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“Owensboro's Best Mexican Restaurant”
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El Toribio
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: This restaurant has multiple locations in Owensboro.
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Description: This restaurant has multiple locations in Owensboro.
Reviewed May 17, 2012

We ate at El Toribio for lunch today and it was fantastic. The food, atmosphere and staff are great. Once the contruction on the river is complete there will be no need to go anywhere else for mexican food in Owensboro. So i recommend that you go now to beat the rush.

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Thank BeenThereBe4
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Very good mexican restaurant. Good atmosphere and locally owned.

Thank AkashaJames
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

All 3 are excellent- but I prefer the one at the river because I like the view and sitting outside. Have watched them expand since they first opened- I have always been treated very well and the food is great. Like that it is very family oriented and family run.

Thank wendy w
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

This was our last visit to this restaurant -- at least for a very long time. The ground beef in my burrito tasted old and reheated. Companion's Fajita dish was served without fillings, and waitress could not be found for some time to correct this. Some of the wait staff is competent. Drink orders are taken and executed quickly. Overall, attitude toward customers is indifferent, and there are now at least two much better Mexican restaurants in Owensboro.

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Thank ParkLover_10
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

For 10 bucks you can get an enormous amount of food here, but you may not want to eat all of it. I've never seen a chile relleno that looked anything like the one that appeared on my combination plate; something appeared to be substituting for the chile, but I couldn't determine what it was. The other stuff (enchilada, beans, rice, etc.) were so-so at best. The service was pleasant although not particularly attentive.

There are several branches of this restaurant in Owensboro; I only tried the one on Frederica Street, but I wasn't sufficiently motivated to sample any of the other locations.

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Thank MichiganBanjoMan
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