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El Molinito

#457 of 1,591 Restaurants in Tucson
$$ - $$$Mexican,
3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
+1 520-744-1188
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Went to this restaurant with another couple because of reviews that I read online. We are not residents of Tucson. It is a bit rustic. Some may find it too much so. However, the staff were well dressed, professional and quite courteous. The menu provides...More

Thank buddha
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is my standard “go to” for guests who want Mexican food. This place gets pretty full so it is good to be there early for lunch or dinner during “tourist”season.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here only once. The decor was very traditional Southwest/Mexico style, and very nice but the food was mediocre at best. The refried beans were bland, tasteless, and thinned with flour for thickening. The service was fair, as our particular waiter...More

Thank angela c
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Have always liked dining at Molinitos. Decided to order a meal to take home. NEVER again. We're told on phone the order would be ready in 15-20 minutes. Arrived in 20 minutes, paid tab and was told food wasn't ready. Waited another 20 minutes while...More

Thank philjil7
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Been there a few times now. Carne Asada, chicken chimis and fajitas are quite good with good sized portions. Salsa is awesome! All soft drinks taste like mildew. Always crowded and uncleared tables are common. Nothing outstanding but good, fast, cheap dinner on the fly.

Thank tamtrag
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best values I've found in Tucson. Lunches are large and an excellent value. So good, we went back several times. This location is over 30 years old.

Thank GlobalWizzo
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The 2nd and last time we will visit. Both times the chips weren't fresh. All of the hot food items were "lukewarm" in temperature. The 1st time our waitress had them remake it & it was warmer but still not very hot. The 2nd time...More

Thank KoriP
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Quick preparation. The green corn tamales with a side of refried beans was all I could have hoped for and the margarita just added to the overall excellence of the meal.

Thank Clayton J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

El Molinito has the best lunch special in town. They also have the BEST refried beans. The service is always great and the food is served hot and delicious every time.

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The carne asada steak is the best...I hail from Texas and have been so disappointed in all the other Mexican restaurants here in Tucson...Super excited to find this place...So far almost everything is excellent!

Thank sasafrass2010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3675 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741-2060
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-744-1188
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