Salvador Molly's

4.1
116 reviews
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$30 and under
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A Portland tradition for over 21 years, Salvador Mollys is a hopping and busy restaurant that has a colorful and bright atmosphere serving vibrant flavors from global hot spots like Cuba, Jamaica, Hawaii, Thailand, Baja, and New Orleans to name a few.
Take a break, watch some surfing and enjoy a delicious, colorful tropical drink in our Monsoon Room where the fun really starts.
Salvador Mollys is a place to get away from the daily grind, relax and transport yourself into a fun and colorful world of incredible chef created food and warm service from our longtime staff. Try the Great Balls of Fire (as seen on national TV) and get your picture on the Wall of Flame or if your brave enough try our Fear the Reaper challenge for a hot experience you will never forget
Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Regional Mexican (Baja Med), Crossover
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
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Phone number
(503) 293-1790
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Margot Wilcoxon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SW Capitol Hwy
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Parking details
Parking on premise but when our parking lot is full there is on street parking and parking available across the street
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Public transit
44-Capitol Hwy 45-Garden Home 54-Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy 55-Hamilton 56-Scholls Ferry Rd 61-Marquam Hill/Beaverton TC 64-Marquam Hill/Tigard TC For a personalized itinerary, please visit TriMet's website here: http://trimet.org/
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
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LJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great menu options; food well prepared; server was very helpful!

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AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Has a cozy atmosphere and diverse international selection of foods to try!

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M
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Had reservation. No table available. Had to sit outside in a semi-heated tent because we did not have time to wait for a table to open. Hour wait for food after ordering! Missed most of the game we planned to see. Been there before and was glad to return. Won't happen again any time soon.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Lukewarm food was served. I told server mine was barely warm. She said she would bring a new order. My boyfriend decided to eat his anyway because he was hungry but he was not impressed. After about five minutes the server brought me a new plate with the same beans (but in a dish instead of on the plate), the same tamale ( I knew because I had taken a bite out of it), and rice (boring and dry). The food was warmer but still not hot. Of course they had microwaved it after putting on new plate. The tamale was horrible. The meat was so dry and tough I had to take a bite of beans with every bite of tamale to be able to swallow without choking. I should have sent it back again and ordered something else but at that point I was hungry and did not want to wait. Very very disappointed

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The cook walked off the job just as we were finishing our first round of drinks so we didn't have a chance to eat. The waitstaff was very apologetic and the round of drinks was on the house which was nice, though we were disappointed that we couldn't have dinner there. I would suggest shoring up the back of the house a bit. Front waitstaff was great.

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food. Be ware of their infamous 🔥 ball appetizer. It is truly hot!

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OT
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in a booth in the bar, the perfect spot on a rainy night for the tasty hot toddies. Our waiter was quite helpful in choosing the best dishes for each of our preferences, from vegan to carnivore. Good time!

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JB
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a unique restaurant. It amazes me how they can offer such a large and varied menu, and execute the dishes so well. We'll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was not good.

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

I usually dont write reviews, but the food at this place was amazing (except the bulgogi tacos. They were really wet and the meat was to... something). We had the pork shank, the heart fett, and the garlic lime soup. All was amazing but the soup was phenomenal. The service left a little to be desired though. I am a server, so maybe I have high expectations. They weren't rude or anything but we got food with no utensils or napkins to use. They were so rushed because they were busy that certain things fell through the cracks. Like smiling. Not touching your hair when you are about to serve food, a greeting at the door, or a "we will be right with you". I think that a little more attention to detail would go a long way, requiring the staff ( men and women) to pull thier hair back. Table maintenance. Things like that. I will definitely be back when I'm in Portland.

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AH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been dining at Salvador Molly since it opened. It was great for many years than kind of took a downward turn for awhile. The new ownership is bringing it up to how it was at the beginning. We had a great time and everyone enjoyed their food and the place.

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PK
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice, casual restaurant with great food and drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Let me start by saying I am really, really picky when it comes to dining out. It’s not that I’m a picky eater but I’m often disappointed because the quality of the food is not worth the money spent. Or food is overly salty, veggies and meat over cooked, or served cold. I guess you could say I have high expectations of restaurants!

