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El Jimador

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1062 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631-1422
+1 864-654-8006
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the salsa but it was not spicy at all..very mild. I ordered the pollo Jalisco and it was very good. My husband had the combo #1 and he said it was good. Service was good. The tables are too close to each other and this made it very loud. We will go back again.

Thank Annissa A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small, but great Mexican restaurant for anytime. The Jimador theme is stressed heavily, even being engraved on the wooden tables. -First look When you walk in, you can see a mixture of stone and wood textures. The servers are very polite and the place isn't that loud. -Appetizer* Look forward to the chips and salsa. The chips are not... More 

Thank S M
Seneca, United States
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in TEXAS for 13 years, I became quite the fan of good Tex/Mex food. This restaurant doesn't cut it. I just didn't like it but to be fair, I have also have also tried many other local Mexican restaurants and I haven't liked them either.

Thank Frank H
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Recent trip for business to Clemson and was there for lunch, coworker and I went to El Jimador and left impressed. Good quality food, excellent value. Salsa is a little more smokey than most but still delicious. Also saw some students there, which is an encouraging sign that local folks eat there too. Portion sizes could be a little bigger... More 

Thank patrickb_TA
South Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best Mexican food in Clemson. The food is so flavorful and delicious and the drinks are awesome. The portion sizes are smaller but I like that because most places focus on quantity more than quality and that isn't the case here. The plating is always beautiful as well.

Thank brprxoxo
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The service is excellent, right up there with the food and you cannot beat the price. So much food, can take leftover home for another meal... :)

Thank bsmythc2004
Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The food was authentic Mexican. Very good and enjoyed it very much so. There was a tear in the chair I sat down on . Furniture could be updated a bit.

Thank JanisZappacosta
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Went here for Mother's Day Dinner while visiting my son that goes to Clemson University. It was very good; however, the a/c was not working properly so it was very warm, making it uncomfortable.

Thank AvidLSUFan
Mills River, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

First time- good Mexican menu for decent prices....need to find more spice next time but I'm sure they can accommodate! Good service too!

Thank PJWllia
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I'm not going to pull the wool over your eyes. This is basic Mexican in a somewhat enchanting environment. The wait staff is typical of Mexican restaurants; not engaging but attentive, as in....you sit down and your chips and salsa sit down as you do. Here they serve salsa, chips and some kind of pink creamy sauce? I don't know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1062 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631-1422
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Clemson
  • Phone Number: +1 864-654-8006

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