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El Molino

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809 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-9300
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always wonderful!

We love to eat here! Always FAST friendly service and good food! WE come here for birthday parties and just every day meals. Kid friendly. Love the chips and salsa!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Tina C
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We love to eat here! Always FAST friendly service and good food! WE come here for birthday parties and just every day meals. Kid friendly. Love the chips and salsa!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We looked online for a place to eat while traveling West. This was right off of 40 so we stopped and we were so glad we did. Had great food and the service was great. Would gladly stop again if we are in the area.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We used to eat here all of the time. We stopped for a couple weeks but have recently come back to a lot of new faces, However, the food is still just as good as before. We will continue to make it a weekly visit.

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Phoenix
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321 reviews 321 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are 2 Mexican restaurants on S Cumberland St north of I-40 at this exit. El Molino is farther north on the east side - the other is south closer to I-40 and on the west side. We prefer the food & service at El Molino. It's really fresh, served with a smile and great attentiveness - even when they... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Last time we went there, it took an hour for our food to come out after it took us 30 to order. Meal came back with soggy chips. Fastest thing that came out was my son's hamburger and fries.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My family and I decided to try this restaurant. The food was excellent! I had the Hawaiian Fajitas. The flavor was unlike any other Mexican restaurant. All the ingredients must have been cooked individually then combined on the plate. Everything had it's unique flavor in the dish, but it all meshed well. Our service was wasn't as good as the... More 

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Tennessee
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162 reviews 162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was three in the afternoon and only one other able. I don't know if our waiter was inexperienced, didn't care or baffled. We had a group of 6 adults and two five year olds. He finally came and took our orders. When he brought the food he didn't bring the children's simple tacos. He should have made sure he... More 

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Brandon, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Tasteless salsa, sewer-like water, greasy food, poor service. The staff was at least friendly when they checked on us, and the prices were fair.

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Cookeville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I gave this place a try because of the good reviews I saw on TA. The food was very bland and most of it was just no good. The cheese dip had no flavor at all. My daughter had steak nachos. The steak was chewy. I had the Special dinner. Nothing special about it. Anyway the food was not good.... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Wayyyyy better than the place across the street. Salsa actually has some bite, sauces are not sugary sweet, service great, nice menu additions beyond the standard "Mexican" fare. Seriously, this place blows away the local competition.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 809 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN 37087
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lebanon
  • Phone Number: (615) 449-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?