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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 6 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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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

Thank Mom_of_3CrazyCABoys
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Walking in the restaurant didn't look like much. Very chain and bland. And given that it is right against the expressway among a bunch of budget motels my expectations were low. But I was very pleasantly surprised. Both the carnitas and the steak were excellent and flavorful. The service was also friendly and very attentive. Highly recommended for the food... More 

Thank PDW0415
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We were the only ones in the restaurant so one would think the waiter would've been more attentive. I had to ask repeatedly for a refill on my drink. The food wasn't worth the effort. We went to a different restaurant the next day.

Thank Kristy G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My family, boyfriend, and I went this past weekend during our stay for Mammoth Cave. The service was okay, checking on us periodically for drink refills. But had to hunt someone down for the bill, when we were finished with our meal. The food was very good. The first time we went I had the chicken quesadilla, and it was... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?