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El Molcajete

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409 S. State St, Belvidere, IL
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great food, reasonable prices ,

El Molcajete has authentic mexican food done the way the owners grandmother made the meals. We have been going here for years.our children who live out of state now return home and insist we go here for mexican.Portions are good. You leave full. They don't serve alcohol ,but that is not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Tom H
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Belvidere, Illinois, United States
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Belvidere, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

El Molcajete has authentic mexican food done the way the owners grandmother made the meals. We have been going here for years.our children who live out of state now return home and insist we go here for mexican.Portions are good. You leave full. They don't serve alcohol ,but that is not a distraction.We enjoy the Coke from Mexico . My... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice place with a nice family style atmosphere and excellent service. We always look for vegetarian options and they have a couple nice ones. The food has always been very good, with fresh foods and good authentic Mexican flavors. My preference is to have a beer, but since I live close by, I can also order the food to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love the shrimp tacos and enchiladas. My wife usually gets a burrito (which she loves) , eats half and saves the other half for her lunch the next day.

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Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love this place, I've been eating there for over 15 yrs. They dont serve alcohol and thats okay because their food makes up for it!! Very casual, and freindly atmosphere!! But the food is awesome, my favs are: Pork Stew, Pasole, and chicken flautas!!

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Belvidere, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

El Mocajete is where we go for great Mexican food in Belvidere. Steak burritos and fresh salsa are excellent. The atmosphere is casual - it's o-k to bring your family with young children.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went there with a group of friends after a visitation. We walked in and sat ourselves and they right away came and took our drink orders. They then brought us chips and salsa which was delicious. It took FOREVER for them to come back to the table to take our order. I ordered the chicken fajitas and my husband ordered... More 

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Chicago
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49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been twice and have enjoyed the food, the servie, and the atmosphere very much! The prices are very low and the food is plentiful!

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Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at this particular restaurant for nearly 14 years, and there are times when we'll pick up carryout meals twice in one week. At other times, we'll go sit down and have lunch or dinner there. The food is always excellent, and Victor, the owner, and his staff are some of the kindest people we... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Quiet, clean, reasonably priced spot for lunch in downtown Belvidere. Try the steak torta, absolutely delicious.

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I haven't had better Mexican anywhere in Illinois than here. Always prompt to seat you, and always bring out chips, salsa, and pico de gallo--all home made and fresh. I especially love their Carne Asada tacos, and Al Pastor Gorditas, but they only have those on Saturday and one other day of the week. Oh, and I don't think I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 S. State St, Belvidere, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?