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Yolanda's

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2753 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003
805 643-2700
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Always get a great meal here. Service is great and seafood entrees are done well. We always come here when in Ventura. Love the shrimp tacos and hubby loves the fact that they can do any burrito Chimi style

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Sheila C
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Bellingham, United States
via mobile
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Ventura, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The food is good however, there's one waiter there that has very little patience. I've been in customer service over 20 years and it's important to have an employee who loves their job. My family goes here often so I decided to go and after I wanted to change my drink order the waiter literally rolled his eyes and said... More 

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Thank cindym907
Silverdale, Washington
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Three of us dined here last night. The restaurant decor is typical of the run of the mill Mexican place. Nothing very creative or different. The food was okay. I had the Santa Fe Chef's Salad served in a taco shell. The salad contained a lot of shredded meat. Nicely spiced pork and chicken. I would order this again. One... More 

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Thank James P
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Their banana margarita was lacking flavor and alcohol. The salsa was more like spicy marinara sauce than salsa. Even the green sauce was bad. The food was okay. The veggies were stir fry veggies, not Mexican blend. The ranch was great. The tortillas were hard and cold. The service was spotting at best. We had to go find someone for... More 

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Thank crissymm5
Tucson Az, United States
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were taken here for dinner by my niece. We each had the combination plates with one taco and one enchilada which included a regular salad. Everything was fresh and very good, but not too spicy.

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Thank Chucker00
Bellingham, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Always get a great meal here. Service is great and seafood entrees are done well. We always come here when in Ventura. Love the shrimp tacos and hubby loves the fact that they can do any burrito Chimi style

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Thank Sheila C
Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place is an old local favorite for basic traditional Mexican food. It's a good place for a birthday celebration.

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Thank OneOrchidLover
Ventura County West, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have lived in Ventura most of my life & Yolanda's has always been an institution of Mexican food here in town. It is a place that we eat at fairly regularly. Recently my husband & I made some new friends that live next door to the Yolanda's in Oxnard, so we had been there for a few meals. One... More 

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Thank 805TravelWife
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Yolanda's is a fixture in Ventura! The Ventura location is by far my most favorite. Chicken fajitas are the bomb. Many of the servers have been there for decades so they are knowledgable on the menu. Great brunch buffet. It's a must visit.

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Thank J S
Santa Barbara, CA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For years, I like to eat at Yolanda's mainly because of the buffet lunch - it was good and very reasonable. I heard there were new owners awhile back and unfortunately the food quality has gone downhill in the last year. The buffet doesn't have a good variety, including the salad bar part, which is now just iceberg lettuce. The... More 

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Thank ohana
Ventura, California
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134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Yolanda's has been here as long as I have, and that's quite awhile. There's a good reason for it's longevity; they serve excellent Mexican food at very reasonable prices. And their Margaritas are great! The dining area is colorful and attractive, the servers are friendly and attentive, and the bar is lively in the evening. Don't miss their Albondigas soup,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2753 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805 643-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?