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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 15
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  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
The place was packed!

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
thekaraokediva
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Washington, Utah
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Washington, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups

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