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Elsa's Mexican Restaurant

3618 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45410-3025
+1 937-252-9635
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good18%
  • Average30%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
13 Nov 2017
“Overpriced Mexican Food, but it has it loyal local following”
1 Aug 2017
“Mexican ”
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3618 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45410-3025
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Elsa has several location. Their notable drink is the bad juan which is extremely strong. I get drunk after a few sip of this. Anyways, they have a very diverse menu. Like other mexican food in this town, it is overprices compared to west coast...More

Thank waterdance
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This was the original Elsa's and really isn't on par with the original Elsa's, but food and service is consistent. The restaurant seems to always attract crowds.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

For years Elsa's on Linden was the standard by which other Mexican restaurants in Dayton were measured. With the boom in Mexican eateries locally over the past five years, it's been at least that long since I've eaten here. I almost wish I had not...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

went here for a family get together and the place looks like they need to remodel like 20 years ago and the food is way to expensive and you do not get very much meat for the prices and doesnt taste good at all, i...More

Thank Sophia H
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The salsa was totally lacking in chunks of tomato, onion or anything else. It was more like a puree. Chips were warm when they came out but cooled off quickly and a little less tasty. The mini super burrito was not as good as the...More

Thank ghtester
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I don't come here for the food, I come here to get wasted. If you've had a bad day, a bad Juan will melt that stress right away! 2 is a good limit.

Thank gossamerfirefly
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Approaching Elsa's, its definitely a hole in the wall. But the food is worth waiting for. We had the chimi's, fajita burrito, and quesadillas. It was packed on Friday night, but the servers were very good. Definitely going back again!!

Thank ndendler
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Stopped in here one day for lunch to try it out. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it was not especially authentic Mexican food. It was more like what a gringo would do at home... grab a tortilla out of a package from the grocery and...More

Thank sketchyStarr
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I've never ordered food at Elsa's since I didn't want to ruin a $50 drunk on a $5 hamburger but there were people streaming in to eat it seemed. I was there for the Bad Juan and once again, they did not disappoint! The bar...More

Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Sure, before authentic restaurants starting appearing in the dayton area, Elsa's was considered authentic. OMG, this place really bites. The beans come out of a can and they don't even time the time to mash them so they could possibly look like refried beans. The...More

Thank Bonnie T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3618 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45410-3025
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-252-9635
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