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El Jinete Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #217 of 338 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: Mexican
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Marietta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“We go weekly and love it”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We go every week and love it. Pablo knows us by name and always makes sure that we have our favorite drink as soon as we sit down. Chips and salsa are great and the cheese dip is wonderful. Make sure to get jalepenos! We have not disliked anything we got and the food is always fresh and good and the service is always friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Atlanta
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Excellent Texas margaritas! Festive atmosphere! Great and friendly service! We've been patrons for years. Very homey place! We moved to Ellijay and really miss this place!

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My Favorite Mexican Restaurant!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have become a fan of El Jinete over the past few years. No frills Mexican restaurant, but exactly what you want....good food, good prices, friendly staff (ask for Pablo), quick service, and good drinks....good value for the money. The Chorizo dip (cheese and Mexican sausage) is some of the best in Roswell/Alpharetta, their chunky guacamole is great, and fajita nachos are also a favorite. I have coined their margaritas "crack margarita" because they must put something in them they are so strong....they will knock you on your butt but in my opinion, that means less money out of my pocket as I am not a heavy drinker. They also have a projection screen for watching sports. Overall, just a great little restaurant with margaritas that will make you think you are in Mexico! Ask for Pablo and tell him Chris sent you!

Visited December 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't waste your night.”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a great Mexican restaurant DON'T COME HERE! My quesadillas were cold my taco salad wad small and bland-the atmosphere was dirty. There are kids everywhere-loud kids. The margaritas are watered down. Please don't waste your money. Oh and on top of it all my husband got food poisoning from the beef fajitas!

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Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great service, excellent quality of food”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We're regulars at El Jinete and the family who runs the place knows us. They have adopted us like family and when we come we are always welcomed like long lost friends.

The owners/family will do everything they can to make your meal outstanding. Pablo has been kind enough to offer to make special items even if it's not on the menu. For a treat ask for the "Camarones El Jinete". It's not on the menu, but if you like shrimp you will love this dish. They also make a fantastic "Skinny Margarita" if you are in the mood for an adult beverage.

The main dining room can be a bit loud, especially during summer, but the bar is smoke free and is usually a bit more quiet.

  • Visited May 2012
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