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Tonio's Restaurant

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501 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9708
+1 805-686-0740
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Buellton, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This restaurant if great for beer & wine with your dinner. The usual mexican menu with specials every day. The quail is a fav of mine.

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Thank antikbuff1952
Buellton, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We eat here on a regular basis, it is not a fancy restaurant but the food is always good. I enjoy the seafood cocktails or the mixed seafood with peppers and onions. My husband loves the grilled shrimp and the chili rellenos. The atmosphere could be improved however the food is worth it.

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Thank Lifesighs
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Old, tired, dirty, and expensive. Waitress could not wait for our order even though we were only 2nd customers in dining room. Ordered wine for 1, beer for another. Wine arrived, beer didn't. Waitress seemed uninterested. Ordered 2 specials, Fish Tacos. Waitress offered beans and rice as part of meal with mo mention of up charge. Bill presented showed charge... More 

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Thank RacerRobb
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

we ate here because of curiosity in hopes to find a good Mexican food find. The chips and salsa were good, but that was it. There were chips in the seats of our booth and the restaurant seemed old and tired (and dirty). They also only serve beer. No margaritas (unless you want to type made with soju rice liquor-... More 

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Thank Sandyslippas
Ukiah, California, United States
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

Tonos is right on the Avenue of the Flags and allows you to stretch your legs after a long drive. It is nothing to look at from the outside, but the inside appears to be a Mexican makeover of an Italian restaurant. Its a little darker, booths and tables are private, and there's no blaring music. The staff is very... More 

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Thank Jim A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

The service,food,and drinks were excellent. You get plenty of good tasting food for a really good price! The Micheladas are super tasty too!

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Thank Artsmus
Buellton, CA
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't know why this place is still around. No one goes there. The parking lot is always empty! I have only eaten there once, and that was one time too many. The only positive I can say is that the beer is cold...

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Thank BuelltonLocal
Moreno Valley, California
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413 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 736 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Tonio's could be the best in town, just from the colorful interior decor and the good menu. However the service was a bit slow and the food only fair, at best. With travelers from the US 101 stopping by here for a brief meal, customers would like a little more 'pronto' in being served so they can be on their... More 

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Moreno Valley, California, Usa
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Just had dinner tonite. I had Chilie Verde. It was tender and flavorful. Rice and beans were above average. My wife had enchilada souisa. She said it was different than other she has had, but very good. One waitress was handling everything and did a good job of it. I would definitely stop in again.

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Thank Larry M
CA
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The question I ask myself is why did we return to eat at Tonio's? My hubby and I like to give our local businesses our patronage; however this restaurant is not a good choice. We hoped it had improved and wanted to give it another chance. My husband's cheese enchilada combo plate was okay. I ordered the albondigas soup (Mexican... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-0740

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