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Ferdinand's Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1318 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI 49829-2844
+1 906-786-8484
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1318 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI 49829-2844
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised to find just how bad this restaurant was after having picked it based on reviews. The waitress was clearly intimidated by the owner and afraid to address the issue with the order and what was delivered. (Substantially different than listed on the menu.) Owner...More

Thank militarycontractor
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Not impressed. Slow service, chips and salsa were average but free, order was wrong when it came out. Server took it back to get it corrected, it was just a soft shell taco, I had asked for only meat and cheese. Took so long that...More

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Meals taste like they could have been frozen and then reheated. Atmosphere is nice. Sorry but not really impressed with the food.

Thank zengecko
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If you're craving Mexican and want the full experience, Ferdinand's is the place! You feel like you're in Mexico with the surrounding decor and the delicious food! The margaritas are great, too!

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The salsa is a mixture of chili seasoning (like bean chili with cornbread) along with diced tomatoes, onions, salt and pepper. Taste like a chili starter not a salsa. Food is okay and bland. The meat is dry, the beans are over-cooked. And, the wait...More

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Once you are seated you immediately receive a complimentary basket of chips and salsa. All meals are delicious and plentiful

Thank cookiegascon
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The shredded beef burrito was OK, the taco salad was very bland. The margarita was not great either. I will say the waitress was very good, the service was great.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 1 March 2017

For many years this was the only sit down Mexican restaurant in/around Escanaba. As a former restaurant owner I know when something is out of a can and frozen to be heated up on demand. Atmosphere is decent though, but the food is certainly american...More

Thank zengecko
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

As soon as you sit down they bring you chips and salsa. The salsa is so good. They have the best margaritas I've ever had. I definitely recommend their fajitas but you can't go wrong with anything else you get. I'll definitely be going back.

Thank mustanggirl49829
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have been regular patrons of Ferdinand's for many years, but hadn't gone in some time. Just kind of rotated out about two years ago. No reason, just did. A couple days ago my daughter asked us if we could go to the place with...More

Thank baconisahugfromgod
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI 49829-2844
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Escanaba
  • Phone Number: +1 906-786-8484
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