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El Rancho

1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
(928) 367-4557
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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60% Recommend
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Service is fast. Food is dependably good. I like their tacos. You can sit in the bar (which is busy and has big screen tvs) or in one of the two dining rooms. The owners are always at the cash register and are very helpful.

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family has been coming here for 3 years now and we have yet to be disappointed! Food: The food is absolutely to die for! It is always delivered promptly and it toasty hot. The menu is extensive, but not overwhelmingly so. Any Mexican dish you can think of is available and any they make sure that whatever alterations you... More

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The food was very good. I would recommend getting their hots wings they are excellent. The service was very good.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I ate here this evening. Huge disappointment . We have eaten here many times and enjoyed this restaurant, but have been away for a few years. What happened to this place? It's rundown and the food is awful. I has a chicken burrito with enchilada sauce. Honestly, the sauce must have been delivered from a can---yuck. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Atmosphere, food items, service all very good. Friendly staff, Asked about the difference between their red or green sauce they brought out both in large portions for us to try. Good Mexican food.

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rica g, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you like our restaurant. More

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have wanted to try this Mexican restaurant for years and finally went in yesterday for a very late lunch. What a mistake! We were seated right away and given drinks. The server came over to take our order without ever saying Hello. The food was delivered promptly, but the server walked away and never came back. I had to... More

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great place to go where they remember what you like and always get it for you. Gwen is the best! I have been going there for years and they just treat you like family.

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rica g, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We do our very best to keep our customers happy! More

arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Service was not very good, Charging 13.00 for 2 fish tacos that were not good at all. Very run down. Will not be back.

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Mesa, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They advertise $1.00 margaritas and a lot of people go there for that, but personally I don't think it was worth it. The decor was old and run down and there was an odor about the place that was not pleasant. We had a drink an left. I would not eat there.

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rica g, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this review

So sorry to hear that you didn't like our margaritas. Yes, the building is old (since the early 30's) so it has it's own unique flair. Maybe next time you can stay for a bite to eat, we think you would have enjoyed it. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hubby and I split the burrito especial, and it was great. Their shredded machaca beef is very tasty, and also quite tender.

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rica g, Owner at El Rancho, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our family restaurant. We strive for great customer service and excellent food. More

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