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El Molcajetes

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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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Bradenton, Florida
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank AvaE27
Palmetto, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for a long time! The food is authentic and great!! We're there at least once a week :) the food is always fresh and out fast!

Thank Renata S
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My new favorite Mexican restaurant! Stopped for lunch and got the lunch special ($7.95) I would grade the chicken enchiladas, beans, and rice an A! The tea was a B, because we like our tea to have more taste to it. Meanwhile, we got there at 11:45, got tea right away and ordered. The place was about 80% full, and... More 

Thank Bob J
Bradenton, Florida
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282 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were served right away. The salsa was delicious!!! I had the Veggie Burrito, I thought that it would be hot, it was like a wrap. It came with avocado and sour cream, I ordered more salsa to go with it. We spoke with another patron that visited frequently, he said that the kitchen was very clean also. I will... More 

Thank Lucky0420
Bradenton, Florida
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475 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate at this great little restaurant and what a fine place it was. Friendly staff,very good service. I had a chicken quesadilla that was just the right portion. We are glad we live just a few miles from this restaurant.

Thank James99946
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The line waiting outside the door was a clue that El Molcajetes was going to be a treat. The food was delicious, the atmosphere festive, and the service was excellent despite the crowds. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Thank JSI2802
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty decent Mexican food. Sometimes they have a mariachi band and serve sangria which is fun. I always get the fajitas and they are pretty good.

Thank petraso1
Palmetto, Florida
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

El Molcajetes is definately the best Mexican food in Palmetto. There are several to choose from, but the quality of the food is much better than the others. Ate here for lunch last Friday and it was excellent as usual. They have lunch specials and also appetizers that are lunch size portions. Look on their website for specials and coupons.... More 

Thank Glenda A
Bradenton, Florida
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488 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We have been told be a number of people that this place had great Mexican food! Well, we finally tried it on Sunday. Lots of people. It's obvious that it's popular. The decor and ambiance is typical of a Mexican restaurant. Nothing to write home about! The menu was huge and chock-full of food choices. The prices were not bad.... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Huge margaritas and authentic Mexican food Great service. Mexican atmosphere. Very clean and fast carry out.

Thank Whitman2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?