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El Ranchero's

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113 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701
(334) 872-6013
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch or dinner

I am not from the South and I love Mexican food. This restaurant is a pleasant surprise in a small town, a nice place to eat with decent prices, good service, and the food, although nothing spectacular, is tasty with very filling portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Andrea D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I am not from the South and I love Mexican food. This restaurant is a pleasant surprise in a small town, a nice place to eat with decent prices, good service, and the food, although nothing spectacular, is tasty with very filling portions.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my two young children I am Mexican and I have to say this food was thee nastiest non tasteful food I've ever had at a restaurant. & that's saying a lot considering I make Mexican food at home.Regretted even wasting my money.& I ordered some tamales and they had RAGU sauce on them! I requested a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I love this place. It's close to where I work so it's very convenient. The food is great and portions are substantial. There aren't a lot of choices in downtown Selma but this is definitely a must try place!

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michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I had tostados and they were great! Salsa was mild at best..tamales were kinda weird because they put some sort of red sauce on it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We thought there would be nothing in downtown Selma on a Monday night. We were wrong. This place had at least 10 tables on the go for the entire time we were there (and we were there for longer than anyone, because they make a mean margarita). Honestly, one table would leave and BAM there would be another family/couple/bunch of... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

found this little place on main street and popped in for a bite at lunch time. I found the menu to be the typical Mexican food found around the south . The prices were reasonable and offered a lunch portion at a cheaper price. The waitress was very nice and our drinks were brought out quickly the food order was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Always take black customers to the back room of restaurant to hide them. Bad service & waitresses / waiter run establishment.

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Selma, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Reasonably priced Mexican restaurant on the main street in Selma. We ate lunch there recently and enjoyed good food and great service. The fajitas are always a favorite and very reasonably priced here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

They are easy to find, however parking may not be so easy. They are located on the right side of Broad Street only two blocks before you get to the Emmund Pettus bridge. You may have to park on a side street. They have a large selection of good food, and delicious complimentary chips and salsa. My favorites are the... More 

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Selma, AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

El Ranchero is located on one of Selma's main streets (Broad St) making it easy to find. The food there is good 95% of the time. The staff are friendly and there is a lot to choose from on the menu. Service is pretty quick, for the most part. Take out is offered if you don't wish to dine in.... More 

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Additional Information about El Ranchero's

Address: 113 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701
Phone Number: (334) 872-6013
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Selma
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Selma
  • Phone Number: (334) 872-6013

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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