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El Molinito

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3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
520-744-1188
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Longtime Restaurant....

After many years we are Not enjoying the flavors so much anymore. What has changed??? We have many other choices to make instead...The place is always busy so there is a happy loyal following. The wait staff is very efficient.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
maggiez99z
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After many years we are Not enjoying the flavors so much anymore. What has changed??? We have many other choices to make instead...The place is always busy so there is a happy loyal following. The wait staff is very efficient.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We go to El Molinito at least once a week. The wait staff treat us like family and we always have a great meal.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was invited to El Molinito by some locals just before heading to the airport. I really enjoyed the meal. Great salsa and plenty of chips to go along. I got the Combo #2 (two tacos and a tamale) and was stuffed when finished. The lettuce and cheese on the tacos was very generous and the tamale was good with... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

El Molinito is a wonderful Mexican food restaurant, and is good for dining in, carry out, or even catering (I've had all 3)! It's Mexican food the way it should be - tasty and NOT expensive. The salsa is one of my favorites anywhere, and the chips it comes with are pretty good, too! I've had a number of different... More 

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Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Excellent food, friendly caring staff, reasonable prices - what more could anyone want? Check this one out next time you are in Tucson/Marana!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The wife stopped by on sat 3-7-15 to order 2 each carne seca chimi's which cost $16.54 and drives home and we sit down to eat--- the take out containers are packed full of rice and lettuce and a way over fried empty chimichanga-- Yep nothing inside. Both EMPTY. We called back and spoke to a really nice girl Cecilia... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were a group of 5 very tired and hungry people. Service was good and the food was Great. Probably the best grilled shrimp I have ever had. Prices very reasonable for the quantity and quality. We will be back.

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The salsa is a good introduction to the authentic tasting food served at this convenient restaurant. As another reviewer mentioned, many of the servers have heavy accents which required careful listening. Our dishes were adequately spiced and accurate according to our inquiry of the waiter when we ordered. This is a busy place at dinner time and they were a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of the finest "Mexican" restaurants at a mid price level I have ever been in. The food was just like Mexico City. From taste, texture and appearance, it was Mexico. The wait staff has very strong accents, so they area little difficult to understand, unless you are used to Spanish speakers. It is clean, good drinks and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Dined here while visiting Tucson and person we met at resort recommended it. Large portions at good price point. Those are the highlights I am sad to say. Not bad but far from memorable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-744-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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