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El Jimador

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575 S Willow St, Manchester, NH 03103-5713
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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281 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Now under new name at corner of Maple and So Willow, we enjoyed some of the best nachos ever at the friendly bar (washed down with Cabo Wabo margaritas). Well seasoned, just the right amount of cheese, and tender chicken. Restaurant area very busy with families and couples. They will be opening the patio in late May. We will go... More 

Thank tqmman2002
Raymond, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area and like Mexican food, pick this place. The food is more authentically Mexican that's not as Americanized as the other local places. It's really delicious. Best in the region.

Thank HarrisonBergeron13
Manchester, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Went to have lunch and discovered they had closed and reopened down the street under a new name. They are now called La Fiesta Mexico @ 300 South Willow with same menu.

Thank 372scottt
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

The restaurant is about to move to another location on South Willow, so perhaps the menu/atmosphere will change. At its current location, we found El Jimador to have the most expansive menu of any Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant we had been to. The food was very good. The atmosphere was nice, though a bit too much kitch Mexican art (e.g.... More 

1 Thank Lindsay W
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

After reading all the amazing reviews why not? We sat at the bar area, (which I think was considered a bar area for technical reasons) apparently that's not a popular spot to sit, as there are only four chairs and the kitchen and wait staff walk through it to access the dinning area. I think that was done just to... More 

2 Thank Nicole K
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have gone to El Jimador several times, but today my wife and I decided to order El Molcajete. It was one of the best meals of my entire life. No exaggerating. I very rarely write reviews, but here I am. It was an emotional experience for me, it was that good. All the food is really good. Their salsa... More 

2 Thank Craig W
Boston, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

Tried El Jimador because of the Tripadvisor rating and the fact that we were traveling with three boys aged 10-14 and real fine dining was not an option. We were not disappointed. As nearly everyone with culinary experience notes, finding good Mexican fare in New England can be challenging. El Jimador will do. The chips were fresh and tasty, the... More 

2 Thank whaleboy1
Boston, MA
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

You would never expect to find such high quality Mexican food in Manchester NH but here it is. Service was efficient and friendly. Restaurant is very clean. We'll be back.

Thank Goldrusswoman
Camas, Washington, Usa
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Very good food with nice presentation. Great prices. Paid lots more elsewhere for smaller portions. Very clean, staff friendly.

Thank Vicky L
Ciudad Juarez
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I liked the food there so much I went there a couple of times. I tried tacos de carne asada and steak chimichanga. Both were great, my colleagues order different food and were also very pleased with it, you will not be dissapointed!

Thank MTYNL79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 S Willow St, Manchester, NH 03103-5713
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 603-518-5830

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