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El Rancho Restaurant & Motel

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867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
928-524-3332
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meal at Ell Ranchero

Food was just ok. We love Mexican food, and this left a lot to be desired. It was clean and the service was ok. Would not go back there to eat again. I had fietas, and am used to them being served sizzling, these were just served on a plate and was not very hot.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

El rancho is my favorite Mexican food resturant. The salsa is awesome! The food is not too spicie, it's just right

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old river ,texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

if you are ever in Holbrook Arizona look this place up, its on hwy 77 down in town south of I-40, it is family owned and operated,i ordered the fajitas and they were the best I have ever had, their hot salsa is homemade and its also out of this world.it is a great family atmosphere.this is true authentic Mexican... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food was just ok. We love Mexican food, and this left a lot to be desired. It was clean and the service was ok. Would not go back there to eat again. I had fietas, and am used to them being served sizzling, these were just served on a plate and was not very hot.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Maybe I just don't know what authentic Mexican food is supposed to taste like but this place did not meet my families expectations. The staff actually looked at us as if we were an unwelcome event to be endured. I don't know if everyone was fighting in the kitchen or what but they gave off some serious negative vibes. As... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had six in our group, so sat at a large table in the bar area for dinner. It was a cozy, colorful room with fun, eclectic knick-knacks up on shelves (even an Elvis figurine!). Awesome margaritas and reasonably priced Mexican dinner selections. We enjoyed our time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Loved the folded taco dinner and margarita ! Yummy!!! Great service! Older Resterant I would go again! Thanks for the great service and dinner!

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Ok things may have changed since 2004. I ate here after a stop on trip to the Grand Canyon. I had a Chimichanga that was excellent. It was more of a Tex-Mex place than authentic Mexican, but like I said my Chimichanga was wonderful. My only negative comment was there was no Mexican beer on the menu. This was in... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped in for dinner on a Sunday evening. The salad bar items were almost depleted and no one could seem to figure out how or when it would be replenished. I was excited to try the Navajo taco but it turned out to be rather underwhelming. The rest of our food was rather average Tex-Mex fare.

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Flagstaff, AZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I ate here while visiting. The food was not good at all. I had a green chili burro and a red enchilada and my husband had a red chimi. If you do go here order the red chili.

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Earlysville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was directed to El Rancho late one evening by a friend at the local fairgrounds. He sure steered me right! This is a very nice, friendly informal place with good food served fast. I went back again on my return trip and everything was equally pleasant. I plan to make this a regular stop when I'm lucky enough to... More 

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Additional Information about El Rancho Restaurant & Motel

Address: 867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
Phone Number: 928-524-3332
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Holbrook
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: 928-524-3332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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