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El Jinete won the informal "Favorite" Mexican Restaurant poll
El Jinete won the informal "Favorite" Mexican Restaurant poll

Because El Jinete in Centerville/Snellville won our informal "Favorite" Mexican Restaurant poll recently, I had to check it out for myself.

El Jinete is in the Ingles of Centerville shopping center, located at the corner of Bethany Church Rd and Centerville Highway. The address is 3303 Centerville Hwy # 7, Snellville, GA 30039.  The shopping center looks kind of dingy and run-down, but based on all the comments in our My Snellville Blog Facebook group that El Jinete was good, I considered that this restaurant might be a hidden jewel.

The restaurant was very clean and had a nice smell when we entered.

I had Item #9 from the Lunch Menu. This was a Burrito Supreme with sides of refried beans and red rice, $4.99. It was a nice amount of food for the money. In fact, I had trouble eating it all. It was topped with a generous amount of lettuce, sour cream, and a tomato slice.

Soft drinks are a little pricey at $1.99 but include a refill. Service was very nice and efficient. Bathroom (the ladies room anyway!) was nice and clean.  

The restaurant has some nice extras on the table for people who want Habanero sauce or Picante sauce. The restaurant had a full bar. The restaurant also has a wide-screen TV.

Latest health inspection score for El Jinete was 97.

The only negative:  The radio playing in the kitchen is a bit loud.

Did it blow all other Mexican restaurants I've tried away? No, not really, but it's definitely up there on my list. It was a good value for the money, good food, clean atmosphere, attentive service. I liked that the place was authentic, and if you want to really experience a bit of Mexican culture, you will find it here. That's pretty cool.

 Belinda said...

El Jinete is good, clean, friendly and close to where I live. The staff knows and appreciate their regular customers. The best neighborhood restaurant in Centerville area. I almost always see people that I know. It's not necessarily the best Mexican food I've ever had but it's a very good value.

 vidagetfit said...

This resturant is good and the prices are cheap. The portion size is large enough that I always walk out with extra food. Nice atmosphere and the staff are very pleasant. The overall appearance is clean which includes the restrooms.