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El Molcajete

409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
+1 815-544-8974
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been eating here for 20 years now. Not once have I had anything bad. Truly the best Mexican food I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mariorI25NQ
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I've been going here for several years. The food is authentic. The portions are huge and the staff is always very friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kymm G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Always great food and service. Have been enjoying their food for years and will come back again! Fast service and always friendly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited This place after reading several other reviews on Trip Advisor. Everything that was said was true. My husband had the steak fajita burrito and it was huge and it was packed with steak and vegetables which is what he likes! I had a combination...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Fast, delicious authentic Mexican cuisine in the heart of the small, midwestern town of Belvidere! Home of Fiat-Chrysler and General Mills, the town revival is being led by food entrepreneurs and antiques experts as well as sweets shops for dessert afterward!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Steak burritos are excellent and huge. All of their food is pretty good though and you get plenty to eat.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank toto821
Reviewed June 14, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent. We had the Chorizo Burrito and the Barbacoa Burrito and they were stuffed with meat and wrapped in a tasty tortilla. The menu is diverse and there were a lot of interesting dishes we thought about...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mitch M
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Was in downtown Belvedere and stopped here for lunch. Great service and I was surprised how clean the place was. Very diverse menu with all the normal expectations Guacamole was very good Had a torta - would order again Internet signal too boot! Stop in

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 65N20w
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

All the food was fresh and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. What a gem in Belvidere! Chicken taco was moist but the Barbacoa will blow your mind!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 827terit
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

On a whim, went with 3 coworkers for lunch. They had tostadas which apparently were delicious because when I looked up from my own chewing, theirs was gone. I had the chorizo torta. Excellent bread and filling, maybe a bit light on the sausage but...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank lovel966
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michele h
August 12, 2018|
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Response from toto821 | Reviewed this property |
no, I don't believe they serve alcohol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere
  • Phone Number: +1 815-544-8974
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