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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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  • 17
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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
Quality Inexpensive Mexican Food

Being from the northeast I am always excited to find authentic Mexican food. Prices were reasonable and portions were huge. Loved the flavors in the Chimichanga. Seemed like a popular place with locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Rasheda V
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New York
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Lakewood
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While driving in from Nevada this afternoon, we noticed a billboard advertising the El Rancho Restaurant in Holbrook, so when we checked into the Quality Inn, the front desk clerk confirmed that it would be her first choice for Mexican food in town. The exterior of the restaurant is showing a little wear, like most everything else in town, but... More 

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Thank Ernest D
New York
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Being from the northeast I am always excited to find authentic Mexican food. Prices were reasonable and portions were huge. Loved the flavors in the Chimichanga. Seemed like a popular place with locals.

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Thank Rasheda V
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Typical southwest decor, but very clean. The service was very friendly. The food was made from fresh ingredients and very tasty. Heard some people complain about waiting for their food, but given it id's NOT fast food, wait time was fine. The stuffed sopaipilla was delicious. Salsa was good(cooked type). Beef chimichanga was good as well. Desert sopaipilla was excellent.

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Thank Kellee Y
Adrian, Missouri
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, service was excellent. Salsa was the best ever, just the right spice and perfect taste. A nice place to enjoy a good dinner in a small town.

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Thank shamrockofthesky
Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I love Mexican style food and eat it often. They had red and green chili Chimis and I was looking forward to enjoying them. They arrived and looked great but the first bite was disappointing. The beef had no flavor. It was totally bland. If you try this place ask for a small sample of the beef before ordering.

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Thank Mike M
Surprise, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We enjoyed eating in this restaurant. The Mexican food was very authentic & tasty. I had an enchilada & it came with a red chili sauce which was a bit hot for my taste. It was very good but I'm glad I ordered a side of sour cream to cool it down a bit. The service was good & the... More 

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Thank Ledsall39
Holbrook, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Green Chili enchiladas are terrific here. Go for the food, not the atmosphere! Some interesting trinkets in the gift shop.

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Thank Jeanne T
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was just a average Mexican restaurant with average food. It was crowed and stuffy during our meal. They did have a special that was decent but I probably would not select this place again if I was in the area.

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Thank mommermom
Devizes, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

El rancho is a surprise in an area of standard motels. It stands out and entering the hotel confirms that it's different. The rooms are small but have everything you need. The 49 bar is convenient and serves a range of drinks. The price reflects the unique character of this establishment. Well done for keeping the hotel unique.

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Thank PhilippaM25
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Waited over15 minutes and no-one had come to take either a drinks or food order. Don't waste your time coming here if you actually want to eat or drink! Worst service I have received in the US.

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

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