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901 10th Street East, Colonial Plaza, Palmetto, FL 34221-4717
+1 941-723-1333
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really don't get what other reviewers mean when they say authentic, of where exactly? Its pretty standard tex-mex fare and it seems to be quantity over quality and flavor. Service was almost non-existent despite it being a very quiet evening. We shared mixed Fajitas which were average at best, chewy meat and not much flavor. Also, tried a chicken... More 

Thank Katkin1965
Bradenton, Florida
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As locals we have been to El Molcajetes on a few occasions and always came away feeling good about the experience. The ambience is typical of a Mexican beach town style with bright colors on the walls, cement floors and the expected chains of banners crisscrossing the ceiling. The food is typical of a Hispanic menu with plenty of burritos,... More 

Thank Jim G
Parrish, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service has never been the name of this place. Have been back repetedly to only get upset over the long waits for service or lack of salsa at table. Food in general is good but can vary by visit

Thank trainman72017
Englewood, Florida
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There mid afternoon on a Sunday, and the mariachi band was blaring away, which made conversation and concentration difficult. Was accommodated with an "off the menu" carnitas burrito, wet, which was sizable and yummy. Only downside was that the food at one end (the end I started on) was cool, and warmed as I got to the middle. More than... More 

Thank Ken C
Alton, Illinois
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We've been here several times and have ordered several items....and each one is delicious! Their salsa is so good I sometimes buy a container and bring it home. Their Taco Tuesdays and Burrito Wednesdays are popular, and their may be a wait. Trust me, it'll be worth i! Good food, good service!

Thank Cathy A
Ellenton, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Got tacos to go, about $2 ea. Flavorful enough, but not much in them, they should be full. And no cheese at all.

Thank billremer
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have enjoyed dinner here at least half a dozen times already. So many great items on the menu along with daily specials. We enjoy Taco Night and Burritos Night. We usually arrive about 5 pm and there is plenty of seating. The menu is very affordable with prices under and over $10. It is clean and has great service.... More 

Thank Dennis R
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went there because we wanted what's in their name(Molcajete) but was disappointed they didn't serve that dish. Had fish tacos and flautas and they were good. The waitress was very good.

Thank Roberto R
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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is authentic food and really delicious. We went for lunch and had one of the specials- my husband had the Burrito and I had Enchiladas. Plenty of food and reasonable. Very nice wait staff. This is a no frills place with tacky wall decorating, but that makes it more enjoyable. Recommended for lunch.

Thank Susie P
Bradenton, Florida
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182 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in today for lunch not knowing that it was dollar Monday with a great short menu including dollar enchiladas and tacos. What a treat! It was hopping, but the service was great despite the volume of business. We had this wonderful lunch for two for $10 + tip. They start you out with great chips and fresh salsa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 10th Street East, Colonial Plaza, Palmetto, FL 34221-4717
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palmetto
  • Phone Number: +1 941-723-1333

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