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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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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I'm married to a man with Mexican heritage, and I travel extensively, so luckily I've had a well rounded experience of Mexican food. This is barely average food. I'm thinking the only reason it has great reviews is because of the Alcohol tat it serves. The torta I had was nothing like what a torta tastes like, and the burritos... More 

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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

if you go, try to get a table or booth over by the bar. otherwise, the seating is high school cafeteria style--long rows of tables in an open room, so when you walk in, everybody in the place looks at you. it had all the central american ambiance of a gymnasium. the bar area, though, was fine. the chip dip... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We went here because we wanted a drink with dinner. They had excellent food and service. I would go back.

Thank Lewis M
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is our second stop here and we will definitely be back. Prices are average, quantity is fairly large and quality is definitely great! Everyone is extremely friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Skip the chains and hit up this local place for your nachos, tacos and enchiladas!

Thank DonaldLMT
Lexington, KY
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Seated immediately, served flawlessly, and OMG the food! I am a vegetarian, those in my party are not, and we were all beyond happy with our meals. Thank you!

Thank mddots2
Berea, Kentucky
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

It was a very very clean restaurant, but the taste was below par when it comes to Mexican restaurants. The salsa had no flavor even the chips needed salt. I had the sampler and it was not that good, waitress even said it was not so good. Son had Chicken nachos and he said it was flavorless. But there are... More 

Thank Brandon R
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We were on a road trip from Michigan to Florida, with a stop to see the caves. Having lived in Mexico for awhile I was very skeptical about eating Mexican in the middle of Kentucky... But this place was a nice surprise. Your typical TexMex food, tasty beans, dos Equis beer on draft, waiters and staff all from Mexico. Would... More 

Thank FivePeople
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Happy hour gets a 5 out of 5. I think margaritas were $2.25 and beers were $1.75. The food is your standard Mexican restaurant food. Nothing to get too excited about. But in that area it is a choice of Mexican food or fast food. We went on a Thursdau and I don't think there was one open table and... More 

Thank Chrissynelson317
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Portion sizes were huge, including the drinks. The food was good and you can definitely get filled up here for a very reasonable price. Service was good also.

Thank Maryland1traveler
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We were excited to try a Mexican restaurant on our trip, but were disappointed with the food and the service. I ordered a taco salad, but it was more like a huge fried tortilla with a regular size taco filling in it. It was NOT a salad in any way. And the taste was so-so. While my kids ate their... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?