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El Toribio

101 Frederica St, 3034 East 4th Street, Owensboro, KY 42301-3002
270-685-2040
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Ranked #83 of 127 restaurants in Owensboro
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: This restaurant has multiple locations in Owensboro.
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Description: This restaurant has multiple locations in Owensboro.
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Owensboro, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Their salsa sucks. That's the biggest part of a mexican restaurant for me. I've never been very impressed with their food. It's no where near as good as Real Hacienda.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The water view is all this place has going for it. The food was unable to eat. When we walked by a table while being seated that had all the food left on the plate and chips in the basket, we should have ran!!!!! Seriously worst Mexican food anywhere. However the bus-man was helpful and friendly. (he got us our... More

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The location is great, but facilities are dingy, and service was poor. Food was only so-so. Don't bother eating here.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I rarely post reviews on business establishments. However, my experience at El Torbio last night warrants my comments. My family and I decided to try El Torbio based on friends reviews. We arrived around 6:30pm and the restaurant was busy. So busy, that there was no hostess to be seen. After waiting in the entryway of El Torbio for over... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Owensboro needs more restaurants with outdoor seating, especially on the riverfront....Downtown could generate more business with some attractions overlooking the river

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Owensboro KY
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I'm told there are lots of yummy treats on the menu but I stick to the one dish I crave. There are other wonderful dishes but I've already mispelled a few words and I don't want to risk further embarrasment. The waitstaff and management have varying degrees of difficulty with english but I like this. Every time I go they... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have been there before and should have listened to my inner voice. Service was unfriendly, sloppy the server just didn't care. I ordered the taco salad, it was uneadable. the ground beef was like sloppy joe soup, all it had was chopped lettuce and a huge pile of cheap sour cream in a crisp shell that was soft and... More

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Hawesville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I love this restaurant because it is all about good fajitas and a whopper margherita in my opinion. We always order extra sliced avocado and jalapenos, not the pickled kind, the natural pepper. Goes great with the sizzling plate of fajita jalisco, beef, chicken, shrimp. Delicious! Yes, you may have to ask for silverware, and the server may have a... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

You cannot beat the location of this local restaurant. The food is dependable, with some dishes much tastier than others. Good prices. Locals love it here. Great drinks and a killer view. In good weather, enjoy the patio overlooking the Ohio River - but get there early!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, this restaurant was recommended by our hotel staff. The place was nice enough, right on the Ohio river. The women's restroom was not clean before the evening dinner rush began. The wait staff was quite slow - even when the place had only a few occupied tables. Portions were small and pricy for what we... More

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