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El Mazatlan

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
+1 270-773-7448
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Troy, Ohio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mexican food restaurants can be scary because there are so many and some can be a gamble. This one however, was the perfect choice! A great clean place with impeccable service. The food was among the best Mexican food I've ever had. It was easy to get to (right off 64). There's an outdoor patio too. I was highly impressed... More 

Thank 23robertsrs
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Cave City on our way to Minnesota. We visited Mammoth Cave National Park, and toured the cave. We are not big Mexican Food eaters, but we decided to go here. The food was very good, and the portions were huge. They also had a special on Margaritas for only $2.50 each. The margarita was actually very good... More 

Thank MikenAllen
Angola, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It kind of looks like the club from quentin tarantino's "Dusk Til Dawn" movie with red neon lights all around the outside, and it sits above and behind a gas station, but the food was fantastic! It arrived like five minutes after we ordered it, with a good kids menu. Definitely a great stop.

Thank travellertoone
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the Nachos Supreme and the Taquitos meal. Good environment. Staff is pleasant and quick to respond. Straws are wrapped in the silverware.

Thank Daniel B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have had my fare share of Mexican food in a lot of different states, but I can confidently say that I had the best Mexican food I ever had here. Amazing Margaritas too, fresh and delicious! Not just the food, the restaurant also is very clean and the servers are neat and well dressed - it all adds to... More 

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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've lived many places over the years and this is my favorite Mexican restaurant out of anyplace we've been. The menu is huge and no matter what I've tried it's been very good. It can get really crowded at night but we've never waited very long for a table. We've taken out of town guests here and they also loved... More 

Thank Barb M
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Came here for dinner while stopping overnight in the city and was so pleasantly surprised! The food and service was wonderful - and so cheap!!

Thank SEtravelerguy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

In town to visit Mammoth Cave and stopped here for dinner with my family. It turned out to be an excellent choice. The entrees we had were all quite good. The margaritas were excellent! Beware, the portions are huge.

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here during Christmas break on the way to Indiana. Great food, cold beer, reasonable prices, and lightning fast service. Would eat here again.

Thank JohnGGeorgia
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Plates were cold, so food did not stay hot. Enjoyed the enchiladas and burritos but thats it, everything else was kinda bland. Good margaritas. Was overall inexpensive. Very nice manager.

Thank Poolmom11

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Gardner Ln, Cave City, KY 42127-8452
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Cave City
  • Phone Number: +1 270-773-7448

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