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El Molcajete

113 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2254
+1 630-457-5348
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
113 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2254
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here during the Geneva Art Festival. The choices of Mexican food and beers are good. We enjoyed a Pastor burrito and it was good, but came wig nothing. The guacamole was good however the chips were not the freshest.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Husband and I celebrated 54 years with a lovely lunch on El Molcajete's balcony. Nice chunky guacamole with fresh out of the fryer tortilla chips , followed by delicious fish tacos with chipotle pepper slaw. We try and appreciate a lot of Mexican food restaurants,...More

Thank Lauralyn T
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My friend and I have eaten here several times. The food is always good and the service is excellent. This last time, we ate outside, on a flat rooftop. It was extremely pleasant. We had a wonderful server, Lauren, who was quite personable as well...More

Thank tks617
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We have walked by this restaurant countless times before and noticed the cute red umbrella tables so we thought we'd finally try it today. First of all the building it is inside is dated and uninviting. The restaurant is also not inviting. Ordered tacos but...More

Thank n c
Reviewed 20 April 2017

After a long day I met my husband here for dinner- When we arrived about 6 there was only one other table but by 7:30 it was busy. I got the Pastor Taco plate with the corn- very good but small serving.

Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here with 2 of our friends. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Not a very big place with only a few tables. We were told that in the warmer weather they open up the outdoor seating and it is...More

Thank puma1954
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I were in Galena today. We planned to go to Bien Trucha for lunch, but they were closed due to the holiday. We found this place online and thought we'd try it. Big mistake... We ordered the taco sampler and fried fish...More

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Came here for a bit around 9PM on Friday night. There was no waiting even though the restaurant is small. The wait staff were polite and quick. We tried the taco sampler which is 5 different type of tacos. It was plenty for my wife...More

1  Thank Scott E
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We left Bien Truca after cocktails and guacamole to come try dinner here by recommendation of a friend. We made a mistake. Although El Molcajete is an average run of the mill Mexican restaurant, and you can't really place it in the same category like...More

Thank terrasea
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here Sunday night @ 6:00. We were served immediately, and given homemade tortilla chips and salsa. My husband had the traditional margarita, and I had the Piña (pineapple). Both were great, and a reasonable price. We shared the pork tamales, as we wanted...More

Thank kathriso
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2254
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-457-5348
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