El Jimador Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City and Columbia

A flagship Mexican restaurant in Jefferson City (and now Columbia and other Missouri locations). There are several Keto items on their menu that are tasty and filling. I love their steak fajitas, which I order without the rice, beans and tortillas and it is so big I still have leftovers! I may order a side of guacamole because it is so good! Another favorite for both of us is their Carne Asada (which is their steak meal) which we order without beans and rice or tortillas. Hubby orders without the cooked onions and peppers because he has an aversion to them, but since being on “maintenance” and can eat more veggie carbs, I say “bring ’em!”  Again, maybe we’ll add a side of guacamole, although it does come with a side of shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and avocados with a couple of jalapenos. If we’re ordering it To Go, we definitely get the guac so we can dip our Chicharrones (pork rinds) in it at home. We think their salsa maybe Keto, but can’t verify, but their Pico de Gallo is definitely low carb since it’s just fresh veggies chopped up and heated up with spices and jalapenos.  They offer several great meat-centered menu items which you can definitely order customized and feel like you are at a fiesta! You won’t miss the shells, beans, rice, and other carbage that could derail your Keto journey. (We have asked them to consider serving Chicharrones for low-carb diners and we’ll keep you posted to see how that goes…because, let’s face it, one of the best parts of eating there is the chips ‘n salsa! Pork rinds and guacamole would be AWESOME for us Keto-ers!). Pictured is one of their new dishes: La Parillada: Chicken breast, steak, chorizo, grilled onions with cactus, and a salad. Not pictured is the beans, rice, and other carb-loaded items that come with it because we’ll have them hold those anyway.


El Jimador Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City (West Edgewood)

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant in Jefferson City (Missouri Blvd)

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant in Columbia