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El Molcajete

409 S. State St, Belvidere, IL
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Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Belvidere
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I grew up eating mexican food and most of their food is authentic and tasty. I've ordered a lot from their extensive menu over the years and everything seems very fresh and good except for their steak. My fiancé and I ordered the skirt steak and we had a cheap version of steak that was NOT skirt steak. It also... More

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18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I've been to El Molcajete many times and would recommend it to anyone looking for Mexican in either Belvidere or even Rockford. The atmosphere is very average but clean. The staff are always very friendly and the food is very good. From burritos to tacos to guacamole salad, the food is just yummy! The salsa I literally eat with a... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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130 reviews 130 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Very clean and excellent service. It's always good to see Hispanic customers in a Mexican restaurant. They start you off with poco de gallo and salsa that is pureed biut has many ingredients; along with authentic house made chips. I ordered the guisado de puerco which is a pork stew and authentic. (Not like the burrito which is a white... More

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