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Libby's Restaurant

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8651 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466
707-895-2646
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Something different and authentic. Surroundings were pretty basic but clean. Food tasted great. Massive portions. Enchiladas were amazing. Would return again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Something different and authentic. Surroundings were pretty basic but clean. Food tasted great. Massive portions. Enchiladas were amazing. Would return again.

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Philo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been going to Libby's for years. The carnitas, chicken Cesar and even the burgers are fabulous.

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were still full from a late lunch, so we only had drinks, a quesadilla, and guacamole and chips. Therefore, we can't really judge the authenticity of the food, but the actual Libby is working in the kitchen and in the casual, small-town-style dining area. Locals that we met while wine touring attested to the quality of the food. We... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Philo, where Libby's is located, is off the beaten track but we are looking for excuses to return to savor amazing Mexican food. Our party of 4 enjoyed a carnitas plate as well as three orders of the daily special of carnitas fajitas. The meat was tender, perfectly cooked, with a good mix of juicy chunks and crispy bits. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is definitely a place to eat at if you are traveling down 128 through the Anderson Valley. The place is packed with locals and the dishes were exceptionally well prepared. While the dishes come with rice and beans, this is no "smashed beans and rice" place.

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Would definitely recommend Libby's to anyone looking for a good meal at a reasonable price. The place is very casual and friendly, like the town of Boonville itself, with no pretensions whatsoever. But the food and service are both good; you won't be disappointed. The offerings varied, and the food seems fresh and innovative. I had a lovely salad with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unpretentious Mexican place along 128 in Philo. We had the burrito special with carnitas which was great! Good place to stop on the way to or from the coast.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped at Libby's on our way through Philo and were really glad we did. Awesome Mexican food made fresh. I had the carnitas, which were incredibly good. DH had the shrimp diablo, which he gave 5 stars to -- and lord it was HOT! Our kids had no trouble finding something 'middle of the road' on the menu --... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Sites like Yelp have tons of 5-star reviews for thei Mexican restaurant, the only place in Philo that's open for dinner. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing (taco and enchilada) but I thought it was awful. The taco was soggy and nothing but chopped meat and sauce. The chicken enchilada was ok but the plate was swimming in a deep... More 

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Dublin, California
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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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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

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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