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El Molcajete

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1308 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Excellent Mexican food, huge menu, huge portions, priced right

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Tasty, cheap monster portions

The food here is certainly tasty and we enjoys out tamales and chimichangas a lot. Service was very quick and friendly and the free salsa was nice. Food doesn't have much of a spicy kick, so it's friendly to all. There is hot sauce on the table. Lunch for two was $20, so can't grumble at all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
masaccio
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Columbia, TN
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a late lunch with friends a week ago at El Molcajete in Manchester , TN. Restaurant was recommended by three different individuals as the best Mexican food in town and they were correct. Food was excellent, service was very good and prices were very reasonable. Ambiance was very nice and restaurant was quite clean. Will certainly go there again... More 

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Thank Judy C
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Mexican food, but this was a bit disappointing. I arrived at 2:50 and waited to be seated. By the time the waiter took my order, I wasn't able to order from the lunch menu. The food was average.

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Thank 919wanderlust
Manchester, Tennessee
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We eat here from time to time. It is nice as far as decent food. The service is ok, nothing fabulous. Camino Real in Tullahoma is a lot more personable as a rule. And the food is better at Tullahoma's, too. But, for what it is, it is recommended.

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Thank Bronie_1997
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 489 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The food here is certainly tasty and we enjoys out tamales and chimichangas a lot. Service was very quick and friendly and the free salsa was nice. Food doesn't have much of a spicy kick, so it's friendly to all. There is hot sauce on the table. Lunch for two was $20, so can't grumble at all.

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Thank masaccio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have ate at El Molcajete a few times. My daughters and wife love the chicken con caso. I have tried different dishes and have been happy with most.

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Thank Chris H
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food can be found here at reasonable pRices. I got the carnita soft tacos. Made with roasted pork these were divine! Not a bit of fat in the pork. Fresh cilantro and onion was great! Husband hot chili rellano which was fantastic and freshly made. Excellent takeout service. If you like spicy ask for their really hot salsa!!... More 

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Thank travelinggists
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

There is a lot of Mexican restaurants in Manchester this is my favorite so far. To be honest I have not tried them all because I do enjoy this place. I love their beans and rice. Friendly staff.

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Thank Shawna L
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our drive back to St Louis from Orlando and went off of online reviews. The appearance at the hostess desk is a bit deceiving: the food and service is much better! Wide variety to chose from including vegetarian dishes, kids menu and dessert menu. Service is attentive and quick, portions are huge and great... More 

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Thank LotusStl
North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ate at the restaurant on Thursday night April 23rd. It was highly recommended by some of the locals, and definitely did not disappoint. There was a very good crowd (especially for a Thursday). We were seated quickly and our waiter was very good and helpful. I had enchiladas and they were very good. The sauce had a great taste... More 

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Thank ClemsonFan7
Plymouth, Indiana
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Good was good - kind of small portion for the entree, but reasonable. Service was awful - there were only a couple of tables occupied, but we had to flag down another server to get refills. When our server did stop by, he only brought one of the refills we requested. We had to wait 15 minutes after we finished... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Manchester

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Excellent Mexican food, huge menu, huge portions, priced right
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?