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El Jimador

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$$ - $$$
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1201 S Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401-5005
+1 970-249-8990
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 23:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
Wed 11:00 - 09:30
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Ridgway, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the carne asada burrito and my friends had the chile relleno. The food was SO tasty, the carne asada was a combination of salty, smokey, tangy. YUMMM. The BEST carne asada burrito I've had in a long, long time. My friends were very satisfied with their dish, as well. This place is hands down the best Mexican I've... More 

Thank Margaret E
Montrose, Colorado
Level Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun, festive and very tasty. El Jimador has colorful, bright Mexican décor. The staff is friendly and efficient. Best of all the food is outstanding. These folks know how to do Mexican food and the fact that it is generally crowded shows that people have responded.

Thank 673jaya
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Restaurant is always clean, excellent food and wonderful service! If you want a awesome Marquita this s the place to go, but beware it will knock you on your butt!

Thank joyhamill
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Seems everyone else liked the food, mine was cold, on a cold plate and came with no beans or rice. I was still hungry while others left with doggy boxes. :( The salsa was too hot and they did not have mild, maybe it was just a day off for me. But I may try again. Hopefully it will be... More 

Thank CJ D
Montrose, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Super service, excellent atmosphere. We eat there regularly and enjoy the take-out also. Would recommend this to anyone especially families.

Thank antman2015
Montrose, Colorado
Level Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

El Jimador has been open for a while and still is one of best Mexican out of 14 in our small town. The Margaritas are the best. It is an attractive restaurant tastefully decorated with Mexican decor. The food is great and service prompt and attentive. The best Chile rellenos, spicy, most are bland. Enchiladas also excellent. Easy to find... More 

Thank hospitalitypro47
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I liked this place quite a lot. Food was fresh and hot. Service was quick and attentive. Prices fair and portions were too. I will try it again.

Thank Rod P
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415 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not bad for a remote small town. It's clean, service is prompt and the food is acceptable. It was a reasonably priced lunch.

Thank sndovale
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

One of the few that serve horchata. A rice drink from Mexico. Food was food and fast. No complaints here!

Thank Joseph L
Flower Mound, Texas
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our food was very tasty and the service was good. There were 4 of us eating there. We all ordered something different and were pleased with our choice.

Thank Johnny J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
23:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 970-249-8990

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