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El Molcajetes

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901 10th Street East, Colonial Plaza, Palmetto, FL 34221-4717
+1 941-723-1333
11:00 - 21:00
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed dinner here at least half a dozen times already. So many great items on the menu along with daily specials. We enjoy Taco Night and Burritos Night. We usually arrive about 5 pm and there is plenty of seating. The menu is very affordable with prices under and over $10. It is clean and has great service.... More 

Thank Dennis R
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there because we wanted what's in their name(Molcajete) but was disappointed they didn't serve that dish. Had fish tacos and flautas and they were good. The waitress was very good.

Thank Roberto R
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is authentic food and really delicious. We went for lunch and had one of the specials- my husband had the Burrito and I had Enchiladas. Plenty of food and reasonable. Very nice wait staff. This is a no frills place with tacky wall decorating, but that makes it more enjoyable. Recommended for lunch.

Thank Susie P
Bradenton, Florida
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in today for lunch not knowing that it was dollar Monday with a great short menu including dollar enchiladas and tacos. What a treat! It was hopping, but the service was great despite the volume of business. We had this wonderful lunch for two for $10 + tip. They start you out with great chips and fresh salsa... More 

Thank AvaE27
Palmetto, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for a long time! The food is authentic and great!! We're there at least once a week :) the food is always fresh and out fast!

Thank Renata S
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My new favorite Mexican restaurant! Stopped for lunch and got the lunch special ($7.95) I would grade the chicken enchiladas, beans, and rice an A! The tea was a B, because we like our tea to have more taste to it. Meanwhile, we got there at 11:45, got tea right away and ordered. The place was about 80% full, and... More 

Thank Bob J
Bradenton, Florida
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288 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were served right away. The salsa was delicious!!! I had the Veggie Burrito, I thought that it would be hot, it was like a wrap. It came with avocado and sour cream, I ordered more salsa to go with it. We spoke with another patron that visited frequently, he said that the kitchen was very clean also. I will... More 

Thank Lucky0420
Bradenton, Florida
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479 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate at this great little restaurant and what a fine place it was. Friendly staff,very good service. I had a chicken quesadilla that was just the right portion. We are glad we live just a few miles from this restaurant.

Thank James99946
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The line waiting outside the door was a clue that El Molcajetes was going to be a treat. The food was delicious, the atmosphere festive, and the service was excellent despite the crowds. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Thank JSI2802
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty decent Mexican food. Sometimes they have a mariachi band and serve sangria which is fun. I always get the fajitas and they are pretty good.

Thank petraso1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 10th Street East, Colonial Plaza, Palmetto, FL 34221-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-723-1333

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