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Jimmys Taverna

4.3
4.3
319 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Yasas! Jimmy"s Taverna welcomes you. Join us for the freshest seafood, wood-grilled meats and the most innovative appetizers in Mammoth. Our chefs are classically trained, our service is superb, and our décor is gorgeous. Our world-class wine and spirit selections pair perfectly with our Mediterranean fare making every meal an event. Reservations are recommended. It's the closest you'll come to Greece while in California. Come on in, we've saved you a seat

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 934-2515

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Graham

  • Private party contact

    Lynnsie Edge: (760) 934-2515

  • Neighborhood

    Mammoth

  • Cross street

    Old Mammoth Rd. & Sierra Nevada Rd.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Green Line, Town Trolley, Hospitality Shuttle

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. LJ

    LJL2

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Not all the workers were wearing masks which was disappointing!
  2. m

    michellew

    Yosemite

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Enjoyed the bruschetta very much! Sat at the bar for happy hour.
  3. MW

    MerrillW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    the food was good. The pita appetizer with hummus was delicious! The best pita I have had! The pita tasted seasoned and grilled and the humus was creamy and tasty but not too garlicy ! My husband got a lamb type of casserole. He said it was tasty, however the portion was not that big. Our beautiful Brazilian server was quick and warm and friendly! We had the most wonderful conversations with her! Love her and hope she succeeds in all her adventures! Our two only suggestions-update the sitting area and offer something warm and decaffeinated at night (no decaf coffee or tea)
  4. RB

    RyanB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The food was okay - I would not recommend the fish. Tables were too close together. We asked for a table that wasn't in such a crowded area, but was told it was reserved for larger parties - shortly thereafter a party of 3 was seated there.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Jimmy’s Taverna. It was a lovely experience. The staff was so nice. The food was amazing. The drinks were so so good!!! We will definitely be returning.
  6. C

    Crashley

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so friendly! Food was excellent!
  7. D

    Disappointing

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Overall food was good but very skimpy. 2 small pieces of spanakopita for $12 and a tiny portion of pita and hummus for the same. Also a very pushy sommelier. Great wine list but wasn't happy that we only ordered glasses, not a bottle.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t believe this restaurant is about to close because it was bought by a bigger company. I’ll miss the good vibe of this “small business”. Besides, the food and drinks are outstanding and the staff is extremely kind!!
  9. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our regular restaurant when we came in o Mammoth
  10. PB

    PriscillaB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Jimmy’s Taverna is not what it used to be, due to the sale of the business by the owner. The ambiance has completely disappeared (we walked in last night, and the lights were on way too bright. I thought it was for a cleaning crew! Seriously! And at the once-busy bar, it was completely empty, except for a stack of dirty dishes that a waiter apparently left there, and no one in management thought it might be prudent to bus them entirely!) The food was decent, but since we had been patronizing this restaurant for the past 9 years, it was not what it once was! Such a shame. Another casualty of the pandemic.
  11. LG

    LourdesG

    Yosemite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really good food fresh food. Friendly, helpful staff.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Luis took excellent care of us. The chicken was great, the lavender crème brûlée needs more lavender flavor. The table spacing was comfortable, felt like we had privacy.
  13. LH

    LeslieH

    Yosemite

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites in Mammoth. Food is ALWAYS interesting and delicious and the service is always great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here is great. Food is amazing and of course thé wine is great.. it’s kinda what they do
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambiance. We will be back when we are in Mammoth:)
  16. EL

    ELDEE24

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Mammoth! We have been eating here for years and it never disappoints. We always have the family favorite, flaming cheese and the delicious dips with warm pita for starters. All of the fish entrees are delicious and the lamb is always cooked to perfection. In addition, they have an incredibly knowledgeable sommelier Chip, who not only can recommend the perfect wine to suit your taste but is also a warm and gracious host. This place is must whenever you’re in Mammoth.
  17. R

    Robin

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had THE BEST experience for New Year’s Eve! The restaurant is beautiful, and the food was delicious! We shared everything so we tasted many itEms on the menu. All were fabulous! The wine list was extensive and the sommelier was very knowledgeable! Would definitely go back!
  18. E

    Eddie

    Los Angeles

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and very welcoming and the champagne on NY eve was a very lovely touch. Food was very good except the greens on the salad was wilted and seemed not to be very fresh. Loved the 3 taster of Dips and the scallops with was done very nicely.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Mammoth. Always.
  20. DR

    DrRX

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was amazing!!
  21. C

    Citygal7

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Cocktails were very good. House white was very good as well. Beef Fillet was cooked perfectly Sea bass presentation was excellent, could have been seasoned a bit stronger. Overall recommend and will go again
  22. BA

