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Mendoza's Restaurants

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101 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1105
419-734-1693
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Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican Food

One person in our party who grew up eating Baha California Mexican food said it's the most authentic Mexican food she's had outside of hole-in-the-wall places in SoCal. Too bad several of the reviews were written by people who think the Americanized stuff at chain “Mexican” restaurants or their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
John M
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NYC Area, United States
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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I had there pizza and it was out of this world. Never ate pizza like this before but loved it. Very,very good,Margaritas, and service. Will go back.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The bad reviews here have to be by people who have never been to Baha Mexico or south of the border past the tourist traps. If you are use to the Microwave restaurants, you better ask about what you are ordering. The wet sauce is not Salsa, it is the traditional molé. With that in mind, ignore the decor because... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One person in our party who grew up eating Baha California Mexican food said it's the most authentic Mexican food she's had outside of hole-in-the-wall places in SoCal. Too bad several of the reviews were written by people who think the Americanized stuff at chain “Mexican” restaurants or their clones is "authentic." Otherwise, how could someone say the brown enchilada... More 

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Onsted, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Worse than Taco Bell. Service was ok. People were very nice and friendly. The food was barely edible.

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Cheney, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I liked the convenience of walking over to the restaurant, but as far as the food goes, it was just "okay". The building seems as if it needs a complete overhaul, as its appearance can and does deter potential diners.

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Vermilion, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Had some down time after fishing and wanted something to eat. Well upon entry I noticed a outdoor patio type area. We proceeded indoors to see a small dining area badly in need of updates and the decor was confused between Mayberry RFD, antiqueish old gas pumps and an attempt at a Mexican Restaurant. The waitress was not knowledgeable of... More 

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Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Reasonable prices, decent portions, average food. If you go in hoping for more than a quick, serviceable lunch, you'll likely be disappointed.

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Alexandria, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The place is a little dingy when you walk in. This is more like a greasy spoon diner than a place to take your wife or a date. However the food was good and the price very reasonable. They do serve beer here. It seemed to be a family run operation. I would go back there when I am in... More 

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Port Clinton, OH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Visited this restaurant "off-season" so sat inside. Not very clean looking and food was about the same. Would not return or recommend this place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

My husband ordered a wet taco salad and I had a chicken enchilada. Both were very good. My enchilada could be ordered wet or dry and I chose wet thinking it would have slasa on top of it, but it came with some kind of chicken gravy! Maybe authentic, but I prefer salsa. I scraped it off and replaced it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-734-1693

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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