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Hector's Mexican Food

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2901 East 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 (Formerly Molca Salsa)
(801) 487-3850
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I've been here for a breakfast burrito once, and for lunch. The tortillas they use a great, and they use 2 on the tacos. The carne asada was good, but not a lot of spice. The fish tacos were OK. I would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Without a doubt the best burritos I've ever had. This place is a legend in ski history. Grab a Breakfast Burrito before hitting the slopes and stop by later for a Chorizo burrito as an apres ski snack. Don't forget to use plenty of their excellent homemade hot sauce too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a fantastic 24-hr Mexican fast food restaurant that is absolutely the best you could ask for. Whether you're heading back from the slopes or are just in need of a late night snack, Hector's is worth the trek and the wait (because there will likely be a line). I'm easy to please -- bean and cheese burrito, churro,... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My grandma probably won't agree (sorry abuela) but this is the best Mexican ever. Get the carne asada burrito but don't forget to add cheese and sour cream.

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Sandy, Utah, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fish Taco's were burnt beyond recognition, probably won't be going back there again. There are other places that are much better!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been here for a breakfast burrito once, and for lunch. The tortillas they use a great, and they use 2 on the tacos. The carne asada was good, but not a lot of spice. The fish tacos were OK. I would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Been going to Hector's (or Molcasalsa) for 14yrs. Even if I haven't been there for a long time, Hector knows my voice over the intercom and already what I want. The guy REALLY cares. The food is great but the place as a whole is AWESOME. Give it a try anytime...you won't be disappointed!

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I'll be comparing this to Alberto's. I've had too many bad experiences with Beto's to even make a comparison here and can't ever imagine going back there. Carne Asada Burrito - 4 stars Probably as good as any I can recall having in Utah. Didn't get any gross pieces of meat that you'll sometimes find with other places like Beto's.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

plenty of expensive options for mexican exist this one is in the medium price range relative to Beto's and other suspect late night spots. all of my friends can attest this place delivers on quality, I like the chimichangas, or california burrito, great atmosphere, location, service, consistency, they know their product well, I've been here at least 4 times this... More 

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Chandigarh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I love Mexican food and these people know how to make it!!!! I went there for continuous 1.5 months. I love their California burrito. A family own restaurant, they will start remembering your your few visit and you won't know that its a restaurant its feel like family. A must go for all who love Mexican food.

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SLC, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

I have been going here for nearly 20 years now and enjoy my meal every time. Pick one of the monthly specials for added value. Everything tastes even better after midnight.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2901 East 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 (Formerly Molca Salsa)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 487-3850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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