    BayAreaNative

    San Francisco

    211 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It’s tempting to ascribe the downfall from our prior great experience two years ago to this evening to Covid-induced supply chain issues but I don’t think that captures the changes that we saw. The pita-based appetizer was the highlight of the meal and the rest was just sort of uninspired. Service was spotty other than attentive water service. Out of beer ( of literally any kind) is okay? Not at this price. I hope they can recapture the style they had some time ago but for now I would, regrettably, not return.
  23. QB

    QBwashere

    Los Angeles

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Way too salty
  24. LJ

    LindsayJ

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! That goes a long way! Ambiance was great such a cute place! Got the appetizer of the different dips and highly recommend the feta. Dinner was just average, slightly below. But I would definitely come back just order differently.
  25. D

    Danielle

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I was so disappointed with my experience at Jimmy's Taverna that I would give it zero stars if I could. I had made reservations there for a birthday celebration, and from the moment we walked in we were greeted with attitude from the bartender, who was not wearing a mask even though there were signs indicating that masks are required there. (When I stated that we had a reservation, his response was "Oh how nice for you." Not sure what we might have done to warrant this kind of treatment.) We were denied a special request related to our meal by the chef, and it seemed that almost as if to punish us, our food was left under the heating lamp for quite some time, drying it out and making it barely inedible. The service was indifferent at best, and at one point we were ready to walk out as it didn't seem to matter to the staff whether or not we stayed. Later that evening, two of the three people in our party were sick to our stomach from the meal. I will never dine here again, and hope that others will heed my advice-- with all of the wonderful restaurants at Mammoth, I suggest looking into a place that values its customers and serves food that you can actually enjoy.
  26. F

    Felipe

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, one of the best in Mammoth.
  27. RD

    RudyD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu very interesting and artfully prepared. Excellent service friendly and efficient. Very welcoming environment. Cool scene at the bar with lots of energy. We will really miss this place.
  28. P

    Pierogininja

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the casual vibe. Food was delicious, she had the Thanksgiving dinner, I had sea bass. Wine was amazing and the sommelier was extremely helpful in steering us towards some amazing wines at excellent value. Great overall experience.
  29. TN

    TimN

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    it seems, this place is just opened after the covid pandemic, so it is kind of half-open. The food is very good as always.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The service was terrible. Very slow. Water glass empty all the time. Ordered wine and it didn’t come for twenty minutes. What we ordered was pretty good but a very small menu and very expensive for what you got
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Upon arriving after making a reservation, the waiter told me I could pick any seat. I wanted to pick a table that seats four near the window for my wife and I, but he told me those were for other reservations that have 4 people. We ended up seated at a two-seater in the corner of the restaurant. About 15 minutes later, more parties of 2 people got to sit at the seats we want to sit at. We ordered a Greek salad and dip sampler. Both were fine. We then ordered the octopus salad and sea bass. Both highly disappointing. The octopus seemed over cooked and it’s texture seemed off. Also the greens it was plated with was extremely greasy. The sea bass didn’t taste like it was cleaned or seasoned before being cooked, so tasted extremely fishy. It didn’t help that the veggies topped on the fish was also very greasy and didn’t go well with the side of rice and greens. Felt gross after eating the dishes, and couldn’t even finish either. Just an overall disappointing experience overall- food and service wise. Also fyi, not all the employees there wear masks.
  32. D

    David

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious...had the 2x cooked sea bass - flavorful, filling and light - a challenging combination.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The open face Sea Bass was very good and flavorful. The rest of the food was above average. Our server was great, just the right amount of attentiveness.
  34. SH

    ShoeHen

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t say enough about this wonderful Mediterranean inspired restaurant!! The staff is amazing and attentive, and a special shout out to the sommelier, Chip who can always pick out a delicious bottle of wine (their wine list is fabulous). The food is superb and the ambiance is lovely. We’re so happy they’ve been able to stay open during the pandemic and will continue to frequent the establishment often!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience
  36. KM

    KymM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate
  37. FA

    FrontierAccountant

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well staffed, and good service despite COVID. Enjoyed the fish chowder and the mushroom risotto with prawns.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner & awesome service at the bar!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Luis took great care of us and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The burrata tomatoes were crisp and cold, cheese was perfect. Only had one cocktail but damn was it good, tequila base and yes, I will take another. Chip handled the wine, that gentlemen knew what we needed and wanted. Turns out hes a San Diego native, what a delight. Main course: Filet Mignon, Oscar style w/ a creole sauce…..oh with mashed potatoes & asparagus. Well done, and yes I will be back 🙌🏼
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jimmy’s is my favorite restaurant in Mammoth. Great food, wine, ambiance and service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Jimmys Taverna does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Jimmys Taverna is rated 4.3 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Mammoth Rd. & Sierra Nevada Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Mammoth

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Green Line, Town Trolley, Hospitality Shuttle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Graham

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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