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El Toribio

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101 Frederica St, 3034 East 4th Street, Owensboro, KY 42301-3002
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

As soon as you sit down, they bring menus and take your drink order. 30 seconds later the drinks arrive and they ask what you want to eat. Maybe 2-3 minutes later the food is on the table and it's good. You could be in and out of this place in 10 minutes if you need a fast place to... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

If the service was any slower I would have thought I had dined at Panera Bread (Owensboro). The food was good but the server didn't seem too bothered to wait on tables. Won't be back again.

Thank Catfish85U
Pembroke Pines, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped in for lunch during a business trip. Staff was very friendly and lunch menu was very inexpensive. Food came out extremely quick and was pretty good. The waiter did bring me the wrong drink but he corrected it immediately. I would definitely return.

Thank Joe J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The margaritas are amazing,the food is always fresh & hot but service sometime is slow & sometimes you have to remind them more then once that you needed something. We hang out hear for hours the margaritas keep us hooked

1 Thank Christina C
Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

My mother and I ate there and waited until we were almost done with our meal before we received our beverages. She received her water and I received milky iced tea instead of coke/pepsi. Her chile relleno consisted of ground beef with cheese sauce on top - no chile (pablano pepper). When we went to pay, without a ticket, we... More 

1 Thank Chandachef
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2014

We came to Owensboro with some friends from Evansville. Having time before the hitting up the drive-in, we decided Mexican sounded good. We stood inside waiting to be seated for about 5 minutes. A waiter finally greeted us, who hands my friend 4 menus and tells us to go sit wherever. He ended up following us to our seat outside... More 

1 Thank tiffany l
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221 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Have been several times over the last 5 years, service is always a problem. Extremely slow service. The only reason I have been back is the location. The patio seating facing the river is beautiful. Owensboro has a public smoking policy which seems to be ignored here as I have sat beside people smoking with kids at a table nearby.... More 

Thank Kermo75
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This has been one of our favorite places to eat every time we visit Owensboro. Atmosphere is beautiful being right on the river front. The first couple times we came it was awesome. The last two times have been terrible. Once they sat us at a dirty table where the bus boy wiped the dirty table into my lap. Then... More 

1 Thank CrystalBfromKy
Greeley, Colorado
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

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.

Thank DenyciaDawn
Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank stacey J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Frederica St, 3034 East 4th Street, Owensboro, KY 42301-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Owensboro
  • Phone Number: 270-685-2040
This restaurant has multiple locations in Owensboro.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?