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El Molinito

3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
520-744-1188
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I haven't been here in years but decided to give it another try. Although it is a bit run down appearing I do think this adds a bit to its charm. Service was great; we were attended to by multiple staff members. The food was incredible! I had the ground beef lunch chimi and my friend had the shredded beef.... More

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Growing up in Arizona, I've come to appreciate Sonoran-style Mexican food so much that I've given up trying to find "good" Mexican restaurants outside the state. El Molinito is a perfect example of why. From their awesome salsa to the gooey cheese crisp to the shredded beef chimi, their food is why I head straight there whenever I get the... More

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North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I feel old, but I've eaten at this restaurant for >23 years and still one of my favorites! Molinito's has become quite popular for good reason- the food is incredible and you can rely on your favorite menu items to be there year after year, as well as consistent quality dishes every time. You will never leave 1/2 full and... More

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SE, AZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We weren't sure about going here, but wanted to try someplace different. We were so surprised at how great the food was and our server, Luis, was one of the best. The food servings were plentiful and it all tasted so good. The only downside was the noise, but that is really quite normal in a busy restaurant. The food... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Large portions, reasonably priced, family friendly, great service! El Molinito has always been my favorite :)

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

And we come from the land of great New Mexican food! Just fabulous! Definitely authentic. Huge portions and just plain terrific!

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I've been to this restaurant many times over the past few years and the food and service were great. Things have changed my last few visits. The food isn't seemingly as good. We brought some out of town friends to eat there last week and that will be my last visit. The service was horrible and unfriendly. There are plenty... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I eat here at least twice a month (sometimes more)....this is where I head when I need a mexican food fix! Service is always fast, and the lunch specials give good value for the money.

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Riga
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a review for the Wrightstown & Pantano location. Huge portions of boring, bland, and uninspired food is the best way to describe El Molinito. I ordered a bowl of menudo and received a bowl of hominy with a bland broth, a few scraps of tripe, and a bone. Worst menudo I've ever had. The carne asada tacos were... More

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Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We received a recommendation for this restaurant and were not disappointed. My husband had the Chimicahanga and I had the chicken enchiladas lunch special. Both the food and service were excellent. We even bought a pint of salsa to take home. I am surprised at the negative food reviews. Yes, this is not a fancy restaurant, so if you rate... More

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