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El Cajete Mexican Kitchen

3301 Franklin St Ste C, Michigan City, IN 46360-7080
+1 219-872-3333
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (8 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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3301 Franklin St Ste C, Michigan City, IN 46360-7080
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was expecting the food to be amazing. We got the ultimate nachos, wet burrito, and combos #7, #19 and #3. I polled our party and we give everything a 7 out of 10. It was good but not amazing. There weren't enough servers or...More

Thank Panteranegra07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mexican restaurants are everywhere now a days, but this one is worth the trip. I recommend it for either lunch or dinner, especially the vegetarian dishes, (which is what my wife just loves).

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic. Fresh. Tons of great flavor. Good portion sizes. Priced just right. Speedy service. Between us we had a vegetarian, shrimp, chicken & steak meal. All were very tasty. The vegetarian options (4) offered a range of veggies within traditional foods, not just rice &...More

Thank Heidi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVE El Cajete and always bring visitors to share in the great food and warm atmosphere! Mara and the staff are so welcoming! The food is fresh and the service is excellent! This is true comfort food! WE LOVE THIS PLACE!

Thank SuzettePea
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I love this place and their food. The food is always fresh and tasty. It is authentic Mexican food. From their homemade hot sauce to their fresh tamales. Everything I have eaten there has been very good. Great prices! The staff is so sweet! They...More

Thank Shell1970
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely a great cheap eat along the way! We were there as a family and loved it!! Would definitely go back.

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very good Mexican cuisine. Not fancy, but food is good and service is friendly. Only complaint is that the chips are a bit greasy.

Thank Julianna1942
Reviewed 12 August 2017

El cajete is exactly what I look for when I travel. The owner and chef is from Mexico. The food was outstanding . My husband and I each had a full meal, enchiladas suizas for me and Chile rellanos for him. Total bill $26 We...More

Thank loveslocalfood
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The service was terrible. The food had no flavor, just cooked meat. Best part of the meal was chips and salsa which were mediocre at best. We expected so much from previous reviews and got so little. Will not return. You've been warned.

Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We like to think of ourselves as Mexican Food experts! This is the BEST food we have had in a long time! Pork Tamales, to die for. Homemade chips, delicious! The fresh salsa, so good, we asked for some to take home! ¡Muy Bien!

Thank Deb S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3301 Franklin St Ste C, Michigan City, IN 46360-7080
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-872-3333
Description
Located in the lake shore town of Michigan City, El Cajete is a family owned and operated casual Mexican restaurant. The Bernal Family opened El Cajete in 2012 and we have been serving authentic Mexican food made with love ever since. Mama Juana and her two sons Guillermo and Alfredo keep the restaurant running with even more help from extended family. Originally from Atlixco, Mexico, Juana's authentic recipes have been the backbone of our success. We strive to serve our community with fresh, delicious Mexican food with a smile.
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