We went for my daughter’s 20th birthday. We ordered the Kailua pork, the Barbados steak, the curried shrimp, onion rings, and an order of cheesy balls. Everything thing we ordered was DELICIOUS! The place was packed but we had made reservations so our wait was short. The servers did a great job considering how busy it was. The caddy daddy margarita is excellent! I only wished that it was a bit larger (it was a small glass with lots of ice). This was the first place we’ve been for a special occasion where everyone in the family said they’d like to return.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food! So many options, it was hard to decide!

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FM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great! Every time... it’s relaxed. The food is super fresh! Don’t be in a hurry

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LM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My gf recently became a vegetarian and I don't always check if there are things on the menu that she would like. We both loved the tofu sandwich (I had a bite). I ordered the street tacos (Yucatan chicken). For the app we had sweet potato fries. Both sauces are tasty, one was pretty spicy, the other was vinegar-y.

I remember going to the location that was off SE Belmont in SE Portland (34th Ave).

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RD
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a treat to dine at SM's. Service wonderful and very friendly!

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SL
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been here several times but finally have decided the terrible parking situation isn't worth the food. If parking ever gets better, we would return.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

The pitcher of margaritas is such a good deal and they are very tasty!! Our friends completed the fire balls challenge and everyone had a great time :)

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KE
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our table server was awesome! Thank you Meesley. Had a great time, sat in a booth and had no problem talking without load distractions. Food was good, look forward to going back!

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s
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic. The menu is diverse and fun. Lots of Gluten-Free options! Great place for squirmy kids. We brought our 15-month-old and he is in an energetic phase. The ambiance and noise level is perfect for taking kids and not feeling like you are ruining everyone else's night.

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PM
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent lunch with good service. Diverse menu offers something for just about anyone. Great seasoning and flavors on all our dishes. Decor makes the most of their limited strip mall location. Will return on next trip to Portland

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed that the menu had changed so much. The two items I usually get and know I would be satisfied with, we’re both taken off the menu (potato wedge appetizer and peanut butter burger). The meals we did order, which was the steak with green sauce on it, made us sick in the middle of the night. Super disappointed- it will take a while to return to this restaurant.

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J
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was “ok” but nothing memorable. Bland food. The house made hot sauce just burns your mouth but has no flavor. Quite honestly I’ve had better food at a chili’s

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O
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very interesting diverse menu. Lots of options. Hip music in background. Did their hot pepper challenge and now have pic on wall. Don't recommend for anyone else unless you are hot pepper freak like me.

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W
Boise
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I both enjoyed our meals. I actually had difficulty picking out what to eat because there were so many items on the menu that I love. We'll be back again and again.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible menu selection. Great flavor. Awesome service. We would appreciate another location on the east side of town like Gresham.

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KC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Out of town on business and this was easy to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday night (red flag). Unfriendly waiter never checked back once (had to go find my own catsup). Moscow mule was good, but no garnish at all. Others at the table liked their meals okay, but my chickpea burger was mushy on a stale bun. The manager (owner?) did check in with us, which was good. But there's too many good places to eat in Portland. I would not come back here.

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the ambience and food. Casual and cool atmosphere.

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NA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most under rated Portland restaurants. Go here and eat literally anything. You’ll be happy you did!

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LM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as usual!

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B
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Six of us dined at Salvadoe Molly's. We had a great time. Service was excellent...as were the drinks. The food was good. Lots of choices...many of them are spicy options..but all in all..a real eclectic menu. Everyone should be able to fine a menu item they like. The place is funky but comfortable. Dress is casual.

We definitely plan to return to Salvador Molly's.

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s
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server was terrible. If we wanted our dinner and drinks we pretty much had to beg for them. Hubby received his dinner 10 mins after us. We had to chase down the waiter for dinner, drinks, great balls of fire challenge picture and our check. We were a table of 6, maybe that was too much for him. Terrible service and we won’t be back.

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s
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place!! Great gluten-free options and a friendly and helpful staff.

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved what we ordered trying new dishes with their unique menu. From the homemade sauce to the desserts everyone in our party was impressed. Will be going again. Service was friendly and great. Went with 2 families and even the kids loved it.

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JE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Food was great and menu as eclectic as I’ve ever seen. Really recommend this for quality food and cool drinks/atmosphere.

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K
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Great food and hospitality.

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K
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, reasonably priced

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OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun spot to eat! Service is fantastic.

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M
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good - never a bad meal. Thumbs up for access on opentable!!

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