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Johnny's Taco Bar

176 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-2639
+1 805-648-2021
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
19 May 2017
“Best Mexican food”
24 Aug 2016
“Omg! Come hungry! ”
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176 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-2639
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Johnny's is awesome , the food is genuine and authentic. Burritos and Tacos are favorites , yes is a small hole in the wall but all the locals love it , can't go wrong here . Great staff & food!

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Johnny's place early in the morning to grab a bite to eat on our way to a business meeting. My wife and I ordered 2 breakfast burritos.. From our past experience we thought the prices Johnny's place had were reasonable and expected a...More

Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is the most wonderful taco place I have ever been to! You haven't lived until you eat here. I, and many people I know drive many miles to eat here. Cash only. I wish they would change that

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 15 December 2015

When I was last in Santa Barbara, I drove down to Johnny's for a shredded beef burrito, I had one and bought 7 more to take with me back to Boise, Idaho. I have been around and to me Johnny's are the best, I LOVE...More

Thank IdahoFlyer
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I live right by this place and always looks so busy so I thought I'd try it. Was good but wasn't as great as I expected but good enough were try again.

Thank lisettevigil
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Every Mexican taco stand has their own style... Johnnys style has been consistent for decades and continues to be a must stop when passing thru town. The crispy beef tacos and shredded beef burritos are mainstays here. Can't get enough of this food.

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

We had a picnic recently and someone brought breakfast burritos from this place. They were so big, so delicious and when I asked where they came from the person who brought them gave me a card and said they are consistently the best mexican food...More

Thank TravelSecrets78
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I used to eat at this place and it's still good but my brother, who now lives in New Orleans, cannot stay away from this place and swears that it is just as good this month as it was when he was a rowdy surfer...More

Thank June L
Reviewed 30 August 2013

If you are looking for authentic, tasty Mexican food in Ventura, CA, this is the place. Their card says they have been in business since 1947 and if all the burritos taste like mine today, they will be around a lot longer. I had a...More

Thank DavidNolanCook
Reviewed 28 May 2013

It is very small, ordered at window from a gal that acted like a few questions were bothering her! There was a small room next to window with tables. I ask for our soda and chips before meal. She snapped at me saying they were...More

Thank cruisercarol
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 176 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001-2639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-648-2021
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