El Tipico Restaurant El Tipico Restaurant

Toledo's Oldest Mexican Restaurant. Serving Fresh & Organic Always!

El Tipico Restaurant - Toledo's Oldest Mexican Restaurant. Serving  Fresh & Organic Always!

Welcome to El Tipico Restaurant, Toledo's only Organic Mexcian Restaurant since 1968. We use only Fresh & Organic  Ingredients.

El Tipico has been serving the Toledo area since 1968 and has recently undergone an extensive remodel. Established by Consuelo & Ezekiel Villa along with their two children and their families.  Inspired by their Mother's recipes and attention to using only the finest antibiotic & Hormone free meats and Organic vegetables in their kitchen. The Villa's have enjoyed sharing the love of their Mexican Heritage for the past 46 years.  All of their recipes are cooked with GMO FREE Sunflower oil and mexican spices to bring out the true flavors of authentic Mexican cooking.  Their extensive menu offers a wide variety of dishes ranging from traditional to vegan and is 90% Gluten Free.  Grass fed meats and vegetables from their garden and local farms. Carry-out and party platters are also available.  El Tipico is open Monday through Saturday and located minutes from Downtown Toledo, The Toledo Zoo & Hollywood Casino, just West of the Anthony Wayne Trail on South Ave. If you're limited on time due to your work schedule or just need to get to the show in time,....El Tipico offers call ahead orders.  Just phone your food and drink order in, tell them what time you will arrive and your table will be ready for you.

El Tipico Restaurant

1444 South Ave.
Toledo, OH 43609 Ph. 419-382-0661 Fx: 419-382-9989

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Sunday, Monday: Closed

TuesdayFriday: 5pm9pm

Saturday: 11am9pm


Sunday, Monday: Closed

TuesdayFriday: 11am3pm

Saturday: 11am9pm

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  • Friday, October 20, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017

    Closed for Dinner - Private Party

    Closed for Dinner - Private Party

    We will be Open for Lunch only from 11-3pm.  We are Closed for a Private Party after 3pm.  Open Saturday for Sweetest Day! 

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Sweetest Day!

    Sweetest Day!

    Bring in your Sweetie for Dessert on us with a purchase of $20 or more.  

    One Dessert per Check.  

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

    5th Annual Taco Eating Contest!


    A PORTION OF ALL SALES ON SATURDAY November 11th 2017 at 2 pm WILL GO TO BENEFIT Compassion Health Toledo. This great nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing medical services here in our South End.

    To Enter: The EL TIPICO Taco-Eating Contest is open to everyone 13 years old or older.  Parents consent & signature required for ages 13-17.  Each participant must complete the eligibility requirements and waiver of liability at El Tipico Restaurant before entering the contest. All entries must be received by Friday, November 10th, 2017, by 9pm. 15 entries will be accepted.  If a contestant does not show in time for the contest, a replacement will be accepted the day of the event to compete. All entry forms become the property of EL TIPICO LLC.  If you meet the eligibility requirements above, agree to the waiver and pay the registration fee, you will then enter the contest by: filling out the forms in person or email at eltipicotoledo@yahoo.com or private message us on our Face book page.  You must provide your First/Last Name, Email, T-Shirt Size and Phone #.  A $25 entry fee is to be collected when forms are handed in to assure a reserved spot.   If a contestant is not present to compete, his or her fee will still be donated to CHT. All Fees will be donated to Compassion Health Toledo.

    Rules: There will be one competition for all contestants. All contestants must be present and signed-in at EL TIPICO by 1:30 pm on SATURDAY, November 11th. 2017. A contestant will forfeit his or her place should he or she fail to register at the EL TIPICO registration table by 1:30 pm and must be continuously present for the duration of the contest. Contest begins at 2pm. Contestants will also forfeit his or her place if they leave EL TIPICO after they register. At the discretion of El Tipico Restaurant, additional contestants may be chosen the day of the event if all 15 seats have not been taken by 1:30. Unruly behavior or any rude comments or profanity will also forfeit the contestant. The purpose of this contest is to have fun, help a good cause and enjoy some good Tacos!

    The object is to eat as many tacos as possible within the allotted 3-minute period. Tacos will be served in increments of five soft flour Ground Beef & Lettuce Tacos per plate. Water will be provided. After the contestant clears the plate completely clean they should show the judges to be allowed to continue…another five Tacos will be given. No Substitutions Are Permitted

    Contestants will stand (unless physically not able) and must complete eating the entire taco and all contents before proceeding to the next taco. Contestants must wait for the starting signal and must stop eating and promptly place their hands down on the table or at their side at the ending signal. Contestants will be allowed 15 seconds to finish any tacos already in their mouth at the time of the ending signal. Any contestant that throws up will be disqualified. Judges will be on hand to assure adherence to contest rules, tally the number of tacos eaten, monitor the “no throw up or regurgitating” rule, and to disqualify contestants who fail to adhere to the rules.

    Winners will be determined by number of tacos eaten. In the event of a tie, after a brief interval, 2-1 minute eat-offs will take place for 2nd place with our extra hot Habanero Tacos. Thirty seconds will be given between the 2 – 1 minute intervals. In the event a tie continues Fresh Jalapenos will be brought out. The contestant that eats the most Jalapenos one at a time completely swallowed in 30 seconds will be the 3rd place winner! No stems need to be eaten but all fruit must be gone.   

    The contestant that eats the most Regular tacos within the 3-minute period will be declared the                    EL TIPICO Taco-Eating Champion and will receive a $50 EL TIPICO GIFT CERTIFICATE & a Sombrero!  A second place Winner will be awarded a $25 EL TIPICO GIFT CERTIFICATE.  Third place will be awarded a $15 EL TIPICO GIFT CERTIFICATE. All Contestants will receive our 5th Annual Taco Eating T- Shirt!