Voted Lexington Area’s Best Mexican Restaurant

About Us

Chef Francisco

From Chef Francisco

'Hola' (Hello) and welcome amigos, to a real Mexican family experience that will forever change your expectations from institutional restaurants. We craft our food from scratch and grill the traditional way with the freshest of ingredients for you to explore flavors from all of Mexico.

I grew up smelling and enjoying my mom’s cooking. Her love for preparing fresh vegetables and chiles to make her special authentic Mexican recipes had such an impact on my life. I have always wanted to share our family’s love for fresh traditional food. My path was set to go to attend culinary school in the upstate of South Carolina and become a Chef. I want you to allow the distinct flavors, different chiles, spices and home cooked recipes to take you on a journey back to my home and to enjoy our family’s love for the traditional family meal.

We are pleased to have you as our guest at El Jimador and hope you thoroughly enjoy your time with our family.

The Spice Is Right!

Look for our Mexican Street Style items by Chef Francisco. These are versions of tastes inspired by some of the greatest Mexican street food vendors and our family. Please ask for our family-style homemade corn tortillas, they are a must try!