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El Ranchero Restaurant

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683 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-2269
928-684-5121
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Great margaritas

We stopped in just for drinks and chips. All had margaritas and then shared the guacamole. Different fair for chips with refried beans, salsa and pico for dipping. Very good and liked the unique twist. Service was terrific with good timing. Definitely worth stopping in. Next time we will get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
EarthyNP
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in just for drinks and chips. All had margaritas and then shared the guacamole. Different fair for chips with refried beans, salsa and pico for dipping. Very good and liked the unique twist. Service was terrific with good timing. Definitely worth stopping in. Next time we will get dinner or lunch.

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Thank EarthyNP
Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the road btwn Phoenix & Las Vegas. Super friendly waitress and staff. A warm welcome. Fun colourful decor and our food was excellent. This restaurant is spotless and looks family owned. Awesome Marguerita too. A nice find in a small town.

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Thank Andrew H
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would drive from Phoenix just to eat here again. What a delicious meal and friendly staff. I eat gluten and dairy free and it was easy to find something good to eat. Love it!

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Thank JSafranek
Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying the night in Wickenburg on our way to Las Vegas and it was our first time at El Ranchero. We had a wonderful meal. Everyone here is very friendly. The food is traditional Sonoran Mexican fare. The Margaritas are generous and delicious. As soon as you sit down at the table they bring warm tortilla chips with... More 

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1 Thank GigiAnne
Pahrump, Nevada
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were staying at a nearby RV park and wanted to come into Wickenburg for lunch and shopping. Using TA as a guide, we thought we'd give El Ranchero a try. I ordered the taco salad and Hubby wanted to try the Tri-color enchiladas (1 chicken, 1 cheese, 1 beef with different sauces). I was really pleased with the taco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Every Mexican restaurant my husband and I go to, he orders the Chile Verde and that lets us know just how legit it is as comida mexicana. And this place had some awesome Chile Verde, it tasted like it had nopal in it. The guacamole was chunky and fresh, the ice tea was good and the three salsas for chips... More 

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We are in town for a few weeks and met some friends at El Ranchero on Christmas Eve. It has a great atmosphere and looked very clean. Candy was our waitress and she was wonderful! She explained the menu pointing out the items in red came from their customers telling them these were thier favorite foods. They provide chips w/... More 

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1 Thank Bill M
Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and what a gem of a restaurant! Candy was our server and explained that her parents opened the restaurant when she was 13 and they are retired now so she and her siblings have taken over. The food was freshly prepared and the pork and chicken fajita was so flavorful there was need to add... More 

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Thank sailgaiamar
Utah
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Clean, well-maintained. Excellent service. Three salsa selections and chips delivered upon arrival. Ordered a variety plate. Everything appeared to be made in-house. Generous portions. Nothing really WOW but no negatives either.

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1 Thank KellieS
Long Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Not fancy, but great food! We went there twice within a week. It will be our "go to" next time we are in Wickenberg. Affordable also!

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?