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409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rockford, Illinois
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

we appreciate a good Mexican food restaurant that doesn't charge for sour cream :) we have never been disappointed with anything we've eaten here, great steak

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Thank Stefanie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The best mexican food in the area. Served fast and hot with tons of flavor, they keep the chips and salsa coming and bring sour cream without being asked.

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Thank Joshua C
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Everything is amazing here the dinner and the breakfast food is pretty awesome! We really enjoy the food here and the atmosphere. It is family friendly and the staff is really nice and very mindful to make sure you have a great experience.

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Thank Leonard B
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nice people and the food is always good ,Also if you dine in you get there wonderful Peco and chips !

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Thank Melissa S
Bangalore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Great tacos and dinners. Daily specials. Love their chorizo, al pastor and horchata. Very reasonable prices.

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Thank Lon H
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

This dinner was so good I am writting this tableside we had the tacos( mucho Bueno) and their chili relleno...and their flan was firm, sweetened just perfect the best flan I've ate in the area..and after living in south Florida I have had the privilege of some great flans. The staff is friendly the price is reasonable..already anticipating our next... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Belvidere and have a taste for Mexican food, the number one Taquiera is El Molcajete. While busy busy all the time there is never a wait for a table and service is prompt. Servers check back often and are friendly to everyone. Meal portions are generous, presentation is eye popping and the quality is consistently good.... More 

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Thank Russell J
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

With great food and great service its hard to beat this place. They have the best Mexican food in town and they keep the chips and salsa coming what more can you ask for!

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1 Thank Leonard B
Belvidere, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

El Molcajete has authentic mexican food done the way the owners grandmother made the meals. We have been going here for years.our children who live out of state now return home and insist we go here for mexican.Portions are good. You leave full. They don't serve alcohol ,but that is not a distraction.We enjoy the Coke from Mexico . My... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice place with a nice family style atmosphere and excellent service. We always look for vegetarian options and they have a couple nice ones. The food has always been very good, with fresh foods and good authentic Mexican flavors. My preference is to have a beer, but since I live close by, I can also order the food to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?