mexican restaurant

bar & cantina


     The Mexican term for "MORTAR AND PESTLE"- El Molcajete being the MORTAR and El Tejolote the PESTLE. The black rough texture of both pieces is a result of the fact they are made of basalt (volcanic rock). They are used in the traditional manner of grinding spices and herbs and other mixtures.

     The word MOLCAJETE (mortar), derives from Nahualt -the languaje of the Aztecas- "Molli" (seasoning or sauce) and "Caxitl" (bowl). The word TEJOLOTE (pestle), also derives from Nahualt "Tetl" (stone) and "Xolotl" (doll).

    Foods traditionally prepared in the Molcajete inlcude salsa and moles as well as guacamole, it's also used for grinding chilies, garlic and/or other herbs and spices for food preparation.

El Molcajete Mexican Restaurant

El Molcajete Mexican Restaurant Bar and Cantina is a Family Own Business where you can enjoy authentic mexican food using our own homemade recepies



5 pm to 8 pm

Tuesday to Thursday

5 pm to 7 pm


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45 Babcock Blvd, Delano MN 55328


Tue. to Thur. 11am - 8.30pm

Fri. to Sat. 11am - 9.30pm

Sundays 11am - 8pm

Updating to Summer hours 

pretty soon. Be advised.

Drop us an Email for any consultation or give us a call at the numbers above 

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