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El Molcajete

409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
+1 815-544-8974
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim, went with 3 coworkers for lunch. They had tostadas which apparently were delicious because when I looked up from my own chewing, theirs was gone. I had the chorizo torta. Excellent bread and filling, maybe a bit light on the sausage but...More

Thank Love L
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The most amazing steak burritos and Pico de Gallo you'll ever eat. Fast and friendly service and staff. Absolutely the best food, hands down. If you're in Belvidere you HAVE to try this place! Can't say enough. Never disappoints.

1  Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went with some girl friends and I ordered some tacos and a quesadilla. My quesadilla was tiny but delicious. The tacos were amazing. It was only $40 for 3 of us to eat. Nice staff and clean place. Good authentic Mexican in heart of Belvidere....More

1  Thank cassie b
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Just moved to the area and many locals recommended it. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, the service is pleasant and quick, and the food is delicious and served in a timely manner. Went on my lunch break two days in...More

1  Thank geeker711
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

There are lots of places to get Mexican food in the area but this is by far the best. Awesome chips and salsa, authentic rice, beans, and my personal favorite, chicken chimichangas!!

1  Thank emstah14
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

1  Thank I2947RHgregb
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere
  • Phone Number: +1 815-544-8974
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