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“Momocho--more than just guac and margaritas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Momocho

Momocho
1835 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH 44113-3035
216.694.2122
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Ranked #13 of 1,668 restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Momocho serves award winning modern mexican cuisine / located in the historic ohio city neighborhood / dinner 6 nights a week + weekday happy hour from 5pm-630pm / seasonal outdoor patios / reservations accepted for parties of 6 or less / viva momocho!
cleveland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Momocho--more than just guac and margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I treated my husband to dinner at Momocho in Ohio City. We had stopped there about a year earlier for drinks and guacamole. Unfortunately, it was really late that night and the restaurant was uber-crowded so Hubs wasn't impressed and didn't especially want to go back. I wanted to try again though. Since Hubs loves to watch chefs in action, and I ask a lot of questions, it was natural that we would sit at the chef's table which is really a countertop at the end of the galley kitchen upstairs.

It's not the most comfortable or private area to sit in (and if you have difficulty climbing stairs, forget it), but it is well worth it. We had an amazing dinner with crab guacamole, empanadas, the world's best sea scallops, and pumpkin puree for dessert. Hubs even raved about the coffee. I liked the hibiscus margarita (but it was on the sweet side.)

The chefs were our servers, entertainers and educators for the evening. We had a great time watching them prepare food and explain ingredients and techniques. They were knowledgeable and friendly.

Hubs already knows what he's going to order next time. In fact, he insisted on making another reservation before leaving and he says this will be a regular stop for us from now on.

Some caveats: The portions are decent but the prices are on the high side for Mexican. Momocho does have a parking lot and our large vehicle made it in easily, but it's a small lot with few spaces. The stairs are steep and narrow. The chef's table is in a high-traffic area with very little space for two people. Servers and fellow diners kept bumping my chair and the noise level is loud both upstairs and downstairs. In short, if you are looking for a quiet, romantic spot, this isn't it. If you are looking for excellent food and a fun atmosphere, you have to try Momocho!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Avon Lake
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Can't wait to return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I love this place! Try a margarita, I had the cucumber it so delicious. The chips and guacomoles , both are awesome. Try the bacon white chocolate.I had the trout , unbelievable! You will never go to the Fiestas,Los's or si's ever again !

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Campbellsville, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loud and left hungry”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Not from the area and just plugged in Mexican as a food choice in the Garmin. Ended up at Momocho. Can't get tacos or beans at this restaurant. The main course is a bowl of whatever meat your ordered and condiments. There are no sides. It is extremely cramped. On a Saturday night, you have to yell over the others at the bar to speak to the person next to you. The staff is friendly. The menu is hard to read but locals seem to flock to it.

Visited January 2014
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Chardon, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Wonderful restaurant. Great, great food with a nice,intimate atmosphere. Our waiter had a great understanding of the large list of various tequilas and menu items which added to the experience. Not the typical Mexican fare which was great because it was well done. Really good guacamole - definitely a highlight. Highly recommended.

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Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone! I have never had a better margarita, the guac is outrageous, and the menu offers various tex-mex delights. It's in a very cute part of the city, as well.

Visited August 2013
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