Mesa >Food & Dining > Los Dos Molinos
260 S Alma School Rd Ste 137, Mesa, AZ | Directions 8521033.409782 -111.857545
Tue-Fri: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Closed: Sun-Mon
My favorite restaurant in Mesa – Have you ever frequented a restaurant and only ever ordered one thing off the menu because it is so good that you cannot risk ordering anything else? Los Dos Molinos is my favorite Mexican restaurant (so far).
I have been to this restaurant (only at lunch) 40-50 times in the past 10 years and have never been dissapointed, except when I showed up and saw a sign on the door saying they were on vacation for the month of July - which was actually kind of funny.
I have always experienced great service and great food. They start you out with great chips and 2 salsas - red and green - both HOT and both the best salsa I have found in the valley. I can only comment on one dish - the only thing I have ever ordered - The combo #6 Machaca Burro, Enchilada Style with Rice and Beans. It is very spicy and delicious - every bite claims an "mmmm" - that's when I know I'm eating good. Even the beans and rice are top-notch.
If you have never been here - Go! Plan a lunch date and take another friend that you know will appreciate great, spicy New Mexican fare. If you do go for lunch, arrive at 11:30 to avoid parking problems and a wait.
Best Margaritas and Hot Food What else do you need.... – I must admit I was skeptical going in. but I will say iIwas happy I had a sober driver when leaving. This was an has been the best mexican food in the east valley. They have awesome birthday parties where the drinks and food just keep coming. But oh yeahhhh, they love those chilis.....be cautious.
Always going back for whether it be food, drink or just having a great time.
Spicy hot and LOVIN IT!!!!!! – This place KICKS _ _ _ _!!! The best mexican food in town for people that like it REAL HOT, not for amateurs!!
So. . .if you can't take the heat, then you're better off at Taco Bell!!!
Worth a plane ride to eat there! – HOT HOT HOT! I've never tried anything on the menu that I didn't love! If you like spicy, Los Dos is a must!
Los Dos Molinos – This was truly the worst Mexican food my boyfriend and I had ever had, and we have had a lot!; we are both over 40. Both our dishes were too salty and portions small & overpriced for Mexican food. Had it been really good food/service it would have justified the price. The service was also the worst we had ever experienced. It was imposible to get a waiter when we were first seated and next thing we knew he was gone - for the day! We waited a half an hour for our check and was even asked by the hostess, "Why we were still there?" as if kicking us out until I mentioned we still hadn't received the check yet to her surpise. I was appalled by the price - $90 for lunch! The check was not itemized; just amounts from a calcuator. So we had to go through it with a fine tooth comb and found an error. Also, I ordered a special from a blackboard that came with beans/rice but on the check the beans and rice were ala carte & had to pay for (not included) and had to pay more;we each only had 2 drinks. My boyfriend's beer was served in a glass with a big chip in it and was sour - I had never even heard of sour beer! He switched to a bottled beer. On the Border has much better food at a great price and has a nice atmosphere and good service. We were told the Mesa restaurant is much better, but since we had such a horrible experience at the Phoenix local we don't want to waste our money to see if Mesa local is better. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO ELSEWHERE!
For those who like their food volcano-caliber hot, this local favorite draws them in droves. – In Short
Chef-owner Victoria Chavez makes fresh tortillas every day to accompany her famous dishes. The labor of love is evident in plates featuring adovado ribs, chimichangas and enchilada dinners. On the weekends, the joint hops with eager patrons who often order margaritas and then wait for up to two and a half hours for a table.
Would not go back. – Yes were seated quickly and first round of drinks w/chips & water arrived, but that's it. We had to find a waiter to take our order, and then had to wait 1 1/2 hrs to be served (our kid was starving), our food which was lukewarm and tortillas flat out cold! Everyone was still hungry after their meals, as portions are not big. To get refills we had to find another waitress, who then brought us a cracked margarita schooner. The best part is the salsa, the service is horrible. Would never bring anyone there.
Like being in Mexico. – The decor and layout of this place really transports you to a typical hole-in-the-wall in Mexico. Peppers, lights & pinatas hanging everywhere, loud music, loud colors etc... But I liked it! I thought it really set the tone for the meal. I had the roast pork special and it was terrific. The salsas are hot! The margaritas are tasty and go down easily. The service is hit and miss. This place gets very busy. A nice break from the chain places that are popping up all over. Anyone who has an open mind and a sense of adventure should give this boisterous, casual mexican eatery a try.
Garlic Roast Pork do die for! – If you order ONE thing, order the Garlic Roast Pork. I've never had a pork dish that made my mouth water, but this is it! You must try it.
Some like it hot – That's what it says on the sidewalk outside this place, right next to a painting of the New Mexico flag. This should clue you in that you're about to enter the cult of the chile, and these people like their chiles. You'll figure that out when they bring your chips and salsa (along with a pitcher of water). Its very hot, and I have a tolerance to the effects of the capsaicin in chiles. I always get the machaca burrito. Its hot, too. Fortunately the plate I order comes with a side of sour cream, which definitely dulls the effects of chiles (hint: capsaicin is insoluble in water, so that pitcher does less good than a good dollop of cream). The beans are somewhere between mashed and whole, and are silky in texture. They taste good, too. Beware the margaritas: theyre extra strong. Bring a sober friend.
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