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El Molcajetes

901 10th Street East, Colonial Plaza, Palmetto, FL 34221-4717
+1 941-723-1333
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
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901 10th Street East, Colonial Plaza, Palmetto, FL 34221-4717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch with a friend at El Molcajetes Restaurant on January 16th. I had been to El Molcajetes several times before, and have always got a decent meal. On this visit I had the #9 lunch special, which consisted of a beef enchilada, hard...More

Thank R0bertM48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought I would look for another nearby Mexican restaurant. Just googled this nearby Bradenton FL and this place came up.Was surprised to find a Mariachi band playing ( very good) . One glance at the menu and I immediately knew the place was authentic Mexican....More

Thank 392richp
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I have been here twice and both times I've been left feeling so-so. The food tastes very canned and not very authentic. Rather "Tex-Mex more than Mexican. Our waitress was very nice, and over-all the staff seemed friendly. It wasn't necessarily a bad experience, I...More

Thank IslandGirl925
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

As we are Native Texans, Tex-Mex is very dear to us. This is our neighborhood's little gem for crisp chips, fresh salsa, and all the wonderful aromas of fresh cooked enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and more treats. Environment is pleasant and restaurant is clean.

Thank hledgerwood
Reviewed 9 August 2017

They've been around for years. Good wet burrito. Typical of what you would expect at a local, down home tex mex restaurant. Atmosphere is relaxed. Service is hit and miss. Makes me think it's more homey than professional. We will continue to go back again...More

Thank Creekstone4505
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for Mexican food on a Sunday afternoon when we came upon this place. Upon entry, we were surprised to see a six person mariachi band performing. Apparently, they are there every Sunday afternoon. They go table to table performing (remember to tip)....More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A nice place tucked away... The food is good but the service is fantastic. Two servers were on when I dined and they worked as a team and made it a great experience.

Thank Hermon D
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great service and great salsa! I ordered the Veggie Burrito, it was mainly shredded iceberg lettuce. A few tomato pieces and some onion. It wasn't hot, maybe it was supposed to be cool in temp??? No rice or beans, just sour cream and guacamole. I...More

Thank Lucky0420
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

Thank Katkin1965
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank Jim G
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Dr Hal O
24 July 2015|
Response from KentuckianaLarry | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in February they had beer only. No margaritas (ai)!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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