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El Jinete Mexican Restaurant

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100 N 400 Center Ln, Dawsonville, GA 30534-6290
+1 706-531-0012
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had been so happy with the new owners and service - my favorite thing being their pork in a green chili sauce - delicious! I ordered it to go about a month ago. When I picked it up I asked if it was in green sauce - they assured me it was (it can also come with red sauce... More 

Thank Kathy C
Dawsonville, GA
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184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The relatively new ownership shows in excellent service. Menu has plenty of options for all. They're liberal with chips & salsa.

Thank serenity2222
Summerville, South Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ate here on a Friday night it seemed really crowded. The food was ok for being busy but the service could use some help. We joined a table of 5 already seated and we got our drinks before someone else at the table got her food. They totally forgot to bring her food out. We had to place our... More 

Thank jm m
Dawsonville, GA
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184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Just LOVE their Shrimp Cocktail - it's got yummy Pico de Gallo & fresh avocado! Service is typically attentive too.

Thank serenity2222
Dawsonville, GA
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184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Their Shrimp Cocktail is just delish. The pico-d-gaillo + fresh avocado only add to the yummy sauce in which to dip the large Shrimp.

Thank serenity2222
Dawsonville, Georgia
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here many, many times. The Resturant has gone thru a recent management change. The food has always been good but seems to have a more polished look and flavor. The fresh salsa is the best in town. No issues on ordering special request and I've never been disappointed. Fresh salads, chicken, shrimp and beef dishes are all delicious... More 

Thank Sweetgeorgiacin... l
Dahlonega, Georgia
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536 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

When this place first opened it was good. Now it is just okay. Seems like the quality is suffering also seems a tad dirty. Service is always good. It is ok Mexican There is s bar

Thank ms.go-go
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. We had $5.99 lunches and Texas Margaritas. Everything was perfect! Bernardo is great waiter!

Thank tmhughx
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

The new management went about transforming the location into the best Mexican restaurant in the Dawsonville area. Service is prompt and super attentive. The staff know the menu well and have guided me and my wife to some absolutely incredible dishes. Their salsa is fresh and spicy, chips are hot and fresh with a cheese dip made even better with... More 

Thank Antonio A
Dawsonville, Georgia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We have been frequenting El Jinette since they first opened. The food, the staff & the management used to be great. Tonight, most of our orders were somehow messed up in the kitchen. Our server was very apologetic, but even when they attempted to get it right, it still wasn't very good. When we told the New owner/manager or whatever... More 

Thank Kathy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N 400 Center Ln, Dawsonville, GA 30534-6290
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dawsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 706-531-0012

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