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.
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