We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Jimador

) #243 of 314 Restaurants in Columbia ££ - £££ Mexican
3200 Penn Ter Ste 101, Columbia, MO 65202-0001
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average30%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
11 Jun 2017
“Good Lunch Prices”
31 Oct 2016
“Great staff with ok food”
Closed Now
All hours
££ - £££
3200 Penn Ter Ste 101, Columbia, MO 65202-0001
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited El Jimador on a Friday afternoon for lunch. The place is decorated pretty well and looked to be nice and clean. You get a basket of chips and a cup of salsa when you are seated. The chips were warm and the salsa...More

Thank DGlenW
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Food was excellent. We had fajita's and mango margaritas. Service was excellent. Employees seemed happy to be there!

Thank KSU83
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went for early lunch, quickly seated and served refreshments, with warm chips and salsa. Ordered the steak lunch fajitas, fairly quick food delivery. Everything OK till we ate the fajita steak, it was stringy and tough, only the small pieces were

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel recommended this restaurant when I asked about Mexican food. The specialty margarita was very good as were the chips and salsa. The chips and salsa are complimentary. I had a chimichanga which was disappointing as the outside was tough and somewhat doughy and...More

Thank Travelingnanadeb
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Good meal for the price. I'm from New Mexico so I love a chili Relleno. Had one here and it was very good! Staff was friendly.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My wife ordered a drink, it tasted horrible. Tried to get it replaced after one sip, but was told we had to pay for the shot of Tequila in it. Manager got nasty to my wife and accused her of going into all restaurants and...More

Thank potomacapproach
Reviewed 19 June 2016

After driving 10 hours that day from WV and trying to eat at a nearby ribs restaurant that had run out of food we drove a bit further into the nearby streets and gave El Jimador a try. Everything our party of 5 ordered was...More

Thank rewardgal
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a good place to eat but the food was bland and not spicy at all. Don't need it to set me on fire but needs more flavor. Salsa was good too. The servers were great. Always there for refills of drinks or chips....More

Thank ItMattersToMe
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Lunch menu 7 days a week, $4.99 to $7.99. All the meals in our group of 8 looked delicious but I only rated a 3 because the food is a little bland. They charge extra for super duper hot sauce when the other restaurants in...More

Thank R T
Reviewed 22 August 2015

The hotel recommended this "mexican" restaurant. I ordered the Enchilada Supreme. 4 enchiladas cheese, bean, chicken, and beef. The sauce tasted like ragu. I also ordered a dos xx which came in a very large glass and was very cold. The enchiladas had nothing good...More

Thank farcpr
Nearby Restaurants
Cracker Barrel
188 reviews
.26 miles away
TGI Friday’s
145 reviews
.48 miles away
ABC Chinese Cuisine
57 reviews
.34 miles away
Bandana's Bar-B-Que
48 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Stephens Lake Park
142 reviews
1.71 miles away
Francis Quadrangle
45 reviews
.73 miles away
Shryocks Callaway Farms
32 reviews
1.27 miles away
Columbia Art League
19 reviews
2.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Jimador staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3200 Penn Ter Ste 101, Columbia, MO 65202-0001
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing