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Los Molcajetes

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527 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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White Salmon, Washington
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank wellwhateverfor
McMinnville, Oregon
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Joshua and Juli... P
Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank JasperMarks
New Mexico
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Thank SavvyTraveler11
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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.

Thank RdmPuff
Forest Grove, Oregon
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank MJ_EBs007
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 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!

Thank Sharon H
Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
26 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.

Thank d e
McMinnville, Oregon
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Love this restaurant! Best Mexican food in McMinnville! My favorite dish is the Chicken Mole Enchiladas - it is the best Mole I've had! The service is also great; very attentive and friendly. During one visit with friends, we were sitting at a table outside on the sidewalk enjoying the weather and margaritas - before our first drink was finished... More 

Thank Rices5
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Lots of restaurants don't do a good job of creating a cozy bar space where adults can enjoy themselves without being next to tables with children. This place literally walls off the bar which I really appreciate. Servers are attentive and quick. Great place to stop if you're feeling "wined out" and just want a beer or a giant margarita.

Thank TCA99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?