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El Molinito

3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
520-744-1188
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Ranked #796 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Pisa, Italy
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185 reviews 185 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This has been my first experience with mexican cousine and I deeply hope that what I have eaten is not rephresentive of this cousine. The dishes were a mess with tacos, salad, chese, tomato all mixed togheter. The meat was without taste and without "meat" appearance; even the sauce for tortillas wasn't good. Terrible experience.

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I would rather pay for great food than have crappy food for free. It is greasy Too salty Not clean Poor taste Tough meat Service is very friendly though, that is why it got two not one.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

I eat here frequently. No it doesn't have silly stuff hanging from the ceiling, no I haven't seen a mariachi band (major plus), it isn't eloquent, but I find it has very authentic and very good Mexican food. If I'm in the area and ready to eat, I never hesitate to stop.

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Mesa, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in the last few years, but after our last experience we will not be back. First off the carpet to the bathrooms was very grimy. The ladies restroom was just plain dirty. Service was slow and our server completely ignored us. I had the green corn tamales with a side of rice.... More

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