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El Molino Mexican Cafe

Downtown Scottsdale
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3554 N Goldwater Blvd Ste D, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5574
+1 480-946-4494
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Boston, MA, United States
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We ate here after using our GPS to find a Mexican restaurant. It was more of a take-out place than we expected,but the food was good. A huge chicken quesadilla that was loaded with chicken & cheese, but not what we usually have seen before. It was more like a large burrito, but very good. The Pepe's sample platter had... More 

Thank Kathleen,John M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

with all of the great choices in our area for Mexican food it is to bad this place will give people the impression of local Mexican food. I ordered via Postdates. the food was cold and tasteless. Too much grease and oil. No fresh ingredients. If you want good Mexican food I suggest you try another of the many Mexican... More 

Thank LarrySKush
Phoenix, Arizona
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804 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,021 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 

Thank arizonaac
Baltimore, Maryland
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

Thank ddemara
Macedon, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank ainy43
Level Contributor
118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank beachluvr13
Scottsdale, AZ
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank rancher28
Concord, California
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank YayaShare
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank Nicole D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
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?