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Moe's Southwest Grill

Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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324 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-5106
+1 607-277-6637
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fremont, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a Moes, very much like others. I've been to several in Buffalo, Binghamton, Syracuse and this one. I've never experienced any issues with the freshness of the food. Keep in mind this stuff is sitting in containers on the counter all day. Sometimes stuff drips or falls into the wrong container. Sometimes you might get a little brown... More 

Thank andyhans
Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just when you thought it was not possible to make terrible, horrible nachos, you discover that it in fact is possible! Moe's has done it! They seem to have researched the worst possible chips (cardboard might be better!) and the most horrible possible cheese ( plastic might be better?), then barely heat it so the grated cheese doesn't even melt.... More 

Thank elruso809
Hector, New York
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Have been to other Moes, and this one is just OK. Portions tend to be smaller than sister restaurants. Personnel could improve on etiquette!

Thank advornicky
New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

After the prior visit there I was not planning on returning to that Moes. I usually go to Vestal. I decided to try again and was happy I did, Friendly service and 2 really good tacos. I always add rice to mine.

Thank debbah
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Service was slow on the day we were there. The lettuce there were serving was brown and old. We asked for fresh and they replaced it for us. There were out of chicken and had to wait for it to be cooked.

Thank Hartwickvisitor
Elmira Heights, New York
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I love Moes. The food is always fresh, the staff is always friendly and it's SO MUCH better than Chipotle! It's cheaper and the food is just better. I have the option between a Moes or a Chipotle I'm going to choose Moes every single time!

Thank Jessica D
St. Marys, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

It was great here. Great food at great prices. Good food and the servers were friendly and helpful. Will be going back for more.

Thank kleineeule
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160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

I guess it's a bit deceiving as this was most definitely a wanna be chipotle !! The food was not near as good though. Loved the cool drink dispenser but otherwise probably won't revisit just because I like the real thing and chipotle is just around the corner

Thank Lisa F
Malta, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We went here around 6pm, and it was moderately busy. The staff seemed a little stressed, but that is understandable. The food is good, although somewhat expensive in my mind. The atmosphere is nice, and they have a selection of salsas and drinks to choose from. Even though we bought three burritos, the cashier only charged us for one. She... More 

Thank Paul R
Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

I'll be honest, when I first got there, I didn't think much of it. Then the menu turned me around. Then the staff started their show and I was sold. We'd never had "stacks" before. It's like a colossal burrito, covered in cheese – I'm not getting into how busy this thing is – and you face plant it onto... More 

Thank Brad C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-5106
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-6637

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