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El Ranchero Restaurant

Mexican
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Excellent food

We stayed in Wickenburg, AZ one night on a road trip through the old Southwest. Stayed at the Best Western in town and walked over here for a drink and dinner and we weren't disappointed. Friendly staff and wonderful food with ayce salad bar.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Roberta B
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Wickenburg, AZ one night on a road trip through the old Southwest. Stayed at the Best Western in town and walked over here for a drink and dinner and we weren't disappointed. Friendly staff and wonderful food with ayce salad bar.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We met with our good friends in Wickenbur for lunch. The food was good, service with a smile and good margaritas. We will return if we are ever in the area again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I was meeting family traveling through so I drove up from Phoenix as they drove past and found this great spot here and it didn't disappoint. Food is great.

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Fort saint john
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

a group of 12 went after our hike today ... Friendly staff welcomed us ..drinks and lunch were in order after our hike.. We had 3 that had to get back ASAP the staff stepped up and they were served very quickly...the rest of us enjoyed warm chips with salsa ....delish .. A few beers were had and lunch was... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Are dinner there last night. Service was good. Our waitress was very nice. The chips and salsa are so so. The dinner (chimichanga) was very tasty. I would go again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went late in the afternoon for an early dinner after a day on the road. We were greeted warmly by Sammy, who also was our server. My wife started with a refreshing margarita, me a cold beer. The table dipping sauces included spicy and mild salsas plus a bean dip. My wife had the shrimp taco ala carte. It... More 

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We found El Ranchero by happy accident. It's pretty downhome with multicoloured chairs and tables, but our server was helpful and charming. We were given a huge place of chips and salsa before the meal, and we split a appetizer of the hornitos which come highly recommended. Huge portions, good tasty food and a reasonable price. Happy to recommend.

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Surprise, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had beef enchiladas, rice and beans. Sauces had no flavor, gooey corn tortillas. The salsa and chips were good.

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Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

IMHO,The El Rancho has the best tasting and most authentic Mexican food in Wickenburg. My favorite meal here (so far) is the Tres Enchiladas combo. Service has been very friendly and helpful. Alcohol is served so you can have your beer or margarita, etc. as you desire.

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Thornton, Colorado
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Always have a good meal here. Everything was good tonight. Only problem, we were seated near the front door. There was a very cold wind blowing. Every time someone entered or left it was very cold. Will eat in the other room on our next visit. Or, wait for 65°F... Tamali's and Tacos were very good as expected. Plenty of... More 

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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, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?