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“Best Mexican in Michigan City”

El Cajete Mexican Kitchen
Ranked #15 of 166 Restaurants in Michigan City
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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.
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Wonderful, authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. I have been to this restaurant no less than 100 times and have ordered the same thing every time and it is wonderful and perfect each and every time. Great place for large groups. The chips and salsa are delicious and the red "hot" sauce is homemade and it is super HOT. I can't get enough of it!

Thank Erin C
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had the chicken fajitas here and they were very good. I like how they incorporate extra veggies into the fajitas and the rice. We were also impressed with how kind and friendly the staff was. They made it an even nicer experience. The place itself is just a "hole in the wall" but the food should put them on an episode of DDD. It is a little hard to find them because they are in a building that is perpendicular to Franklin and there is no sign on the road but they are there!! Near the CVS.

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Thank Mar L
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Traveling from Chicago to Michigan and wanted a sit down dinner. They start you with crispy chips and nice fresh salsa. Got their special lava stone meat dish for 2. Really nice alternative to fajitas. Comes with Mexican plate of pico di Gallo, guac, rice and beans.

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were traveling back home to Texas and craving Mexican food.

This place looked very S. Texas.

Smelled correct when we entered.

Service was very slow, both waiting to order and waiting for food.

Salsa was not good. Too much oregano. I asked for spicier and the server brought a brown and a green in the squeeze bottles. They were both good.

I had the green enchiladas. They were good. My son had a Mexican skirt steak and liked it. Big portions. Good beans.

Horrible guacamole. Way too much cilantro; it was all I could taste.

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Thank 1twangster
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

For starters, the chips were amazing. We went here during lunch on our way home from shopping so the prices were more than fair. Great portions on each plate and VERY GOOD tamales. A visit here will not leave you disappointed.

Thank mramey
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