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El Jimador

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1062 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631-1422
(864) 654-8006
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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South Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Mexican food in Clemson. The food is so flavorful and delicious and the drinks are awesome. The portion sizes are smaller but I like that because most places focus on quantity more than quality and that isn't the case here. The plating is always beautiful as well.

Thank brprxoxo
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is excellent, right up there with the food and you cannot beat the price. So much food, can take leftover home for another meal... :)

Thank bsmythc2004
Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was authentic Mexican. Very good and enjoyed it very much so. There was a tear in the chair I sat down on . Furniture could be updated a bit.

Thank JanisZappacosta
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Went here for Mother's Day Dinner while visiting my son that goes to Clemson University. It was very good; however, the a/c was not working properly so it was very warm, making it uncomfortable.

Thank AvidLSUFan
Mills River, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

First time- good Mexican menu for decent prices....need to find more spice next time but I'm sure they can accommodate! Good service too!

Thank PJWllia
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I'm not going to pull the wool over your eyes. This is basic Mexican in a somewhat enchanting environment. The wait staff is typical of Mexican restaurants; not engaging but attentive, as in....you sit down and your chips and salsa sit down as you do. Here they serve salsa, chips and some kind of pink creamy sauce? I don't know... More 

Thank travelbychoice
Pendleton, South Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We ordered 4 dishes and all the dishes were overly salty and oily. The quality of the food was not worthy.

Thank Swetha B
Phoenix, Az
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The service was great, the food was mediocre at best. The enchilada sauce was really sweet. The food was bland, no real flavor to it.

Thank Karey B
Crossett, Arkansas
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

The place is beautiful! The service was ok? And the food wasn't all that great... Maybe will give it a second chance. Hopefully they can step it up on the dishes!!

Thank Arkgirl725
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent margaritas. The food is also really good and the staff is always really friendly whenever I go there. I would recommend the taco salad or a quesadilla.

Thank Emily M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1062 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631-1422
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Clemson
  • Phone Number: (864) 654-8006

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