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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Simply the Best!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
m00ncat123
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Wickenburg, Arizona
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Located in a small highway side building just east of downtown Wickenburg this family owned Mexican restaurant is excellent. Prices are reasonable and portions are perfectly sized. While I normally favor Chili Relleno the special last night was Chicken Enchilada with a Mole Sauce...a second favorite of mine. And they were excellent. Slightly spicy with that touch of cocoa flavor.... More 

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Oklahoma
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped here on a cross country bicycle ride. The chimichanga was good, with plenty of meat. The ranchero ice cream dessert was enough for two.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Can't recommend this place highly enough. The food was so good we went back twice. The service is fabulous & the margaritas worth sampling.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Took the shop to a well deserved lunch. Very good food at a great price. The carne asada taco salad and chicken chimichanga enchilada style were excellent! The service was awesome, fast and friendly they kept the chips/salsa and drinks coming we all left happy and very full!!

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El Salvador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
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?