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Los Molcajetes

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527 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
503-434-2780
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our go to places in McMinnville. I love their Molcajetes Especial - beef and chicken. Yummy although a bit hard to eat. Fajitas, chile verde. All very good. When they are busy service can slow down and you might deal some grumpy staff, but once you are in the food is very good.

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Thank Brad G
McMinnville, Oregon
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All over Oregon there are numerous Mexican restaurants, not least in McMinnville but Los Molcajetes stands out for reasonably priced great tasting food served quickly.

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Thank davidnorman1
White Salmon, Washington
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The restaurant owner (?) was really sweet. But the food was only so-so. I wouldn't go back. It filled the hole and that was all.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a regular spot for family dinners out. The restaurant is very large inside. We rarely have much of a wait even on busy nights. Weekends are best for fresh, handmade tortillas. We like the flavor of the fajitas. They have a kids menu that is also a good value. The service has always been warm and friendly. If... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Friendly wait staff and extensive menu. Yummy chips and salsa. Really good guacamole! Other vegan options available.

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Thank JasperMarks
New Mexico
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I ordered a shrimp and chorizo molcajete and the shrimp were awesome--a fairly spicy dish so watch out! I enjoyed my margarita, and the rice and beans were great. My favorite was the flan---they really do the mexican desserts well here. Everyone loved what they got, we had a big table, and the place was slammed so service was all... More 

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Thank SavvyTraveler11
rdm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Prompt service, good food, and reasonable prices. Large menu to select anything you might like. Very good margaritas.

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Thank RdmPuff
Forest Grove, Oregon
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This place has a festive traditional Mexican atmosphere. Reminds me of a restaurant you'd find in Old Town San Diego. The chips and salsa were excellent, tasted homemade, so I was looking forward to my entree. The grilled chicken salad was mediocre with tasty chicken topped on shredded iceberg lettuce filling, chopped tomato and dried out shredded cheddar. My husband... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great service. Excellent food, large portions. Great atmosphere very comfortable and clean. Lots of menu choices and prices were very reasonable. We will definitely will go back!

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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Good service, Large portions - pretty traditional Mexican offerings. Huge menu to select from. The college boys cleaned their plates.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: 503-434-2780

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