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El Molcajete

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Hwy 25, Buffalo, MN 55313
+1 763-777-9277
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Luckily we live close so can (and do) go to El Molcajete often. I'm not sure what real Mexican food tastes like but if it is like this, I'd move. I usually get the mushroom quesadialla, the shrimp tacos or the shrimp fajita nachos. The mango margaritas are to die for! I've honestly not had a bad thing here. My... More 

Thank Shannon M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. The food was very good. Ceviche was awesome, for Minnesota. Enchiladas were generous. Yummy chips and salsa, although the salsa is a bit to tomato sausey. I want to go back and try some of the extensive tequila menu.

1 Thank CuriousTraveler5050
Minneapolis, MN
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Possibly the best authentic Mexican food in the State. The food tastes like what you would get at a finer Mexican restaurant in Mexico. The decor is not much to speak of and the Margaritas too sweet but the food makes up for those shortcomings. Go for the food!

1 Thank MNPirate
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I've only been at this restaurant once and won't be going back. We had been hearing rave reviews about this place and decided to bail on our usual near by Mexican restaurant, Rancho Grande and check this place out. Well it took almost a half hour to be seated, which I can understand when it's busy but then the service... More 

Thank M S
Buffalo, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Great food and staff. I live near by so we order to go a lot fast service and give you everything you need and the white chesee sauce is the greatest with fresh chips.

Thank Major G
Cokato, Minnesota
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a Burger King in an old strip mall, so it looks like a Mexican restaurant in an old Burger King in--well, you get it. The food was alright, but the service was slow (we were the only ones other than a couple). The worst was that they charged for a refill on chips--huh?? Not high... More 

Thank Molliesmommy
Ottertail, Minnesota
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This by far the best Aithentic Mexican food in Buffalo. The owner is from Mexico and has brought the recipes to Minnesota. My personal dinner favorite is the Name sake the Molcajete. Which in English is a lava bowl right out of the oven.(carefull it's hot) filled with either beef, chicken or fish cooked in a fresh tomato sauce? Served... More 

Thank Edward O
Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Small seating area but very clean and food is top notch you have to try there white cheese sauce. Fast service

Thank mnmoline
Chaska, Minnesota
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Glad this wasn't the first time I tried Mexican food. If it was, I would never go near it again. Went at lunch time. Almost nobody in the place which should have been a clue but I was hungry and didn't have a lot of time. After sitting there for about ten minutes, a waitress brought chips and "salsa". The... More 

Thank Gary T
Buffalo, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant by far - anywhere! Food is awesome, service is great and the tequila selection is vast. Both locations are great - Buffalo and Delano. Jerry is great and always fun to talk to. I have never had anything there that I didn't like.

Thank Jamie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 25, Buffalo, MN 55313
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 763-777-9277

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