any of the dishes.

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Thank Rog-Gord

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5256 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Osage Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 573-348-3834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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