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Libby's Restaurant

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8651 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466
707-895-2646
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Carnitas in California

A roadside Mexican restaurant. Nothing fancy - no airs - no pretensions. Just darn good Mexican food, including the best carnitas I've ever had - crispy outside, unctuous inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
John E
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Dublin, California
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Dublin, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A roadside Mexican restaurant. Nothing fancy - no airs - no pretensions. Just darn good Mexican food, including the best carnitas I've ever had - crispy outside, unctuous inside.

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Oakland, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been going to Libby's for years and every meal is fantastic. Libby (who is pretty much always there) is an institution in Anderson Valley and the locals know how lucky they are to have her place close by. While the carnitas are crazy-good, everything on the menu is terrific. Definitely worth checking out. If you are staying in... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Libby's is a very nice little restaurant on Hwy 128 in the little town of Philo. Philo is located in the middle of the Anderson Valley...a valley noted for its wonderful Pinot wines. Libby's is a Mexican restaurant. The menu is limited but the offerings of large size burritos and carnitas will fill you up. Most recently the two couples... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Libby's mexican food hits the spot-authentic quality cooking at good price and down home athmoshere. Good beer and wine list too

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not much variety on menu, food was good but not great, needs some music and atmosphere, very plain restaurant

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Elk Grove,ca
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food in an unlikely location that has excellent flavor. Servings are plentiful and the owner's are onsite doing the cooking. Great stop for lunch on your trip to and from the coast. The restuarant is located in an historical building built in 1882 and relocated from Boonville to Philo.

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Roswell, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We like to stop here for lunch on the way to the beach. Get there well before closing (2:00) to get the special. They put the closed sign out fifteen minutes early so plan on getting there early. We missed the green sauce enchiladas but enjoyed the super burrito with carnitas. My husband got the soft tacos with carnitas which... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing Mexican food! I am from Manhattan, but had lived in CA for years. I miss good, quality Mexican food like you wouldn't believe. We stopped here while in the area after reading the reviews, and this place didn't disappoint. It was awesome and inexpensive. Highly recommend!

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USA
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227 reviews 227 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Pleasant surprise to find very good Mexican food in Philo. Super friendly service. Prices a tad on the high side, but plates are generous.

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indianapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Delicious food went back twice to enjoy the shrimp and flautas. Loved the fact Libby, daughter and husband we all ther.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8651 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Philo
  • Phone Number: 707-895-2646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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