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Ernesto's Restaurant

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20825 State Route 51 W, Genoa, OH 43430-9783
419-855-9063
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not worthy

As a young child my parents would take me here, I'm starting to think that was child abuse. This place has either gone downhill big time or is stuck in a rut. But I can not suggest you go there to eat.

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
Sonny_circumvehor
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Toledo, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have heard people talk about Ernesto's ever since moving back into the area after being gone for several years, so I brought my good friends there on a Friday night. First off, the place is dark, dingy, dirty, and some areas are downright gross. In the entrance foyer or whatever you want to call it, there is a filthy... More 

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Millbury, Ohio
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This Mexican Food restaurant has been in Genoa, Ohio for at least 40 years that I know of. It is my go to local Mexican restaurant. The food is excellent and comes served on an extremely hot plate. They also have extremely good guacamole. Family recipe Margaritas aren't bad either. If your traveling State Route 51 and you go through... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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440 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As a young child my parents would take me here, I'm starting to think that was child abuse. This place has either gone downhill big time or is stuck in a rut. But I can not suggest you go there to eat.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not sure about all of the negativism in a couple of these reviews. Our experience was just fine. Attentive and hard working wait staff, pleasant surroundings, and the food was good. It's not fancy, nor claims to be. It does a great business (full parking lot when we were there) and if you are in the area it is worth... More 

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Woodville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The staff was friendly, the waiter was anxious to please but not smothering, the water was cold and tasted fresh. That's where the good stuff ends. While not critical, the restaurant is very old and dreary, but I have enjoyed exquisite meals in such buildings. The basket of corn chips was cold, thick and hard right out of budget store... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Met many high school alumni the night prior to our 34th high school reunion. Ended up using about 3-4 tables and had plenty of great food and drinks. Staff was friendly and attentive and the prices are unbeatable. We were all laughing and being kind of loud, but no one seemed to mind and it appeared the other customers were... More 

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Walbridge, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The food is all made days before and just warmed up. The place had a sewer problem and the crabby greeter is the owner who is to cheap to fix the problem and so they place still smells horrible. I am a local and will never step foot inside the place.

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Ohio
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Locals know about this place and like it a lot. Prices are reasonable, and the hot chips are great. Call first because the hours may be erratic.

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Woodville, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Once you get past the moody hostess that seats you the rest of your experience is incrdible - food is so so good.

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Fremont, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We eat here almost 20yrs. ago and never wanted to go back, However we went back last night. The food was TERRIBLE!!! The chips... Stale. The Salsa...Way too hot and bitter. The Spanish rice.. just a big pile of mush.. re fried beans...GROSS. We will never go back. On a brighter note, the water was good, and the young man... More 

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Additional Information about Ernesto's Restaurant

Address: 20825 State Route 51 W, Genoa, OH 43430-9783
Phone Number: 419-855-9063
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Genoa
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20825 State Route 51 W, Genoa, OH 43430-9783
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: 419-855-9063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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