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1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
(928) 367-4557
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to the White Mountains since I was a kid and we have been coming here since I can remember. I love their enchiladas, tamales, quesadillas, burritos, and the awesome chips and salsa while we wait for the main dish. So yummy!

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

El Ranch is truly a Pinetop landmark but the food is a BIG question mark. Met some friends there for lunch on December 26th and experienced the worst tacos that I can ever remember. 40 years ago when El Rancho was the only Mexican joint on the mountain is was hit or miss. Today was a sad experience for a... More 

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Arizona
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32 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were in Show Low on a Sunday night in November. Many restaurants were closed in this area but we then we found El Rancho. We were immediately welcomed and it felt like home. We were getting take out so we could watch the ASU game in our hotel room at the Hampton Inn and told them we only had... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Went in on Sunday of Labor Day and sat at the bar for margaritas and a cheese crisp. I ordered their top shelf marg and it was pretty good. Unfortunately, the bar is really starting to look run-down and shabby. The bartender was serving tables, so he wasn't very attentive and we had to flag him down when drinks needed... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about El Rancho

Address: 1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
Phone Number: (928) 367-4557
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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