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El Tipico

1444 South Ave, Toledo, OH 43609-2108
+1 419-382-0661
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
“guac” (2 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1444 South Ave, Toledo, OH 43609-2108
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and the food is excellent.... wonderful detail to everything, and the "brightest" salsa you have ever seen in your life!! Literally off the "beaten" path and worth the trip!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Leianna L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our visit the salsa looked odd and not very red and colorful. The cheese dip had a grittiness to it and not what we were used to. The guacamole was ok. The entrees were good. Sadly they dont offer drinks so if you want...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank buzzs
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I live 3 hours away but when I'm in town, I always go to El Tipico. The food is fabulous, the service is great and the ambiance makes you feel like you have gone to Mexico and walked in a neighborhood favorite. My daughter will...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Debi R
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is very good, real Mexican food, not Mexican-American. The insides is a little worn but the food is fantastic. I like the fajhtis, beef of course. It is worth going too!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Enyaw42
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Visited some time ago, but would never go back. Food was lack luster, bland and service was marginal.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Bob K
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try a new restaurant and while we were searching on the internet, El Tipico came up. We are so glad we decided to come in! The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. Deena even came out and talked to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kristen B
Reviewed March 3, 2018

El Tipico always has great food. We have eaten there numerous time and every time the service is excellent and the food is fresh and yummy. We have tried the shrimp, enchiladas, chimichanga, taco salad, chile relleno and everything is always delicious. The fiesta dip...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ryanbI318RE
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Homemade Mexican food. Some of the items they use are home grown. I thinks this restaurant has been around forever. Maybe 30-40 yrs or longer.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Rita A
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Whether you live in the Toledo area or are passing through, this treasure of a Mexican restaurant should not be missed. Deana, the owner, gave us a warm welcome and described the history of this restaurant that has been in her family for 50 years....More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed October 10, 2017

The best Mexican food by FAR in Toledo! All homemade FRESH ingredients. NO liquid cheese here! Real melted cheese. The only issue I would have is the prices have become way over what we can afford. $14 for a shredded beef chimi is overpriced even...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Cyndy P
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March 21, 2015|
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Response from rlfj | Reviewed this property |
They open at 11 am on Saturday. They offer a variety of egg dishes, breakfast burritos, and pancakes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1444 South Ave, Toledo, OH 43609-2108
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: +1 419-382-0661
  • E-mail
Ohio's only Fresh & Organic Mexican Restaurant. We have the largest menu for Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan meals. Founded in 1968 by Ezekiel & Consuelo Villa.
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