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Ferdinand's Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1318 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI 49829-2844
+1 906-786-8484
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Escanaba, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 the good chip sauce (she's six) and after some investigation we determined she meant Ferdinand's.... More 

Thank baconisahugfromgod
Escanaba, Michigan
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

There chips and salsa are really good and complimentary. We got mild salsa, hot salsa, and the jalapeño cheese dips (jalapeño cheese is extra). The wait staff is always nice and constantly checking to see how you are doing and to see if you need anymore chips. We ordered 2 combination platters (one without beans) and tacos. Everything came back... More 

Thank duecenewton
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is decorated nicely. They have the best margaritas I've ever had. I got the chicken, steak, and shrimp fajitas and they were amazing. My friend got a chicken enchilada and said it was very good. The food wasn't that pricey and we left very full. We'll definitely go back.

Thank mustanggirl49829
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152 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

You can probably get just as good at Taco Bell, except the watery margarita. Never walked away very satisfied here, and only go when others insist. The salsa is still pretty good here, not a fan of anything else. Service is often slow and surly.

Thank jra3
Escanaba, Michigan
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We love the wet burritos and enchiladas at Ferdinand's. Served with a Margarita and it's all good. Salsas are great and freshly homemade. Chips a little too salty but I shouldn't eat them anyway. Great little place in Escanaba.

Thank Fab44
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Fajitas are a great show at the table, and taste great. Love every dish I've ever tried. I never fail to take home chips and salsa for a next-day treat.

Thank mmcdougle
Brookfield, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food with great taste. I come every time here when I am in town. And yes - they also have vegetarian choice. I wish that could add 100% wheat Tortola option instead of white flour.

Thank ArvindSinghal
Midwest USA
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stopped at Ferdinand's for a late lunch early this year. If you have ever stopped into a Mexican style restaurant, in the US, imagine what you might see, and this would be it. Not authentic, but what they think Americans would expect to see. Not a good thing, or a bad thing....it just is what it is... We were... More 

Thank GenoMIchiganYooper
Bark River, Michigan
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have had many meals here. I find the food a little bland and dry, but you won't notice because salsa is so awesome. Free meal on your birthday, comes with a song at your table. Did I mention the salsa? Standard Mexican menu, but the best salsa!

Thank Cindy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?