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El Molino

809 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-9300
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Ranked #27 of 113 restaurants in Lebanon
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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English first
Tennessee
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153 reviews 153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Lebanon, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This was a birthday group and all the workers were exceptionally fast, pleasant and welcoming ! The food was better than any that I have had, in years. The birthday boy was given a sombrero and ice cream after the meal and it was a very pleasant experience. When you leave a place, smiling, it is worth it ! Also,,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Would have loved to give an extra half star. Went here after reading the TA reviews, and were very glad we did. We lived in New Mexico for over 10 years, and are very familiar with all styles of Mexican/Texican/Tex-Mex food, including bad. This was good! The heat was well balanced with flavor--often the only flavor offered is heat--and the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Looked up reviews on this restaurant and had to try! I had the Hawaiian burrito. Let me tell you it was very good. The favors were there not bland like a lot of the Mexican restaurants. It may sound pricey at the regular menu price but I promise it is worth every penny. If you plan on dessert I wouldn't... More

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Ardmore, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The service was good and the people were friendly, except for the cashier, who I am guessing was the manager or owner. The food just didn't stand up to other Mexican restaurants. We had both chicken and beef tacos and both were very bland. The cheese quesadilla was salty. The Chile Relleno just wasn't very good. The chips and salsa... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

So we drove over to Lebanon from Mt. Juliet (just west), and decided to stop here for lunch, after reading TA reviews of the place. We're new in the Nashville area, and having lived in Oklahoma, and been in Texas and the Southwest quite a bit, we've had our share of Mexican places, some great, some good, some mediocre. Saturday... More

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Hertford, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We are fans of Mexican Food and not so much TexMex. This is a good Mexican Restaurant. The staff is very friendly. We will go out of our way to come back here.

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