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Ernesto's Restaurant

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20825 State Route 51 W, Genoa, OH 43430-9783
+1 419-855-9063
17:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Oregon, OH
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been to Ernesto's many times over 15 years. The last time I was there probably 3 years ago, the food was not very good, the margaritas were just ok and it was just a dirty, dingy place. I hadn't been back - but finding my self in the area last night decided to give them another chance. I really... More 

Thank Beverly Z
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Food was barely edible. Place is dark and uninviting. Don't waste your time. Worst Mexican food I've ever had.

Thank Jennifer S
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I, seriously, do not know what the negative comments are about... I haven't been here in a few years. Still the most friendly service and the best, strongest, frozen strawberry margaritas EVER!! This place is worth the visit!!

Thank Lisa H
Littleton, Colorado
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We used to live in Genoa and went here at least 2 or 3 times a month. We now live in Colorado and were traveling home to see family. We made it a point to dine here with our party of 6. The food is still just as delicious as it was 13 years ago when we lived here.

Thank Squirel9135
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Food looks like dog food, only good thing is margaritas. Wouldn't go again or recommend it to friends, hostess is granky

Thank Kbloo
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I was a little hesitant to go after reading some of the reviews BUT many of our friends love it and I'll take my friends recommendations any day! Especially after our experience here! It was a great little place to eat! We started with the small frozen 1/2 strawberry/ regular margaritas and chips and salsa for awhile. When we all... More 

Thank GGMA1
Genoa, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I enjoy Ernesto's! Has been around for years! Great place to stop in and relax for lunch or dinner! The Margarita's are powerful!

Thank Judith S
Oak Harbor, Ohio
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I've always liked Ernesto's, it is fun & festive, good food, great wait staff, moderately priced. The bar is separate from the eating area which makes it a more pleasant eating experience.

Thank laurie777204
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I have heard people talk about Ernesto's ever since moving back into the area after being gone for several years, so I brought my good friends there on a Friday night. First off, the place is dark, dingy, dirty, and some areas are downright gross. In the entrance foyer or whatever you want to call it, there is a filthy... More 

1 Thank Anthony M
Millbury, Ohio
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This Mexican Food restaurant has been in Genoa, Ohio for at least 40 years that I know of. It is my go to local Mexican restaurant. The food is excellent and comes served on an extremely hot plate. They also have extremely good guacamole. Family recipe Margaritas aren't bad either. If your traveling State Route 51 and you go through... More 

Thank zakzonez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20825 State Route 51 W, Genoa, OH 43430-9783
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +1 419-855-9063

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