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Tonio's Restaurant

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501 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
805-686-0740
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The decor is muy bonita but the food's only so-so

Tonio's could be the best in town, just from the colorful interior decor and the good menu. However the service was a bit slow and the food only fair, at best. With travelers from the US 101 stopping by here for a brief meal, customers would like a little more 'pronto' in being served so they can... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2013
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Moreno Valley, California
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Ukiah, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tonos is right on the Avenue of the Flags and allows you to stretch your legs after a long drive. It is nothing to look at from the outside, but the inside appears to be a Mexican makeover of an Italian restaurant. Its a little darker, booths and tables are private, and there's no blaring music. The staff is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The service,food,and drinks were excellent. You get plenty of good tasting food for a really good price! The Micheladas are super tasty too!

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Buellton, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't know why this place is still around. No one goes there. The parking lot is always empty! I have only eaten there once, and that was one time too many. The only positive I can say is that the beer is cold...

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Moreno Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Tonio's could be the best in town, just from the colorful interior decor and the good menu. However the service was a bit slow and the food only fair, at best. With travelers from the US 101 stopping by here for a brief meal, customers would like a little more 'pronto' in being served so they can be on their... More 

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Moreno Valley, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Just had dinner tonite. I had Chilie Verde. It was tender and flavorful. Rice and beans were above average. My wife had enchilada souisa. She said it was different than other she has had, but very good. One waitress was handling everything and did a good job of it. I would definitely stop in again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The question I ask myself is why did we return to eat at Tonio's? My hubby and I like to give our local businesses our patronage; however this restaurant is not a good choice. We hoped it had improved and wanted to give it another chance. My husband's cheese enchilada combo plate was okay. I ordered the albondigas soup (Mexican... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

We live locally and dine here about 2-3 times/month. While I've never tried the breakfast, the lunch and dinners are very good. When I'm craving simple, nicely prepared Mexican Food, I think of Tonios. The portions are more than adequate, the prices are reasonable and the food is quite tasty. Our servers are always very friendly too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

Authentic for sure

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Cambria, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2007

I've stopped twice at Tonio's and both times the food was excellent. I thought the service was very good, and I will return again! It is my experience that the best Mexican Food restaurants can be found at 'mom and pop' places, and Tonio's exemplies this very well.

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Additional Information about Tonio's Restaurant

Address: 501 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
Phone Number: 805-686-0740
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-686-0740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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