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“Yummy is the word”
Review of Momocho

Ranked #13 of 1,849 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Momocho serves award winning modern mexican cuisine / located in the historic ohio city neighborhood / dinner 6 nights a week + weekday happy hour from 5pm-630pm / seasonal outdoor patios / reservations accepted for parties of 6 or less / viva momocho!
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Yummy is the word”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I nice venue.....well decorated. We sat at the bar and conversed with the bartender. Enjoyed a great margarita and Dave had some local brews. We ordered some guacamole (almost order the trio tasting but the bartender told us they were full orders...we couldn't even finish one). Dave had the Machaca Taquitos ...beef brisket....which was very flavorful ...I had the Tinga Taquitos ...chicken. Both were very flavorful...you savor each bite with different flavors coming through. Quite surprising tastes. Prices were very reasonable. We enjoyed everything there and had plenty of leftovers for our trip the next day. We really should have shared one order but it was still worth it.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Patricia M
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Guelph, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just Fantastic - No other way to describe it”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Can't beat this place. Reservations are a must.

Food was out of this world. Every dish is thought out from top to bottom. The Guacamole is amazing. Momocho proves that awesome food does not have to be expensive.

I will go back to Cleveland just to go here.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Rdowhan
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Brilliant Rendition of Mexican Cuisine”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Momocho is a different kind of Mexican restaurant. It does not offer the usual fare but, instead, serves innovative food served in inventive ways. The menu lists 37 different tequilas and 8 different Margaritas that can be had as a 3-half serving sampler. The spicy mango, blood orange, and hibiscus flower Margaritas were excellent and the others very good. Guacamole is served six different ways with home-made chips. It is difficult to choose the most delicious but the smoked trout, bacon and chile poblano was excellent. Entrees did not disappoint and our table had the avocado leaf crusted tuna taquito, the pork chop al carbón and the Dos Equis-braised short rib tamales. These entrees were outstanding and of particular note was the masa in the tamales. Leave room for dessert, especially the ginger snap-jalapeño bread pudding although the fried ice cream deserves honorable mention. We also recommend the Patrón XO liqueur to finish the meal. The staff is competent, helpful and cordial and the restaurant decorations different from those at other Mexican restaurants. This restaurant is truly a gem.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank LMDominguez
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Expect to wait! But, food is great!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I purposely seek out places that have been on the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." This was one of those places. When we got there at 7:00 on a Friday night there was a two hour wait, but first come first serve seating at the bar. It was very, very crowded. It was a very diverse crowd - young, older, hipster, older married couples. We are 43 and 41 and I am a foodie (he just has to go along with me.) We decided to order to go and take back to our hotel room. I got the carnita tacos and my husband got the wild boar tacos. We also did the guacamole sampler. BEWARE - these are NOT sample size guacamole servings. They were full size servings, so unfortunately, since we were in a hotel, a lot of it went to waste. The guac samples we chose were traditional/smoked trout and bacon/roasted garlic and smoked gouda - at the hostesses recommendation. I liked all three, but my husband only like the traditional and the smoked trout. If I had to remove one it would have been the smoked gouda and roasted garlic one.

They forgot to give us our tortillas for our tacos - we were very bummed but didn't know til we got to the hotel, which was abuot 15 miles away - so about 30 minutes. We had to use our tortilla chips as "shells." It really kind of took away from it because one of the cool things is they give you sauces that compliment your dish. We couldn't hardly do much of the sauce because we didn't have tortillas and could fit very little of the meat on our chip.

But, the food was great! We both finished our entree of the tacos but sadly couldn't finish all the guacamole!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank yeehawsister4
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Strongsville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
467 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Our first time dining here and we'll return!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not your typical Mexican restaurant! The Mexican food genre has a contemporary creative twist to it - and it's very good! Their guacamole is fantastic. We tried the one with the goat cheese. The spicy mango margaritas are great, too!

Visited May 2014
Thank Will H
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