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“Best Mexican food around”
Review of El Jimador

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El Jimador
Ranked #29 of 77 Restaurants in Bardstown
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bardstown, Kentucky
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food around”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We are locals, but I can honestly say I don't like eating Mexican on vacation or traveling, because it just doesn't compare to what I can get at home!! I have never had a "bad" meal here, and I have been eating here since opening night in 2007! Anymore we go at least once every other week, sometimes more. They can accommodate the largest of groups, service is fast, price is unmatched, and food is great. If you are in town, give it a try. Oh, and Thursday = 2 for 1 Margaritas. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2014
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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Weekly diners”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Our favorite restaurant! We drive 30 miles (each way) every weekend to eat here! The servers all know us and treat us like family. Very good, reasonably priced food. The décor is very festive and fun. Half the time they already have our drink orders on the table when we sit down! Take a drive through scenic downtown Bardstown, then eat dinner here. Great day!

  • Visited July 2013
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420 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Great food. TERRIBLE service!!!”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

Our waiter was truly unpleasant. He acted as though he hated us, hated his job, and hated being there. What a schmuck.
The food was very good, and the prices reasonable....but we will never go back after having been treated so poorly. Will spend our money somewhere that cares about customers, and will recommend that others do the same.

  • Visited July 2013
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Treasure Island, Florida
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“perfect well priced mexican food.”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

just simple mexican family food. very high quality food, very tasty and VERY well priced. The bar tender was hustling her behind off but still took great care of me. as usual in any family run mexican restaurant in america the salsa is crap, until you grab a busboy and ask for some of the salsa caliente that they eat in the back. the hot salse here was incredible, made with habaneros and had a wonderful smoky flavor. the guacamole that came on the side of the entree was really tasty and had a ton of flavor. pork canitas were a different take, more like mexican pork pot roast but still really carefully seasoned with lots of herbs and a nice sauce on it too.

  • Visited March 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Festive Atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

The food is great and the service is prompt. Food arrives at the table very quickly, hot and delicious. The atmosphere is very festive and fun. It is a favorite place for the locals. Definitely would recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
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