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El Ranchero Restaurant

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683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
928-684-5121
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For a excellent Mexican meal look no further!

Been going here for years and have NEVER been disappointed! Family owned and operated. A great place to not only experience a wonderful meal and superior service but also experience the best of the Hispanic Culture that runs long and deep in Wickenburg. Try the fresh daily home made Flan for desert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Bhamm
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Congress, Arizona
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I had to return my order of Fajitas because they were a greasy mess that tasted horrible. I then ordered a salad with chicken. The salad was large and filling but the dressing unappetizing. This place is probably good for a drink and appetizers, not a good meal. The waitress was wonderful. Although I offered to pay for the returned... More 

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Congress, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Been going here for years and have NEVER been disappointed! Family owned and operated. A great place to not only experience a wonderful meal and superior service but also experience the best of the Hispanic Culture that runs long and deep in Wickenburg. Try the fresh daily home made Flan for desert usually made by Candy.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My family and I looked up good restaurants in Wickenburg and due to the high reviews on various sites we decided to give El Ranchero a try, I am glad we did. Just prior to arriving at the restaurant we were stranded on the side of the road 20 miles outside of wickenburg after we ran out of gas. It... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stop by here on every trip up north. Never let down. Had the shrimp tacos, although the tortillas were a little soaky, but still good.. Maybe grill them for 10 second before laying the shrimp and ingredients onboard... See you next month

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A friend had told us about this place and we were so happy she did, we now have a new stop when visiting Wickenburg. The sauces and salsas were excellent.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Headed here for the weekend and we needed a place to eat for lunch as we arrived. This was the first place my wife saw as we came into town. We got there just as they opened and were seated quickly. The chips and salsa were great. It was nice to have a couple differnt types of salsa with the... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the authentic Mexican food! Love the staff, friendliness, and attentiveness! I appreciate the fact that I can get black beans instead of the standard re-fried beans served everywhere else! The chips and salsa and beans provided prior to the meal are always hot and fresh! Love the hot salsa!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Me and my husband came in on a Sunday and it seemed like they were kind of busy so we just chose a table and sat ourselves. An older lady brought us menus and asked for drinks but never came back! (which we understood because they were busy) 10 mins later a new server came over her name was Stephanie... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The portions are HUGE. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Very nice ambiente and great choices.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Found this little gem in Wickenburg, an almost ghost town (so many "for sale signs") north of Phoenix. Great Mexican style food, clean and friendly. Beers are reasonably priced too. This would be my "go-to" place for Mex. But beware, closes at 8 PM (as does pretty much everything in Ole' Wick).

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Additional Information about El Ranchero Restaurant

Address: 683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
Phone Number: 928-684-5121
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Wickenburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Wickenburg
  • Phone Number: 928-684-5121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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