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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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Clemson, South Carolina
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Jimador offers a mild salsa my kids like if you ask. Their kids menu is sparce but you are better off ordering off the single item menu anyway. My boys (9 and 5) get the meat nachos off the appetizer menu. Best Mexican in clemson.

Thank Lauren H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is now my second time at this restaurant and I am very surprised!! I have visited during lunch and dinner hours and experienced great service both occurrences. Very friendly staff and AWESOME margaritas! Can't wait to bring more friends back

Thank Jessica N
Clemson, South Carolina
Level Contributor
347 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is not that good and service was lacking. If hungry for Mexican food pick another place. It's convenient location but that's about all.

Thank imdarkside
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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 21 December 2016

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 12 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 7 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

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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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?