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El Molcajete

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1013 East Overland Dr, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308-632-7301
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pleasant surprise

This little hole-in-the-wall restaurant is inexpensive and delicious. The decor is modest, with about 9-10 tables that sit 2-4 people. The food is the focal point and it is so good and authentic that it attracts a broad base of customers. You can order carry out and many people did just that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Lisa S
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Local cuisine
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This little hole-in-the-wall restaurant is inexpensive and delicious. The decor is modest, with about 9-10 tables that sit 2-4 people. The food is the focal point and it is so good and authentic that it attracts a broad base of customers. You can order carry out and many people did just that. Service was friendly and helpful. We will return... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I would consider this place a hole in the wall, out of your way place locals are aware of. The locale isn't great, could be a bit bigger but great food!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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227 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is so delicious. Take a chance, you won't regret it.

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New York City, New York
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is truly authentic Mexican at its best. From the homemade corn tortillas for the tacos to the perfectly seasoned fillings, this place is a MUST STOP whenever you are in the Scottsblugg.Gering area!! I think the people disappointed with this place must think the overseasoned, greasy food at the chain restaurants is "Mexican". If you truly know authentic, you'll... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good Mexican fare that to the best of my knowledge is authentic. Guacamole and freshly made in-house chips excellent. Staff friendly. A good sign: clientele heavily Hispanic all dressed up in their Sunday best having a good time. Reasonably priced. Hasn't become pretentious since it opened +/- five years ago. Only drawback, unisex toilet (one only), dark, needs to be... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Bring cash and an appetite. Good food and service. Don't be put off by the exterior. Place was spotless and staff friendly.

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Englewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I visited on a Saturday night at just about closing. The outside of the place IS a dive. Unfortunately, so is the inside! I ordered the Guacamole and chips along with chicken fajitas. The chips were good and homemade. The guacamole? I was disappointed with it. After reading to be sure to get it, I found it to be bland... More 

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Orange City, IA
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Friends suggested El Molcajete, but I wasn't impressed. I had the chicken enchiladas, which is always a safe choice, and I can say that they were fine, but only that. The rice and beans were nothing special. The restaurant looks more dodgy from the outside than it actually is. I was the only person dining there at the time. Again,... More 

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Lusk, WY
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My family and I have eaten here for years. There is no reason why this is rated number 9. Great service, incredible authentic food. Get the Buche Taco. Don't look at it and don't ask what it is, just enjoy. This place and the Creamery next door for ice cream is a complete day. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I love mexican food and this is one of the best! looks like a dive but its a goldmine!! the sevice was great and the food is way under priced!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1013 East Overland Dr, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Scottsbluff
  • Phone Number: 308-632-7301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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