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Mendoza's Restaurants

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101 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1105
+1 419-734-1693
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Huron, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Being from the area, we have had the tacos before, which are authentic. Those are the only thing good there. The owner was sleeping/playing on her phone when we arrived and seemed upset that we were interrupting her siesta. Anyway we ordered a chimichanga with chicken. It had no flavor and was watery. My husband ordered nachos which came out... More 

Thank birthdaygirl1979
Port Clinton, Ohio
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Lollie Mendoza is the cook of cooks. I have eaten in her restaurant since it was in a tiny ice cream stand on the east end of town. Whatever you want she will make it for you. Her salsa is still her family secret and she will not give it to me even though I have known her for more... More 

Thank Bob R
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I was so excited upon walking into this place. As a car and food lover the atmosphere had the perfect blend of a gas station being turned into a mexican restaurant complete with gas pumps wearing sombreros and pneumstic hose reals being decorated with flowers. The salsa served with the chips had a sweet and unique flavor to it which... More 

Thank Dustin H
Port Clinton, Ohio
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great authentic cuisine in a unique atmosphere. The food was good and the staff friendly. The staff were so welcoming and attentive. Don't leave without trying dessert, completely worth it.

Thank Patrick M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

The burritos were very average and the Margarita very unusual! All in all it was not an exceptional dinner.

Thank jhswar
Rohnert Park, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

These folks that say this stuff is 'authentic Mexican' food must have been on shrooms when they went here. This place sucks bad. I have eaten at 'plenty of real mexican places out in the southwest, and this place ain't it. The mexican places in Sandusky are not what I would call 'good' mexican, but they blow this place outa... More 

1 Thank John S
Toledo, Ohio
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

No frills awesome Mexican food. Meals personally cooked by owner. She makes sure your satisfied. Flavor is excellent. Very casual dining, you need to check this out.

Thank roadking317
Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have been eating at Mendoza's for a long time......since well before it was at the former Sohio location it now occupies. Although it's not quite the value it once was, the food is still worth a stop. My favorites are still the wet burritos (or Sanchos) and I don't leave hungry. The decor is pretty tacky and the tables... More 

Thank Dan K
Oak Harbor, Ohio
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

Very good authentic Mexican restaurant! The owner is usually there & always greets, will make you things that aren't on the menu, just ask. Atmosphere is similar to being in Mexico, lively & festive.

Thank laurie777204
Green Springs Ohio USA
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

The food here is amazing.The staff is attentive and friendly and you will be a customer for life once you have eaten here.Everything we have ever eaten here has been great and we love the funky atomosphere.People in Northwest Ohio rave about Mexican places in Toledo.but this beats any place we have tried there.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Perry St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 419-734-1693

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