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Review of El Molcajete

El Molcajete
Ranked #44 of 151 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We left Bien Truca after cocktails and guacamole to come try dinner here by recommendation of a friend. We made a mistake. Although El Molcajete is an average run of the mill Mexican restaurant, and you can't really place it in the same category like the Mexican fusion places in the area, there are things that made our experience less enjoyable. 1) the cocktails are sour and hard to drink as a result. 2) the tortilla chips are very oily and the salsa lacks flavor, 3) both of our meals were swimming in grease and we tried to pick around out and dab it off but it became very unappetizing and we couldn't stomach it. Our hands were covered in grease and I was afraid my clothing would get ruined. 4) there was a chemical smell in the restaurant like pinesol that was a turn off. The service was good, friendly people, and we don't mind small places at all so that was no bother to us. But the other things I mentioned will keep us from returning. There are a lot of choices for average Mexican food in the Chicagoland area as an alternative.

Thank terrasea
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here Sunday night @ 6:00. We were served immediately, and given homemade tortilla chips and salsa. My husband had the traditional margarita, and I had the Piña (pineapple). Both were great, and a reasonable price. We shared the pork tamales, as we wanted something light. They came with black beans and rice. We definitely will return!

Thank kathriso
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Sat out on the porch for dinner . It was a lovely night. Tried the BlackBerry margarita and it was good. The carnitas tacos were very good. There were 3 smaller tacos which were the perfect amount of food. Service was excellent!

Thank mollywan
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Service was terrible portions were small we saw our waitress one time to take our order whenever we needed something we asked the other waitress for more chips and salsa and we still never received them needless to say I would never go back overrated

Thank John F
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Really good, had to wait about 30 minutes for a table but it was a Saturday night at 6:30 pm and we didn't have a reservation... food was good enough for a 5 rating but the service was a little slow. Tacos are amazing, just as good if not better than some of the local competition! Will return for sure, cocktails were awesome also.

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Thank Jett822
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