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El Molcajete

409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS. Hands down. Everything here is amazing. Good food, great service. 5 stars 👍

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a business meeting with two people that had never visited the restaurant. They couldn't stop talking about the quality of the food and the service. This place is a gem in downtown Belvidere and is the epitome of a small town family owned business....More

Thank I2947RHgregb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is very quick and friendly. Sometimes the chips and salsa is at your table as you are first sitting down. Everything that I have ever eaten at this restaurant has been outstanding. The owner, Victor, visits each table several times to see how you...More

Thank redding679
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My wife and I were in the mood for Mexican food for dinner on Cinco de Mayo. Since we were in Belvidere and the reviews were very good on Trip Advisor, we decided to give El Molcajete a try. It was pretty busy when we...More

Thank PTW69
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Good customer service and the quantity is very good for the price. The food is good quality but what sets this place apart is the selection of meats to choose from. One of the better places in town.

Thank World_Travels1
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after finding it on trip advisor. What a great find. Staff was friendly and the food was excellent. I had 3 different tacos (chicken, beef and steak fajita), my husband had enchiladas and the kids had quesadillas. We will definitely be back!

Thank shaspe127
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This downtown restaurant got great Trip Advisor reviews, so Mom and I had to check it out after an appointment nearby. She had a shrimp taco and I tried the chorizo burrito. Both were tasty. We were seated immediately and were enjoying chips and salsa...More

Thank MadTownAdventurer
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Every month we and our best friends try a new restaurant. This month we were in search of some good Mexican food. I was told that El Molcajete was really good. So we gave it a shot. Once there, we were not sure where to...More

Thank Bradbury777
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Love the location, the atmosphere, staff and the food. There is a great variety of food and beverages to chose from. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can call, place an order and pick up your food!

Thank irmazyer
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Food is so fantastic here! Victor and his family are such wonderful people. Love this place! I have taken all out out of town family and friends here and they too raved about the flavors of all the dishes they had.

Thank Gail A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere
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