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409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after finding it on trip advisor. What a great find. Staff was friendly and the food was excellent. I had 3 different tacos (chicken, beef and steak fajita), my husband had enchiladas and the kids had quesadillas. We will definitely be back!

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Thank shaspe127
Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This downtown restaurant got great Trip Advisor reviews, so Mom and I had to check it out after an appointment nearby. She had a shrimp taco and I tried the chorizo burrito. Both were tasty. We were seated immediately and were enjoying chips and salsa right away. I'll definitely stop by again when in Belvidere.

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Thank MadTownAdventurer
Loves Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Every month we and our best friends try a new restaurant. This month we were in search of some good Mexican food. I was told that El Molcajete was really good. So we gave it a shot. Once there, we were not sure where to sit, we were told to just take a seat. This is a place where there... More 

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Thank Bradbury777
Belvidere, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Love the location, the atmosphere, staff and the food. There is a great variety of food and beverages to chose from. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can call, place an order and pick up your food!

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Thank irmazyer
Belvidere, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Food is so fantastic here! Victor and his family are such wonderful people. Love this place! I have taken all out out of town family and friends here and they too raved about the flavors of all the dishes they had.

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Thank Gail A
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in on a busy busy night to grab a burrito to go. Best steak burrito ever. Fresh pico de gallo....tastiest I've had anywhere. Highly recommend this place for authentic Mexican food without breaking the bank. Owner was super nice too😊

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Thank Nicole C
Algonquin, Illinois
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food was excellent. Shrimp tacos, steak tacos, guacamole, pico de gallo, and salsas, along with chipotle sauce was delicious! The prices were reasonable, and the service was friendly. YUM!

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Thank Lor1616
Carol Stream, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stopped in on a Saturday afternoon with a friend after a car show and happy I did. I ordered a Steak Tostada and a tamale. For lunch this was filling! Authentic and awesome good. Huge Tostada and delicious! Friendly service.

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Thank jimmybudweiser
Villa General Belgrano, Argentina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food! The burrito supreme, especially with chorizo, is my all time favorite meal. Abundant and delicious food at a very reasonable price.

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Thank donna p
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food is fantastic, the staff friendly. I highly recommend the combo plate and steak tacos. The pico and Guacamole are great. Everything is hand made.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S State St, Belvidere, IL 61008-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere

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