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1185 US Highway 41 Byp S, Venice, FL 34285-5540
+1 941-497-5249
11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was with a group of eight people for lunch. Almost everybody had a complaint about the food preparation, one item sent back twice. My meal was ok but unremarkable, apart from the fact I ordered a cheese enchilada and was served beef. Nobody even asked for a doggy bag for their unfinished meal. The other disappointment was the condition... More 

Thank KrazyKansan
Ellsworth, Maine
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fajitas were excellent. Fish tacos were excellent, Taco salad was excellent. Decor is quite shabby and the waiter was a little rough around the edges but we got what we went for, good food! I was a bit distressed to see the large parrot in a cage outside the door, no visible food but it did have water. I just... More 

Thank pegclegg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live in Venice and I have no idea why we never tried Chicanos before. Maybe because it looked like a fast food restaurant from the road. We pulled in one afternoon and decided to try it! Let me tell you I ordered chorizo and eggs AMAZING! Hubby ordered flautas those were awesome as well. Margaritas were... More 

1 Thank Theresa K
Venice, Florida
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Guacamole that Is made fresh at the table to the seafood dish that I had the evening was very special. The good was great, service a bit slow, but well worth the wait. Atmosphere was truly Mexican. Loved it and would go back.

Thank Frances V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly service. Food was delicious. Must be difficult competing with Mi Pueblo but they are pulling it off. It you don't feel like waiting an hour to eat a meal pop in. I'm glad I did.

Thank AWatson79
Venice, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank topenga47
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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 

Thank SkipCohen
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 

Holt, Michigan
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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 

Thank DEBBI1950
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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!

Thank Anne E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?