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El Molcajete

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1013 E Overland, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3702
+1 308-632-7301
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Berri, Australia
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Went to this restaurant on advice. It serves authentic Mexican Food with a nice environment. The tacos and chimichungas are excellent. I will be back for the posoles.

Thank David A
Edinburg, Texas
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Stopped by one morning for breakfast and was not disappointed. This is real mexican food, homemade flour tortillas and delicious menudo. The only place in the area that I found with really good Mexican Food

Thank beautifuljourney2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This little hole-in-the-wall restaurant is inexpensive and delicious. The decor is modest, with about 9-10 tables that sit 2-4 people. The food is the focal point and it is so good and authentic that it attracts a broad base of customers. You can order carry out and many people did just that. Service was friendly and helpful. We will return... More 

Thank Lisa S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015

I would consider this place a hole in the wall, out of your way place locals are aware of. The locale isn't great, could be a bit bigger but great food!

Thank kausn
Lincoln, Nebraska
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341 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is so delicious. Take a chance, you won't regret it.

Thank Buffy24
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is truly authentic Mexican at its best. From the homemade corn tortillas for the tacos to the perfectly seasoned fillings, this place is a MUST STOP whenever you are in the Scottsblugg.Gering area!! I think the people disappointed with this place must think the overseasoned, greasy food at the chain restaurants is "Mexican". If you truly know authentic, you'll... More 

Thank Project HIghway C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good Mexican fare that to the best of my knowledge is authentic. Guacamole and freshly made in-house chips excellent. Staff friendly. A good sign: clientele heavily Hispanic all dressed up in their Sunday best having a good time. Reasonably priced. Hasn't become pretentious since it opened +/- five years ago. Only drawback, unisex toilet (one only), dark, needs to be... More 

Thank Pilot2007
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

Bring cash and an appetite. Good food and service. Don't be put off by the exterior. Place was spotless and staff friendly.

Thank Tupelohoneyz
Englewood, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

I visited on a Saturday night at just about closing. The outside of the place IS a dive. Unfortunately, so is the inside! I ordered the Guacamole and chips along with chicken fajitas. The chips were good and homemade. The guacamole? I was disappointed with it. After reading to be sure to get it, I found it to be bland... More 

Thank cewtwo
Orange City, IA
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Friends suggested El Molcajete, but I wasn't impressed. I had the chicken enchiladas, which is always a safe choice, and I can say that they were fine, but only that. The rice and beans were nothing special. The restaurant looks more dodgy from the outside than it actually is. I was the only person dining there at the time. Again,... More 

Thank DisplacedColoradan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1013 E Overland, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3702
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Scottsbluff
  • Phone Number: +1 308-632-7301

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