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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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  • 16
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  • 8
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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
Great Salsa

This place has great salsa. Served in a small carafe it has a perfect mix of heat and flavor. The food is also very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Itavo505
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This place has great salsa. Served in a small carafe it has a perfect mix of heat and flavor. The food is also very good.

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Vouvry
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What a beautiful place. And the food was very good and big portions. Ans we where served even after 3 PM.

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Southgate, Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Stopped here after recommendation from hotel. The service was excellent but the food was just "ok". The salsa was really good and served in little wine carafes so you never needed more. Tried the prickly pear margarita, and although tasty, neither of us that enjoyed this drink think there was any alcohol added.

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Washington, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I expected more being there was barely a place to sit. Food was ok, service slow but understandably so with as busy a they were. Atmosphere was old diner style. The place didn't seem immaculate but passable. I would go back but not my first choice.

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North Park Colorado
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They need to advertise greasy $.99 tacos. I would have ordered something else if I knew they were going to be fried in grease.

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Olivet, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent the day in the Petrified Forest and by the time we left everyone was getting a bit short tempered. Food was called for, soon, and we definitely weren't all going to make it back to Gallup for dinner. We saw the sign for El Rancho, saw the reviews in Trip Advisor and decided to go for it. Glad... More 

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arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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