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El Rancho

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1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
(928) 367-4557
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11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Family Dinner

Love the friendly, family atmosphere. Service is always great. We visit El Rancho often as a family for a home cooked mexican meal. As a local, I always recommend out of town visitors to stop in for Happy Hour and dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
SandraD68
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Lakeside, Arizona
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Lakeside, Arizona
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Love the friendly, family atmosphere. Service is always great. We visit El Rancho often as a family for a home cooked mexican meal. As a local, I always recommend out of town visitors to stop in for Happy Hour and dinner.

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Thank SandraD68
Show Low, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The food is GREAT and the Service is GREAT people are very friendly and I LOVE THE OWNERS they are GREAT. A good place for FAMILY DINNERS

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Thank Lori V
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Pinetop has a lot of good Mexican resturants, but we alway wind up back at El Rancho. As a local, you tend to go back to the place that your most satisfied with. The food and service are good, and the prices are fair.

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Thank LnCMayo
Buckeye, Arizona
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I don't know if it is fair to rate based on the buffet food we ate for a party we were at. So I won't be too harsh. The place is not big for groups over 40, but manageable. Food was your par Mexican food. Nothing that is extra ordinary.

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Thank Felix C
Hermitage, Tennessee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were in Pinetop 6 days and went to El Rancho twice. The food is wonderful. The atmosphere fun. We had chicken enchaladas, chili rellenios, chimichungas, and other dishes. Choose between green or red sauce according to how how you like it. We love the green.

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Thank teaparty37076
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We enjoy the family atmosphere. The bar area has big screen TV's so you can cheer on your favorite team. Their food is well priced and delicious. My husband loves their wings and margaritas.

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Thank Pam O
Whiteriver, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I like the tacos they are the best and they are so unique that the taste never changes and the tacos do not come apart. The staff there is very nice and they make you feel very welcome.

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Thank Joy B
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We have been going to El Rancho for years. We think their food is great. Their recipes remind me of the Mexican food dishes I grew up with in Phoenix AZ. The service has always been outstanding especially with our favorite server, Nana.

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Thank Lindasb43
Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have not had good luck at El Rancho. The veggies are not fresh and the service is slow. Food is often luke warm.

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Thank Bergfamily
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We eat at El Rancho 2-3 times a month. Their food and service has always been very good, we especially like Margarita Tuesday, margaritas are $1.50 all day, and Taco Wednesday, $1.50 each between 11-2. My favorite dish is their green chile burro enchilada style. My wife especially likes their salsa and their shredded beef tacos. Go early on Tuesday,... More 

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Thank Steve F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1523 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Pinetop-Lakeside
  • Phone Number: (928) 367-4557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?