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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Very good food and service

I have eaten here several times and it has always been great. The staff is right there to help. The dishes are well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Alexander R
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Morro Bay, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Morro Bay, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have eaten here several times and it has always been great. The staff is right there to help. The dishes are well done.

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Phoenix
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Love this place. Always great. Try the Carne asada or chili verde. Service is friendly and efficient.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good service. Food was ok. Margurita was tart. We left with full bellies. We arrived at 7:30 when they close at 8 but we didn't feel rushed

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Walla Walla, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were on a 5 week RV trip. Stopped at El Ranchero with some friends. Found a true Mexican restaurant that served fresh and great tasting Mexican food. The place was packed when we showed up. they were able to seat 14 of us without reservations promptly. The service was very good and the margaritas were great. Everyone at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was great. I wanted to try something different than the traditional chimichanga I usally get so I ordered the Machaca (shredded beef mixed with scrambled eggs, side of beans, rice and chopped lettuce) and would reccomend it to all. Service was fast and friendly and they give you chips and salsa (three different kinds, all really good) to... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First visit this year. Still very good...!! Had the "Chicharonez"[sic]. Pork with an EXCELLENT sauce. I cleaned my plate. Service is good and friendly. Kitchen is Excellent! Prices are in line with the area, Portions are ample. Parking Front and Rear. Take-Out, available. This is a very good Family stop...

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A really great Mexican restaurant with original and traditional fare. Spotlessly clean and nicely appointed with efficient and friendly service. Modest prices in a strip mall conveniently located equals better than expectations and merited the coveted fifth star. I thoroughly enjoyed my Chile Rellenos and the shrimp enchiladas special was great. Will return when in town.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are not a lot of restaurants in Wickenburg. We went back to El Ranchero the second night because the menu had a lot of choices and the Mexican food was freshly prepared. The chile rellenos were a favorite.

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Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When in the southwest always try to eat at authentic eateries. This was well rated. Being from Kansas had things on menu I hadn't heard of. Had a combination plate and much enjoyed the flavors. Chili relleno was great. If ever this way again would eat here again.

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Redlands, Ca
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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

In the former location of the Hungry Vulture (gone for many years now), this restaurant has been a worthy replacement. It is our midway stop for lunch between California and Sedona. We enjoyed the colorful decor, the good service, an excellent Margarita, the taco salad with shredded beef, and fish tacos.

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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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