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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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7742 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43617-1606
+1 419-841-7523
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gone there many times. Food and drinks are average. Some days are better or worse than others. Wait time can be ridiculous and not worth it. Margs are very small and can be filled with ice. Staff are nice and atmosphere is pleasant. I only go on $2 Tuesdays anymore. Better restaurants in the area.

Thank tracy722
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The chips and salsa at the start of the meal were fantastic. There were large groups that came in so it made the service kind of slow. The food came and it was okay at best. Nothing special, but nothing terrible. The drinks were good I think. I had water, but my parents had other drinks and they seemed happy.

Thank Michael G
Management response:

Thanks Michael for your review, we appreciate it More 

Level Contributor
122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The past two times I was here I didn't think I was going back. This time however was huge improvement! We actually had a table in the bar area. On top of that they have waitress service in the bar. Finally! (At least that I've experienced.) Some of my friends already had a table and the waitress came over right... More 

Thank kathybruceToledo
Management response:

Thank you Kathy for not only giving Ventura's another try, but also for your lovely review! More 

Toledo, Ohio
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Arrived at Ventura's early for a business meeting that lasted into the night. The Raz Eye Margaritas are great and the beers are cold. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. All the food and appetizers we order were delicious. We will be back again.

Thank Gradwohl28
Management response:

Thank you Gradwohl! More 

Toledo, Ohio
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Foursome for a pre-holiday dinner. We were a but disappointed in the amount of lettuce/salad that accompanied the super all beef burritos. The amount on each plate was barely enough to fit on a teaspoon. Not sure if the kitchen was running low on lettuce and tomatoes but it would have been better to forego any vegetables.

1 Thank Paul T
Hollywood, Florida
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241 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great margaritas, wonderful place to enjoy friends, drinks and snacks. Food is traditional Mexican, OK. But go for the fun, the drinks & camaraderie! It's a fun atmosphere! Enjoy you friends.... you won't care about the food.

1 Thank Carolyn M
Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place has the best Mexican food! The decor is O.K. The cleanliness needs a little work. I have been going here for years. The summertime they leave the back screen door open and I cannot imagine how many flies get into the kitchen.

Thank Q4792JRdenisem
Ottawa Hills, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The last several months the service has been deplorable. I have been coming here for years (30 or more) and now I won't return anytime soon. The food is the same, but by the time you receive it, it is cold. I go up to the bar to get my own drinks, as the waitress never brings it. Many of... More 

3 Thank Jeannelle H
Sylvania, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

There were six of us, and we were celebrating a birthday dinner for my brother. Everyone was excited to have a meal as we had been there so many times before. The server had a bit of an attitude when the gals wanted a stirring straw for their half n half margarita. Jessica said they only give one straw per... More 

2 Thank Debra S
Sylvania, Ohio
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My favorite mexican restaurant. The food is awesome. Been going to this restaurant since the beginning of time.

Thank granmamicham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7742 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43617-1606
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: +1 419-841-7523
Since 1984, Ventura's has been proud to serve the finest Mexican food in the Toledo area. Our relaxing atmosphere makes Ventura's a great place to meet friends or associates Come join as we continue the fine tradition to this day in the very same location with the same family recipes.

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