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El Molcajete

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1308 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355-2106
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

There is a lot of Mexican restaurants in Manchester this is my favorite so far. To be honest I have not tried them all because I do enjoy this place. I love their beans and rice. Friendly staff.

Thank Shawna L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our drive back to St Louis from Orlando and went off of online reviews. The appearance at the hostess desk is a bit deceiving: the food and service is much better! Wide variety to chose from including vegetarian dishes, kids menu and dessert menu. Service is attentive and quick, portions are huge and great... More 

Thank LotusStl
North Carolina
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We ate at the restaurant on Thursday night April 23rd. It was highly recommended by some of the locals, and definitely did not disappoint. There was a very good crowd (especially for a Thursday). We were seated quickly and our waiter was very good and helpful. I had enchiladas and they were very good. The sauce had a great taste... More 

Thank ClemsonFan7
Plymouth, Indiana
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Good was good - kind of small portion for the entree, but reasonable. Service was awful - there were only a couple of tables occupied, but we had to flag down another server to get refills. When our server did stop by, he only brought one of the refills we requested. We had to wait 15 minutes after we finished... More 

Thank Sheila U
Manchester, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We go here almost every Sunday for lunch.... fast and friendly restaurant. Plenty of good and chips and good prices

Thank Janie G
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Very good Mexican food at a fair price. I love their guacamole. I have never had bad food there. It is excellent for those days when you are just craving Mexican food. Excellent fajitas and margaritas.

Thank belindai
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try all the Mexican places in the area to compare them to our favorite and we were disappointed with this place. The tacos were stale, the server seemed like we were bothering him, the salsa lacked flavor and the cheese was not the white american that I've come to love over the last 25+ years. A lot... More 

2 Thank kimmypooh79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

This little restaurant was a great find! We knew it would be good just by the local crowds that were there. The food was very good and the service was excellent! A great place if you are traveling up I-24!

Thank Anjanette Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

My family has eaten here on two or three occasions and I see nothing special. The salsa is not good at all. This place is nice but like I say, nothing special.

Thank LisaWayne
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Had drinks & supper here on a Friday night--really tasty/spicy fish tacos! Also enjoyed the enchiladas and some southwestern "eggrolls". Service was prompt & friendly. Nice place!

Thank petenjulia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Manchester
Excellent Mexican food, huge menu, huge portions, priced right

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