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1185 US Highway 41 Byp S, Venice, FL 34285-5540
+1 941-497-5249
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place and have been dining here, lunch and diner for years. We take our out of town guests here and always have a good meal and experience. This is a place that is locally owned and not the big showy "name" joints. The owners, Isel and Dana are always around, and sometimes, their small kids as well. To... More 

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Thank topenga47
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I look at other reviews and see three stars after a lunch we just had that was near perfect and five-star all the way. Food was excellent, my wife had the perfect Patron Margarita and the staff was just plain fun. We had never been there before and I asked "Carlos," for some suggestions. He came through with flying colors... More 

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Thank SkipCohen
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

17:00 mid week Room empty except us & one other table. Waited 5 minutes before first contact Server (two weeks old & she did an excellent job) chips & salsa plentiful (thankfully) 40 minute wait for our food Later arrivals were served before us - their trays were steaming Our dishes were barely warm enough to eat Did our waiter... More 

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Thank RACNCO
Holt, Michigan
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this on a Friday night around 7:30, so it was fairly busy. We were greeted but it took a few minutes for the hostess to show up and seat us. It took several more minutes for the waiter to take our drink order. Some people at a nearby table began complaining to their waitress that they had waited... More 

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Thank DEBBI1950
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Each time I eat here (few and far between) I try a different dish. The flavor is always just a bit off. I can never put me finger on it, but it always keeps me away for 3 months or more. Good luck!

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Thank Anne E
Venice, Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten many lunches and dinners at Chicanos the past few years. We have taken many local friends as well as out of town guests here as well. NEVER had a bad meal. Locally owned with very friendly staff who stay with them and care. They get to know you. The man who owns this place... More 

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Thank jeff4jojo
weatherford, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A poor location in a strip shopping center obscures a better than average Mexican restaurant. Nice traditional music and excellent not-from-a-jar salsa were good for starts. Homemade chili rellenos, light crispy empanatas, good Mexican rice and creamy queso were all very good. We will return to explore!

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Thank foodeye_9
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner the other night with friends and our experience was not so good 😩 We couldn't get waited on which was our first clue that we should have left! When we did we asked for water with lemon and they had no lemons. The salsa was awful. And then we asked to have table side guacamole... More 

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Thank Hope S
Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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171 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped in for dinner with friends. It was a busy time on a Saturday night, but we were able to get a table immediately. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. There seemed to be a fair number of regulars that the staff knew weel, and that is always a good sign. The menu was extensive, and the main... More 

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Thank Patrick M
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Love their white cheese and chips. The chips are light and crispy and not too thick just great! The margaritas are tasty and a good value. I like my nachos made a special way and they were accomodating and got them right. Service was attentive and helpful, never felt abandoned even though we were outside....we have been several times and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 US Highway 41 Byp S, Venice, FL 34285-5540
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-497-5249

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