We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
Today
09:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Level Contributor
49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in on a busy busy night to grab a burrito to go. Best steak burrito ever. Fresh pico de gallo....tastiest I've had anywhere. Highly recommend this place for authentic Mexican food without breaking the bank. Owner was super nice too😊

Helpful?
Thank Nicole C
Algonquin, Illinois
Level Contributor
36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent. Shrimp tacos, steak tacos, guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsas, along with chipotle sauce was delicious! The prices were reasonable, and the service was friendly. YUM!

Helpful?
Thank Lor1616
Carol Stream, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stopped in on a Saturday afternoon with a friend after a car show and happy I did. I ordered a Steak Tostada and a tamale. For lunch this was filling! Authentic and awesome good. Huge Tostada and delicious! Friendly service.

Helpful?
Thank jimmybudweiser
Villa General Belgrano, Argentina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food! The burrito supreme, especially with chorizo, is my all time favorite meal. Abundant and delicious food at a very reasonable price.

Helpful?
Thank donna p
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food is fantastic, the staff friendly. I highly recommend the combo plate and steak tacos. The pico and Guacamole are great. Everything is hand made.

Helpful?
Thank Len L
Rockford, Illinois
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

we appreciate a good Mexican food restaurant that doesn't charge for sour cream :) we have never been disappointed with anything we've eaten here, great steak

Helpful?
Thank Stefanie B
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The best mexican food in the area. Served fast and hot with tons of flavor, they keep the chips and salsa coming and bring sour cream without being asked.

Helpful?
1 Thank Joshua C
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Everything is amazing here the dinner and the breakfast food is pretty awesome! We really enjoy the food here and the atmosphere. It is family friendly and the staff is really nice and very mindful to make sure you have a great experience.

Helpful?
Thank Leonard B
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Nice people and the food is always good ,Also if you dine in you get there wonderful Peco and chips !

Helpful?
Thank Melissa S
Bangalore
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Great tacos and dinners. Daily specials. Love their chorizo, al pastor and horchata. Very reasonable prices.

Helpful?
Thank Lon H

Travellers who viewed El Molcajete also viewed

 

Been to El Molcajete? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Molcajete and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Molcajete staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?