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El Molino Mexican Cafe

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3554 N Goldwater Blvd Ste D, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5574
+1 480-946-4494
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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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800 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,017 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited for the first time with my Godfather who has eaten here for over 30 years. I enjoyed the homemade horchata and appreciated the free refill. I had a shredded beef taco because that is how I rate a Mexican food place. I enjoyed the taco and the hot sauce. I also had a cheese enchilada with red sauce... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

You get a lot for your money here. Mainly a take out place. You order and pay at the counter. I tried the corn tamale with green sauce ($4.25) and cheese enchilada with red sauce ($2.95). Each dish came in its own large round container as each comes with plenty of sauce, lettuce, tomato, onions. The green sauce is definately... More 

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Thank ddemara
Macedon, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I bought food to take back to hotel.. It was nice and hot and great food. Good price for the amount of food you get.

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Thank ainy43
Minnesota
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Good flavor, but way too spicy. The salsa literally burned our mouths. Service was a bit grumpy and slow. Not somewhere we'll stop at again when we're in town.

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Thank beachluvr13
Scottsdale, AZ
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This place is a little gem. Not much on atmosphere but great for a quick bite or takeout. Check out their green corn tamales and machaca (spelling) tacos could be the best anywhere. I know tastes vary but I thing you will agree. I live far, far away but find my car veering to this place all by itself. Best... More 

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Thank rancher28
Concord, California
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Make no mistake about it - El Molino makes great food. I especially like the chicken dishes which are all made with white meat. The sauces are wonderful and I have a hard time choosing between the red and green - so I just get both. My only problem with El Molino is that they serve plastic tableware. I understand... More 

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Thank YayaShare
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

The green corn tamales are hands down the most delicious things I have ever eaten. Mind Blowing! But that is the one and only good thing I can say about this place. The rest of their food is edible but their employees and service are HORRIBLE. My co-workers and I ordered $70 worth of food from El Molino and noticed... More 

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Thank Nicole D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Stay far away from this morbid hole. The worst customer service with rude workers. Had to stand and wait for our food before being able to pay. Had to carry our own food to the table. Food was absolutely disgusting. Chicken was way overcooked and had the same flavor as tap water. Taquitos were greasy and flavorless. All meat products... More 

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Thank Mark G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Whether on the run, or have a few minutes for an authentic home cooked meal from south of the border, El Molino is tucked away off of Scottsdale Rd & Goldwater. With Beans & Rice like Nana used to make, burritos, enchiladas, & tamales are a touch choice as to which one to order. Flavors that make your taste buds... More 

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Thank JoeyMc81
Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The burritos are to die for. I love mexican food, get it all the time, and still.. LOVE this place. small, a little odd, but WOW is the food excellent. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3554 N Goldwater Blvd Ste D, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5574
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-946-4494

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