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“excellent authentic mexican food.”
Review of El Molcajete

El Molcajete
Ranked #42 of 149 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Midwest
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“excellent authentic mexican food.”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

small place, long waits but worth it. great service. Great queso con chorizo, Tacos al Pastor, Mango margaritas with a spicy/salt rim! Terrific guacamole

Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, but pricey!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This place has great Mexican food. However, it is very pricey. We can easily spend $70 on two adults and two kids. It is also very, very small. It takes a long time to get a table sometimes.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank My3Joyz
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have been to this restaurant several times and have enjoyed good service and great food each time. The place is very small and tables are close together, so I wouldn't recommend it as a place to linger or try and have an intimate conversation. The food is delicious though and it is one of our favorite restaurants in Geneva.

  • Visited February 2013
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
1 review
“Favorite Mexican Restaurant”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Love this place. We are never disappointed by the food or service. The menu is reasonably priced. Love the cochinita tacos and the guacamole. We have found the staff/owners always friendly and helpful.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Margaret M
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

A four of us arrived at 8:15 on a Wednesday night. It was late for Geneva, but we all needed to put the kids to bed. There was one other couple in the resturant. As we entered we weren't greatedvwith a hello but rather " last call is at 845 and we close at 9. ". Well talk about feeling completely unwelcomes! We decided to eat anyway. Of course they sat our group of four right next to the couple. Awkward. We each ordered a beverage. The waiter was very friendly despite the rush. We apologized to him and he gave us a nice smile. We were quickly prompted to order which we did. The side of beans and rice looked as if it came from a dirty dish in the back. We asked to order another round of drinks and he said no. We missed last call. It was 845. After being rushed we were kicked out by 9:05. The waiter was kind and friendly the other guy, quite possibly the manager was rude. Flat out rude. If you close at 9, and want to leave at 9 then lock your doors at 8.

I understand most places in Geneva shut down. But it was only 815 when we arrived not 5 minutes to 9. Situations like this it what draws people elsewhere.
I don't think I would ever go back due to how rude the manager was. And the food was just ok. Way to ruin a night of 4 moms just looking for a night out.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Julie M
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