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El Jinete

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Hwt. 129, Jefferson, GA 30549-1670
+1 706-693-2177
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Jefferson, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
Jefferson, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

El Jinete is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. They have wonderful salsa. I have not had a meal there yet that wasn't at the top of YUM. They are very conveniently located right off the Jefferson exit of I-85 right beside the Arby's. You can't miss it. If you like good Mexican, you should try this place.

Thank fonclara
Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Don't think I have ever seen a Mexican restaurant with a bigger selection of food. Good food. Chicken items were delicious. The tacos and nachos were enormous. Only negative Chile Relleno was cold. Took a while to get check and pay.

Thank beetlebaileyCool
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I don't understand why people are raving about this restaurant. The chips were hard and were worse than what comes out of the bag at a grocery store. We ordered fajitas that usually come to your table sizzling and HOT. These were not sizzling and the meat (especially the steak) was very dry and overcooked. I ordered a PEACH margarita... More 

Thank 279lynnec
Jefferson, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We have eaten dinner at El Jinete almost every week for the past 6 years. The Managers care about the restaurant and always make sure that you are receiving good service and have everything you need. The wait staff is excellent and is very attentive, especially Marisol :) The food is delicious and is priced well. Some of our favorite... More 

Thank Angie M

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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?