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El Jinete

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Hwt. 129, Jefferson, GA 30549-1670
+1 706-693-2177
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I used to go to El Jinete all the time. We always thought the staff was friendly and there was never a wait. After they made new menus, however, the prices went up and the quality of the food went down. The staff has also changed - still friendly but not the same.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Love El Jinete! We have eaten here for years and it has always been owned by the same family. We used to eat there when they were in the old ingles shopping center and still do. Great food good service!

Thank Dirk J
Norcross, Georgia
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and I stopped here on the way to a Wedding in South Carolina. The food was good, the portions generous, the prices reasonable and the service friendly. Good place to stop if you like Tex/Mex.

Thank sjdavisiv
Alto, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great little place to stop and eat right off the highway. Wait staff was very friendly and the service was very fast. The food was ok I had the quesadilla and felt the onion and green pepper could have been cut smaller and cooked longer but that is just a personal preference the steak was very tasty. The food is... More 

Thank Mherron80
Jefferson, Georgia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very friendly staff. Better than average food. I eat there about every 2 months. We had my son's wedding rehearsal dinner there and everyone had a good experience!!!!

Thank tomhukfin
Jefferson, Georgia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This restaurant is located @ I-85 and Hwy., 129. The atmosphere is great, the food is fresh and hot. You are greeted upon entering the restaurant. Thursday night is Live music on the patio. Great place to unwind. FYI - When you leave and going towards Athens on Hwy. 129. You can't turn left you have to go across the... More 

Thank Judy A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Jefferson. I eat here very often for the friendly staff, great service, incredible food and affordable prices!

Thank Pineappclo
Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Waiters are very nice. Food is great! You get alot for your money. The prices are not too high. Very very good.

Thank mrsbrd
Bakersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Good food and service. Always a pleasure to eat here. within walking distance of the hotel. Friendly staff, good and drinks.

Thank marynbob2016
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Continue to return to this restaurant. The food is well made; the chips are served warm and the salsa is very good. Portions are big enough that my wife and I usually share a meal and we get enough to eat. Thumbs up.

Thank Ralph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwt. 129, Jefferson, GA 30549-1670
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 706-693-2177

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