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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Winter Warming Tortilla Soup!

If you are cold and in need of a warm up, visit Los Molchjetes! They serve the best tortilla soup (besides my own!) around! The chicken-tomato based stock is thickened with corn meal, includes a whole charcoal-grilled chicken breast, as well as slices of fresh avocado and other vegetables, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LottieJean57
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McMinnville, Oregon
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McMinnville, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are cold and in need of a warm up, visit Los Molchjetes! They serve the best tortilla soup (besides my own!) around! The chicken-tomato based stock is thickened with corn meal, includes a whole charcoal-grilled chicken breast, as well as slices of fresh avocado and other vegetables, and crispy thin strips of corn tortilla....really good! Their salsa is... More 

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Thank LottieJean57
McMinnville, Oregon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great, family friendly resturaunt! The food is fresh and decently priced, great drinks and a fun environment!

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Thank LinLen
Lakebay, Washington
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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Fast service. Staff are friendly. Food is very good and at a reasonable price. Boxed wine they serve franzia.

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Thank MAUREEN H
Amity, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

While there are a handful of other Mexican restaurants in McMinnville (and we've tried them all), this is the one we will return to every time. The ambiance is a bit quirky (snowman pinatas in July) but everything is bright, colorful, and clean. And, honestly, once the food hits your table, you won't be concentrating on anything else. The menu... More 

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Thank oregongrrl
Forest Grove, Or
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We drive 30 mi each way a couple times per month to eat here yet this is the first time I thought to review it. This is not TexMex. Try namesake Molcajete dishes or Chili Verde, Colorodo, Pollo al Diablo, or any other of their plates. However, Tacos, echaladas, and Nachos are good too. I hate Burritos (actually flour tortillas)... More 

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Thank ForestGrove
Portland, Oregon
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212 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A friend who lives in the area, said this was the best Mexican restaurant in McMinnville. Hmmmm? Really? I must try this place. As soon as we were seated, they brought over a basket of fresh chips and salsa. The chips were warm but rather greasy and not at all salted. We were also given two types of salsa, I... More 

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Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

In the middle of downtown McMinnville, we found a great Mexican place! The ceviche was fabulous as was the fajitas. We loved the festive atmosphere as well as the sangria.

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Thank rdannarbor
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Best Mexican restaurant in the Northwest! Very tasty. Large servings. Not expensive. Family owned. What more can you want? Going there for years. Wonderful service. Incredibly good food.

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Thank Ann H
Hamilton, Montana
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced with huge platters of food! Friendly staff and cute atmosphere. We will be going back to McMinnville frequently and have put this place on our radar to frequent again. Plus, the margarita was super! Go wild and get the large!

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Thank Rachel S
Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In town on a stop over, we decided on this restaurant for dinner. Great choice! I had the prawns wrapped in bacon and cheese and my husband had seafood enchiladas. Both meals were tasty, more than plentiful and the price was excellent value for what we ate. Our server was pleasant and joked around with us, which made our meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 527 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: 503-434-2780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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

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