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El Rancho Restaurant

Mexican
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200 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541
928-474-3111
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
2/2/15 5:00 PM

Went to dinner for my birthday and this is my to-go-to place for Mexican food. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. I usually get the taco salad and as usual was very good. We live in Payson and that is the only mexican food place we go

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
charlotte1944
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Payson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Payson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to dinner for my birthday and this is my to-go-to place for Mexican food. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. I usually get the taco salad and as usual was very good. We live in Payson and that is the only mexican food place we go

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Payson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Three of us ate here a few weeks back (middle of January 2015), ordering a variety of menu choices. No need to go into detail because all I can say is the food was average typical Mexican one can find almost everywhere. You know... smothered in cheese with beans and rice. What else is there to say. It was okay,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They make awesome margarita's real good Mexican food! Prices are reasonable, staff is also very good

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Prescott
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Used to live in Payson and frequented El Rancho often. While visiting recently, I stopped in and had a green chili pork burrito dinner with rice and beans. I found the flavor not as good as I remembered and the meat was very skimpy. Just disappointed this time. Not the same as before. As before, the atmosphere and service was... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As an Arizona native and resident of Payson for much of my life, we have found that El Rancho has the best Mexican food for my tastes. The restaurant is clean, friendly, and offers outdoor dining even.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stopped in on the way to my sister and brother-in-law's cabin east of Payson. One of their favorite restaurants in town. We started with the Housemade salsa and Chips which were tasty. I enjoyed the Crispy Fried Beef Taco and Green Chili Housemade Enchilada. The sides of Refried Beans and Rice were not that flavorful however. Our server was friendly... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We love taco Tuesday at el Rancho. Tacos for a dollar can't be bet. Also have cheese enchiladas with the choice of red or green. Since I am a fan of green sauce this $1.50 item is great for me. I love the chunky salsa. Always have excellent service whenever we go. My oldest, who lives in the Valley requests... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My go to eatery when in Payson. Great food, Quick and excellent service. Great Salsa. Good breakfasts on the weekend.

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Ogallala
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Santa Fe chicken burrito was great. Large portions with a tasty cream sauce. Patio was a peaceful way to enjoy the Arizona weather. Service from hostess to wailer was great.

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arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There on Saturday evening with a fair crowd. Service was good, price was average the for industry as it seems. I noticed someone else mention the salsa and I was wondering if they would as it was the really only bad part, like they said watery, like soup with hastily cut up chunks thrown in. Although I would go again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 South Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ 85541
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-474-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?